6.8.6 SHOTPlus™ Beta Release Notes





October, 2021

Version 6.8.6 of SHOTPlus™ Beta, first offered to users on Wednesday 3rd of November 2021.
A notification will appear on start-up in SHOTPlus™ Beta once the update is available. We hope this will enable customers to perform the update without assistance from a BlastIQ™ specialist.
For further information on updating the SHOTPlus™, please contact the BlastIQ™ Support Team via support.blastiq.com.


  1. SP6-869: Surfaces DXFs can now be exported as Face 3D.
  2. SP6-1006: Added the ability to save and load import templates when importing Profile values.
  3. SP6-1526: SHOTPlus™ imports "First Length" from BlastIQ™1.
  4. SP6-1530: "First Length" added as exportable parameter from SHOTPlus™ Text Exporter.
  5. SP6-1531: Added new data source to SHOTPlus™ FastReports - "First Length".
  6. SP6-1532: "First Length" added to Hole Table.
  7. SP6-1534: New auto surface based on First Lengths imported from BlastIQ™.
  8. SP6-1539: New "Text Tag" field available when importing Points or Polylines via the SHOTPlus™ Text Importer.
  9. SP6-1544: Display "First Length" in Edit Hole dialog box.
  10. SP6-1545: Display "First Length" property in Hole History parameters table.
  11. SP6-1533: Added "First Length" to Drilling Accuracy Analytics View.
  12. SP6-1546: Added "First Length" to Hole Depth Variance Analytics View.
  13. SP6-1558: Display Deck Horizons and Strata Horizons in Section View.


    1. "First Length" is the first length of hole recorded on a BlastIQ™ field device. First Length cannot be recorded by SHOTPlus™, it can only be imported from BlastIQ™. 


  1. SP6-1005: Previous and Next arrows on SHOTPlus™ Hole Table now work regardless of hole selection.
  2. SP6-1008: SHOTPlus™ section tool updated:
    1. Sections can now be labelled with Alpha or Numeric characters.
    2. Labels can be set to increment of decrement.
    3. SHOTPlus™ warns user about duplicate section labels.
  3. SP6-1165: SHOTPlus™ now notifies users of successful submission of AVM™ jobs.
  4. SP6-1261: Auto-grade surface is now rendered, consistent with other auto surfaces.
  5. SP6-1516: When swapping detonators in Initiation Rules, products can now only be swapped like for like, this change has been made to prevent errors when exporting to BlastIQ™.
  6. SP6-1522: Surpac Exporter now allows users to adjust data fields.
  7. SP6-1525: Surpac Importer now allows users to adjust data fields.
  8. SP6-1571: Surface delay length mismatch error now limited to first 20 errors.
  9. SP6-1573: DXF export library updated.


  1. SP6-1537: Slice direction of holes was not being updated on the main scene explorer without selecting the screen.
  2. SP6-1547: SHOTPlus™ was not sending all required surface connector lengths, when exporting surface tie-ups to BlastIQ™.
  3. SP6-1548: Unhandled exception when importing a plan with holes that have null Hole Type and/or null Material Type.
  4. SP6-1549: SHOTPlus™ was included tie types not included in the tie-in when exporting surface tie-ups to BlastIQ™.
  5. SP6-1550: SHOTPlus™ was incorrectly setting the flag for initiator located below the toe of a blasthole when imported from a cBlast file.
  6. SP6-1555: SHOTPlus™ was exporting the incorrect EBS Hole time to BlastIQ™.
  7. SP6-1563: Users were unable to select object in the main scene explorer under certain circumstances.
  8. SP6-1572: SHOTPlus™ was not downloading product GUIDs when exporting to BlastIQ™ in certain circumstances.
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