Voxler®4 - Golden Software

Voxler®4 - Golden Software
Voxler 4
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3D Well & Volumetric Data Visualization
Quick Start Guide
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Voxler®
Quick Start Guide
3D Data Visualization
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Quick Start Guide
Table of Contents
Introduction to Voxler.........................................................................................1
Who Uses Voxler?...........................................................................................1
System Requirements.........................................................................................2
Installation Directions.........................................................................................2
Updating Voxler.............................................................................................2
Uninstalling Voxler..........................................................................................3
A Note about the Documentation..........................................................................3
Three-Minute Tour..............................................................................................4
Example Voxler Files.......................................................................................4
Anti Collision Example (WellRender)..............................................................4
Inversion (Isosurface).................................................................................4
Using Voxler..................................................................................................5
Using Scripter................................................................................................5
Example Script Files...................................................................................5
Voxler User Interface..........................................................................................6
Menu Commands............................................................................................8
Toolbars........................................................................................................8
Status Bar.....................................................................................................8
Network Manager...........................................................................................8
Module Manager........................................................................................... 10
Property Manager......................................................................................... 11
Changing the Window Layout......................................................................... 12
Docking Managers........................................................................................ 12
Viewer Window............................................................................................ 12
Worksheet Window....................................................................................... 13
Modules.......................................................................................................... 14
Computational Modules................................................................................. 14
ChangeType............................................................................................. 14
DuplicateFilter......................................................................................... 15
ExclusionFilter......................................................................................... 15
ExtractPoints........................................................................................... 15
Filter...................................................................................................... 15
Gradient................................................................................................. 15
Gridder................................................................................................... 15
Math...................................................................................................... 16
Merge..................................................................................................... 16
Resample................................................................................................ 16
Slice....................................................................................................... 16
Subset.................................................................................................... 16
Transform............................................................................................... 16
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Data Source Modules.................................................................................... 16
Point Sets............................................................................................... 17
Lattices................................................................................................... 17
Geometry................................................................................................ 17
WellData................................................................................................. 17
FunctionLattice........................................................................................ 18
TestLattice............................................................................................... 18
General Modules.......................................................................................... 18
Info........................................................................................................ 18
Light...................................................................................................... 18
Viewer Window........................................................................................ 18
Graphics Output........................................................................................... 19
Annotation.............................................................................................. 19
Axes....................................................................................................... 19
BoundingBox........................................................................................... 19
ClipPlane................................................................................................. 19
Contours................................................................................................. 20
FaceRender............................................................................................. 20
HeightField.............................................................................................. 20
Isosurface............................................................................................... 20
ObliqueImage.......................................................................................... 20
OrthoImage............................................................................................. 21
ScatterPlot.............................................................................................. 21
StreamLines............................................................................................ 21
Text........................................................................................................ 21
VolRender............................................................................................... 22
WellRender.............................................................................................. 22
Tutorial........................................................................................................... 22
Tutorial Lesson Overview............................................................................... 23
Using the Tutorial with the Demo Version......................................................... 23
Starting Voxler............................................................................................. 23
Lesson 1 - Loading Data................................................................................ 24
Lesson 2 - Creating Graphics Output Modules................................................... 25
