File Compatibility - SHOTPlus™ 5 Files


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This article details the compatibility of SHOTPlus™ 5 files within SHOTPlus™ 6

SHOTPlus™ 6 is not designed to work with SPF files that were originally created in SHOTPlus™ 5.

To prevent potential file corruption, related to compatibility issues, SHOTPlus™ 5 files opened in SHOTPlus™ 6 will be opened in 'read only' mode. Users will be able to view these files, but not edit or save.


To transfer data between SHOTPlus™ 5 and SHOTPlus™ 6, information should be exported as a text file or as a dxf file from SHOTPlus™ 5 and then imported into SHOTPlus™ 6.

Data or entities should not be transferred between SHOTPlus™ 5 and SHOTPlus™ 6 using copy and paste functionality.

SHOTPlus™ Production Version 6.9.1 / Beta Version 6.9.4 or later

Prior to version SHOTPlus™ Production version 6.9.1 (or SHOTPlus™ Beta version 6.9.4) the read only functionality for SHOTPlus™ 5 files was limited to viewing files only.

From Production version 6.9.1 (or Beta version 6.9.4 onward), the read only functionality was expanded to include the following:

  • View existing loading rules.
  • Export existing loading rules as a template.
  • View the Edit Hole dialog.
  • Export text files.
  • Load and save text export templates.
  • Export DXFs.
  • View the Hole Table.
  • Open Monitoring Points to view Vibration and/or Overpressure properties.
  • Export seed waves from the Monitoring Point dialog.
  • Use measurement and dimension tools.
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