6.11.5 SHOTPlus™ Beta Release Notes





May, 2022

Version 6.11.5 of SHOTPlus™ Beta, first offered to users on Tuesday 24th May 2022.
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. SP6-1143: Added option to enter or import coordinate transform settings for a SHOTPlus™ file or template1.
  2. SP6-1692: BlastIQ™ Blast Report:
    1. SHOTPlus™ can now create a PDF Blast Report for BlastIQ™ connected blasts2.
    2. The following views are available to include in the BlastIQ™ Blast Report3:
      1. BlastIQ™ Blast Tags.
      2. BlastIQ™ Key Performance Indicators.
      3. BlastIQ™ Blast Notes.
      4. Design Quantities.
      5. Angle of Initiation.
      6. Burden Relief.
      7. First Movement.
      8. Hole Temperature Analytics View.
      9. Water Depth Analytics View.
      10. Underdrill / overdrill Analytics Views:
        1. Design vs. Drilled.
        2. Design vs. First Length.
        3. Design vs. Measured.
      11. Hole Weight % Loading Accuray Analytics View.
  3. SP6-1696: BlastIQ™ Potential Misfire:
    1. SP6-1868: Consume Potential Misfire flag from BlastIQ™.
    2. SP6-1869: Display Potential Misfire on hole diagram in the Edit Hole dialog.
    3. SP6-1870: Display Potential Misfire flag in the Hole Table4.
    4. SP6-1871: Add Potential Misfire to Filter and Search list.
    5. SP6-1872: Add Potential Misfire to as a Text Export field5.
    6. SP6-1875: Add Potential Misfire as a Data Source for SHOTPlus™ Reports.
    7. SP6-1902: Display Potential Misfire in Hole History.
  4. SP6-1863: Added Design and Actual Energy Factor to Hole Table6.
  5. SP6-1890: Options added to create the following based on toe of charge7.
    1. Create points at toe of charge8.
    2. Create auto-surface at toe of charge9.


    1. Three known points and WKT transform options available. Where available, coordinate transforms will be imported from BlastIQ™ based on site selection. These settings will be used to position image overlays in a coming release.
    2. To create a BlastIQ™ Blast Report, select BlastIQ > BlastIQ™ Blast Report from the main toolbar.
    3. Calculation or Analytic views included in the BlastIQ™ Blast Report will duplicate the current settings in their respective windows.
    4. Potential misfire available from the Hole measures tab.
    5. Potential misfire available from the Measurements tab.
    6. Energy factor available from the Hole data tab.
    7. Based on the first non-backfill charge in a hole
    8. To create points at the toe of a charge, select ToolsHolesCreate points at charge toe.
    9. To create a toe of charge auto-surface, select the Charged toe option from the Auto-surfaces section of the Visibility manager.


  1. SP6-1728: Enabled the use of the following accessories as Air Decks within loading designs exported to BlastIQ™:
    1. Globo.
    2. Tapponex.
    3. Paraplug.
  2. SP6-1821: Restricted opacity of heat map surface to ensure visibility of hole collars.
  3. SP6-1826: Added additional method for identification of stab holes for the purpose of volume calculations1.
  4. SP6-1846: Updated wording when using BlastIQ™ move holes between plans tool.
  5. SP6-1851: Actions that trigger a volume re-calculation updated to improve SHOTPlus™ performance where the number of holes exceeds 1,000. 
  6. SP6-1867: Where holes are designed with 'Maintain hole track' selected, the position of the hole track will align with the row position regardless of the selected drill bench surface.
  7. SP6-1873: Only active Hole Types / Material Types are shown in Analytics View legends.
  8. SP6-1878: Increase the maximum allowable Charge mass per metre value for Exclusion Zone tool to 300 kg/m and 300 lb/ft.
  9. SP6-1879: BlastIQ™ plan notes are now displayed across multiple lines.
  10. SP6-1926: Added ability to import surfaces from RHINO data.


    1. Stab hole identification settings can be adjusted from EditBlast PropertiesVolume calculations.


  1. SP6-1860: Warning dialog for Exclusion Zone Tool was only shown when first opening the tool.
  2. SP6-1865: Exporting Quantities Report from SHOTPlus™ was resulting in 'File in Use' error.
  3. SP6-1903: Input for the Exclusion Zone Tool were incorrectly being retained in some circumstances.
  4. SP6-1907: SHOTPlus™ deleting holes with WebGen™ encoding paths was causing SHOTPlus™ to give unhandled exception in some circumstances.
  5. SP6-1915: Unhandled exception was occuring with the Hole History dialog in certain circumstances.
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