Creating a ScatterPlot............................................................................... 25
Creating a Bounding Box........................................................................... 26
Lesson 3 - Changing Properties...................................................................... 27
Changing ScatterPlot Symbol Colors........................................................... 27
Displaying ScatterPlot Labels..................................................................... 27
Changing the BoundingBox Properties......................................................... 28
Rotating the View..................................................................................... 29
Lesson 4 - Editing Linked Data in the Worksheet............................................... 29
Lesson 5 - Using Computational Modules......................................................... 30
Gridding Data.......................................................................................... 30
Creating an Isosurface.............................................................................. 31
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Editing the Isosurface............................................................................... 31
A Note About Transparency........................................................................ 32
Filtering Data........................................................................................... 32
Lesson 6 - Connecting Multiple Modules........................................................... 34
Adding a Contours Module......................................................................... 34
Changing the Contours Properties............................................................... 34
Changing the Transparency........................................................................ 36
Lesson 7 - Saving Information....................................................................... 36
Saving a Voxler File.................................................................................. 36
Saving Data............................................................................................ 37
Exporting Graphics................................................................................... 37
Copying Graphics..................................................................................... 38
Capturing a Video..................................................................................... 38
Lesson 8 - Importing and Displaying Wells....................................................... 39
Importing Well Collar Information............................................................... 39
Importing Trajectory Data......................................................................... 40
Displaying the Wells................................................................................. 41
Importing Log Data.................................................................................. 41
Displaying Log Data on the Wells................................................................ 42
Printing the Online Help..................................................................................... 43
Printing One Topic........................................................................................ 43
Printing One Book........................................................................................ 43
Printing the Entire Help File........................................................................... 43
Getting Help.................................................................................................... 44
Online Help................................................................................................. 44
Context-Sensitive Help.................................................................................. 44
Internet Resources....................................................................................... 44
Technical Support......................................................................................... 45
Contact Information...................................................................................... 45
Index.............................................................................................................. 47
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Introduction to Voxler
Welcome to Voxler, a three-dimensional scientific visualization program oriented
primarily toward volumetric rendering and three-dimensional data display. While the
emphasis is on three-dimensional volumes, Voxler can also utilize two-dimensional
grids including DEM files, images, and scattered point data. Voxler can display
streamlines, vector plots, contour maps, isosurfaces, image slices, three-dimensional
scatter plots, direct volume rendering, three-dimensional block models, well traces,
and more. Computational modules include three-dimensional gridding, resampling,
numerous lattice operations, and image processing. Voxler is designed for displaying
XYZC data, where C is a component variable at each X, Y, and Z location.
With Voxler, you can create stunning graphics output for your true three-dimensional
models. Models can be sliced, displayed at any angle, and even animated with a simple
mouse movement. Standard or custom colors can be applied to the models.
Creating three-dimensional models is as easy as importing the data file, applying any
computational processes, such as gridding, to the data, and attaching the desired
graphics output module. Voxler automatically selects reasonable default settings for
each new graphics output. Customizing the display of the graphics is quick and easy
for all module types. Calculating volumes directly from three-dimensional block models
or within an isosurface is easy and provides a quick estimate of the volume of material
displayed.
The Scripter program, included with Voxler, is useful for creating, editing, and
running script files that automate Voxler procedures. By writing and running script
files, simple mundane tasks or complex system integration tasks can be performed
precisely and repetitively without direct interaction. Voxler also supports ActiveX
automation using any compatible client, such as Visual BASIC. These two automation
capabilities allow Voxler to be used for any three-dimensional modelling or display
projects.
Who Uses Voxler?
People from many different disciplines use Voxler. The geosciences generate large
amounts of volumetric data from drill cores, seismic studies, ground penetrating
radar, subsurface mapping, and remote sensing. Another source of data is from
medical imaging generated by CT and MRI scans. Meteorological data, high-resolution
microscopy, flow fields, and groundwater modeling are also sources for volumetric
data. Voxler users include archeologists, climatologists, educators, engineers, doctors,
hydrogeologists, geologists, geophysicists, medical researchers, students, and more.
Anyone wanting to visualize the relationship of their three-dimensional data with
stunning graphical output will benefit from Voxler’s powerful features!
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New features of Voxler 4 are summarized:
ƒƒ Online at: www.GoldenSoftware.com/products/voxler#what-s-new
ƒƒ In the program: click the Help | Contents command and click on the New
Features page in the Introduction book
System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for Voxler are:
ƒƒ Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8, or higher
ƒƒ 512 MB RAM minimum for simple data sets, 1 GB RAM recommended
ƒƒ At least 100 MB of free disk space
ƒƒ 1024 x 768 or higher monitor resolution with a minimum of 16-bit color depth
ƒƒ Video card with OpenGL acceleration highly recommended
Installation Directions
Installing Voxler 4 requires logging onto the computer with an account that has
Administrator rights. Golden Software does not recommend installing Voxler 4 over
any previous version of Voxler. Voxler 4 can coexist with older versions (e.g. Voxler
3) as long as they are installed in different directories. By default, the program
directories are different. For detailed installation directions, see the Readme.rtf file.
To install Voxler from a CD:
1. Insert the Voxler CD into the CD-ROM drive. The installation program
automatically begins on most computers. If the installation does not begin
automatically, double-click on the Autorun.exe file located on the Voxler CD.
2. Click Install Voxler from the Voxler Auto Setup dialog to begin the installation.
To install Voxler from a download:
1. Download Voxler according to the directions you received.
2. Double-click on the downloaded file to begin the installation process.
Updating Voxler
To update Voxler, open the program and click the Help | Check for Update
command. This will launch the Internet Update program which will check Golden
Software's servers for any free updates. If there is an update for your version of
Voxler (e.g. Voxler 4.0 to Voxler 4.1), you will be prompted to download the update.
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Uninstalling Voxler
Windows XP: To uninstall Voxler, go to the Control Panel and double-click Add/
Remove Programs. Select Voxler 4 from the list of installed applications. Click the
Remove button to uninstall Voxler 4.
Windows Vista: To uninstall Voxler when using the Regular Control Panel
Home, click the Uninstall a program link. Select Voxler 4 from the list of installed
applications. Click the Uninstall button to uninstall Voxler 4.
To uninstall Voxler when using the Classic View Control Panel, double-click Programs
and Features. Select Voxler 4 from the list of installed applications. Click the Uninstall
button to uninstall Voxler 4.
Windows 7: To uninstall Voxler go to the Control Panel and click the Uninstall a
program link. Select Voxler 4 from the list of installed applications. Click the Uninstall
button to uninstall Voxler 4.
Windows 8: From the Start screen, right-click the Voxler 4 tile and click the Uninstall
button at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, right-click anywhere on the Start
screen and click All apps at the bottom of the screen. Right-click the Voxler 4 tile and
click Uninstall at the bottom of the screen.
Windows 10: Select Settings in the Start menu. In Settings, select System | Apps
& features. Select Voxler 4, and then click Uninstall. To uninstall Voxler from the
Windows Control Panel, click Programs | Programs and Features. Next select
Voxler 4 and click Uninstall.
A Note about the Documentation
The Voxler documentation includes this quick start guide and the online help.
General information is included in the quick start guide. Detailed information about
each command and feature of Voxler is included in the online help. Use the Help
| Contents command in the program to open the online help. In the event the
information you need cannot be located in the online help, other sources of Voxler
help include our support forum, knowledge base, FAQs, newsletters, blog, and
contacting our technical support engineers.
You can also purchase a full PDF user’s guide that includes all of the documentation for
the program. This PDF user’s guide can be printed by the user, if desired. The guide
can be purchased on the Golden Software website at www.GoldenSoftware.com.
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Various font styles are used throughout the Voxler documentation. Bold text indicates
menu commands, dialog names, window names, and page names. Italic text indicates
items within a manager or dialog such as module names, options, and field names. For
example, the Save As dialog contains a Save as type drop-down list. Bold and italic
text also may be used occasionally for emphasis. In addition, menu commands appear
as File | Open. This means, "click on the File menu at the top of the Voxler window,
then click on Open within the File menu list." The first word is always the menu
name, followed by the commands within the menu list.
Three-Minute Tour
We have included several example files with Voxler so that you can quickly
see some of Voxler’s capabilities. Only a few example files are discussed
here, and these examples do not include all of Voxler’s many graphics
output types and features. The Network Manager is a good source of
information as to what is included in each file.
Example Voxler Files
To view the example Voxler files:
1. Open Voxler.
2. In the Module Manager, open the Samples folder.
3. Double-click on any sample file name to open the sample file.
Anti Collision Example (WellRender)
The Anti Collision Example well model sample file
contains a Data Source module with XYZ Path well data.
The Data Source module is connected to a WellData
module, which is connected to a WellRender module.
Wells are displayed as tubes in the Viewer window. Axes
provide a reference information for the graphic.
The Anti Collision Example
(WellRender) sample contains
multiple wells and axes.
Inversion (Isosurface)
The isosurface sample file displays the Inversion.dat
sample data with multiple Isosurface modules. The Point
Source module is connected to a Gridder module, which
is then connected to a Filter module. Isosurfaces are
generated from the Gridder and Filter module outputs.
Axes and a BoundingBox provide useful reference
information about the isosurfaces.
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The Inversion (Isosurface)
sample contains multiple
isosurfaces, axes, and a
bounding box.
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Using Voxler
The general steps to progress from an XYZC data file to a finished ScatterPlot graphics
output are as follows.
1. Open Voxler.
2. Click the Import button in the Welcome to Voxler dialog.
3. In the Import dialog, select the data file and click the Open button.
4. In the Property Manager for the data source module, set the Output type
to Points. Then specify the X coordinates, Y coordinates, Z coordinates, and
Components columns.
5. Right-click on the data source module and choose the Graphics Output |
ScatterPlot command. A ScatterPlot module is displayed in the Viewer window.
6. Select the ScatterPlot module in the Network Manager and the properties are
displayed in the Property Manager. Adjust the properties as desired.
7. Click the File | Save As command. Enter a File name in the Save As dialog and
click the Save button to save your Voxler project.
Using Scripter
Tasks can be automated in Voxler using Golden Software’s Scripter program or
any ActiveX Automation-compatible client, such as Visual BASIC. A script is a text
file containing a series of instructions for execution when the script is run. You can
do almost everything with a script that you can do manually with the mouse or from
your keyboard in the program. Scripts are useful for automating repetitive tasks
and consolidating a sequence of steps. Scripter is installed in the same location
as Voxler. Refer to the Voxler Automation help book in the online help for more
information about Scripter. Several example scripts are included in the online help
and in the Voxler directory so you can quickly see Scripter’s capabilities.
Example Script Files
To run a sample script:
1. Open Scripter by navigating to the installation folder, C:\Program Files\Golden
Software\Voxler 4\Scripter. Double-click on the Scripter.EXE application file.
2. Click the File | Open command and select a sample script .BAS file from the C:\
Program Files\Golden Software\Voxler 4\Samples\Scripts folder.
3. Click the Script | Run command and the script is executed.
4. Most sample scripts will open Voxler and display and edit a module in the Viewer
window.
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Voxler User Interface
The Voxler user interface consists of the title bar, menu bar, toolbars, Viewer
window, managers, tabbed documents, and status bar. Voxler uses multi-threading
to keep the user interface responsive, even with computationally intensive background
tasks. The user interface is based on a multi-document model. This allows for multiple
Voxler project and worksheet documents to be open simultaneously.
This is the Voxler window with the Module Manager on the left. The Network Manager and
Property Manager are stacked in the center, and the Viewer window, where the graphics are
displayed, is on the far right. The toolbars and menu are displayed at the top and the status bar
is displayed at the bottom.
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The following table summarizes the function of the Voxler layout components.
Component
Name
Component Function
Title Bar
The title bar lists the program name plus the saved Voxler file name,
if any. An asterisk (*) after the file name indicates the file has been
modified since it was last saved.
Menu Bar
The menu bar contains the commands used to run Voxler.
Toolbars
The toolbars contain Voxler tool buttons, which are shortcuts to
menu commands. Move the cursor over each button to display a tool
tip describing the command. Toolbars can be docked or floating.
Tabbed
Documents
Multiple Voxler documents are displayed as tabs. Click on the tab to
view the Voxler project or worksheet.
Module
Manager
The Module Manager contains a list of the modules that can be
added to a Voxler project. These modules provide a quick way of
adding modules to the Network Manager. The Module Manager
is initially docked on the left. The Module Manager can be dragged
and placed at any location on the screen.
Network
Manager
The Network Manager displays the modules, data, and connections
in the existing Voxler project. The Network Manager is initially
docked in the center top position on the screen.
Property
Manager
The Property Manager allows you to edit any of the properties of
the selected module. Changes made in the Property Manager are
immediately reflected in the Viewer window. The Property Manager
is initially docked in the center bottom position on the screen.
Viewer
Window
The Viewer window contains the graphics output as directed by the
modules in the Network Manager. The Viewer window is initially
located to the far right side of the screen.
Status Bar
The status bar displays information about the activity in Voxler. The
status bar is divided into two sections. The left section displays help
messages and progress text. The right section usually displays the
window size. It can also display a progress gauge or the estimated
time remaining for long tasks.
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Menu Commands
The menus contain commands that add, edit, and control the modules in the Viewer
window. See the Menu Commands help book in the online help for details about the
various menu commands.
Toolbars
Toolbars display buttons that represent menu commands for easier access. Use the
View | Toolbars command to show or hide a toolbar. A check mark is displayed next
to visible toolbars. Hold the cursor over any tool button on the toolbar to display the
function of the button as a screen tip. A more detailed description is displayed in the
status bar at the bottom of the window.
Status Bar
The status bar is located at the bottom of the window. Use the View | Status Bar
command to show or hide the status bar. The status bar displays information about
the current command or activity in Voxler. The status bar is divided into two sections.
The left section displays help messages and progress text. The right section normally
displays the window size. It can also display a progress gauge and the estimated time
remaining for long tasks.
Network Manager
Voxler uses a Network Manager to show a graphical representation of data and
processes performed in the project. All data, modules, and processing paths for the
current project are visible in the Network Manager.
Most modules contain a name, visibility check box, input connection pad,
output connection pad, indicator LED light, and a connection line.
Modules are connected to perform a desired task. A module is a data set, a process
to be applied to a data set, or graphical rendering of the data set. Modules accept
data on their input connection pads, modify the data, and pass it along through the
output connection pads. The final output from the pipeline is usually a graphical
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representation of data, such as a BoundingBox or FaceRender. The module is displayed
as a small rectangle. The rectangle can be selected and dragged with the mouse.
Visibility
Check Box
Module Name
Indicator LED
The visibility check box indicates whether a module’s
output is visible in the Viewer window. Check the box
to display a module and all “downstream” (connected)
modules. Uncheck the box to hide a module and all
downstream modules. A gray check mark indicates that a
module is disabled because of a hidden upstream module.
(Name)
Each module is named with the loaded data file name
or by the function performed by the module. You can
change the name with the Edit | Rename command.
Alternatively, right-click the module and select Rename.
The indicator LED is a small round “light” showing module
status.
•
Green: the module is up to date
•
Yellow: the module has been modified and needs to be
updated
•
Red: the module is in an error state
Connection
Pad
An input connection pad is located on the left side of
the module. An output connection pad is located on the
right side of the module. The presence of connection
pads indicates that a module may be connected to other
modules. Only modules with the appropriate type of data
may be connected.
Connector
Lines
Connector lines are drawn between connected modules.
Lines or pipes may be displayed. See the Tools | Options
dialog to change the display of connector lines.
There are several ways to connect or disconnect two modules. After you have selected
a module:
•
Right-click on a module in the Network Manager and select Connect from the
context menu
•
Click on the connection pad of a module in the Network Manager
•
Click the Network | Connect command
The procedure is the same whether you are connecting or disconnecting two modules.
Once a Connect command is initiated, the cursor snaps to the Network Manager
and Voxler enters graphical connect mode. Move the mouse until the blue connection
line touches the compatible module you want to connect to or disconnect from and
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the connection line turns yellow. Click the mouse on the module to make or break the
connection. The blue connection line turns yellow if the modules are compatible.
Module Manager
The Module Manager displays a list of available modules
and other commands. Several simple sample files are
displayed at the top of the Module Manager window.
Double-click any file in the Samples folder to load it into
Voxler. The
and
buttons indicate the folder can
be expanded or collapsed to show or hide additional
information. To expand a folder, click on the
control,
select the item and press the plus key (+) on the numeric
keypad, or press the right ARROW key on your keyboard.
To collapse a folder, click on the
control, select the item
and press the minus key (-) on the numeric keypad, or
press the left ARROW key. You can also double-click on a
folder name to expand or collapse the folder.
The toolbar at the top of the Module Manager contains a
button. All modules are listed if the
Show All Modules
button is depressed. If Show All Modules is not depressed,
only those modules that are compatible with the currently
selected module are displayed.
You can add modules to the Network Manager by
double-clicking on the module in the Graphics Output,
Computational, Data Source, General Modules, or Well
folder in the Module Manager. The item is added to
the Network Manager. If a module is selected in the
Network Manager and the module in the Module
Manager is compatible, the two are connected.
Otherwise, the module is loaded in the Network
Manager without connections to any existing modules.
You can also drag and drop a module from the Module
Manager to the Network Manager.
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Double-click on a module
to add the module to the
Network Manager.
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Property Manager
The Property Manager allows
you to edit the properties of the
currently selected module. The
Property Manager contains a
list of all properties for a selected
object. By default the Property
Manager is left open so the
properties of selected objects are
always visible. Information about
the object properties is located in
the online help.
Sections with multiple options
or
button to
appear with a
the left of the name. To expand
a section, click on the
button.
To collapse a section, click on
the
button. For example, click
on a Isosurface module in the
Network Manager to select it.
In the Property Manager, click
on the General tab. Click the
next to Rendering and you see
several options, Draw
style, Side(s) to draw,
Color method, Colormap,
and Material.
The Property Manager is used to change properties of
the selected module.
To change a property, click on the property's value next to the property name. Select a
new property from the list, scroll to a new number using the
buttons, select a new
, open a dialog with the
button, or type a new
value by dragging the
value and press ENTER on your keyboard. How a property is changed depends on the
property type. For example, an Isosurface has a Isovalue option that is changed by
typing a value or dragging the slider. The Colormap option can be changed by clicking
the existing color and selecting a new color from the list or by clicking the
and selecting new options in the dialog.
button
Occasionally, some properties are dependent on other selections. For example, with
the Isosurface module, the Colormap option is not available unless the Color method is
set to By isovalue.
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Module properties automatically update after changes are made in the Property
Manager. If you want to disable the automatic update of properties, uncheck the Auto
Update box at the top of the Property Manager. This allows multiple changes to be
made without updating the Viewer window after each change. This can be convenient
with large data sets because the redraw time is reduced. After making all changes,
click the Update Now button to update all module properties in the Viewer window.
Changing the Window Layout
The windows, toolbars, managers, and menu bar display in a docked view by default;
however, they can also be displayed as floating windows. The visibility, size, and
position of each item may also be changed. Refer to the Changing the Window Layout
topic in the online help for more information on layout options.
Docking Managers
Voxler has a docking mechanism feature that allows for easy
docking of managers. Left-click the title bar of a manager and drag
it to a new location while holding down the left mouse button. The
docking mechanism displays arrow indicators as you move the
manager around the screen. When the cursor touches one of the
docking indicators in the docking mechanism, a blue rectangle
shows the window docking position. Release the left mouse button
to allow the manager to be docked in the specified location.
The docking
mechanism has
docking indicators.
Viewer Window
The Viewer window displays the three-dimensional graphical output produced by the
modules in the Network Manager. All visible items in the Network Manager are
displayed in the Viewer window.
The Viewer window behavior is controlled by several settings from the toolbars or
the View menu. A virtual camera is used to view, rotate, zoom, and pan the view.
The camera position and target are controlled with the View | Camera Properties
command. The default position and zoom is called the Home position. By default,
Home includes all of the visible graphics and resets when a large change in the extents
occurs. To set the home position, click the View | Set Home command. To return to
the home position, click the View | Home command.
A world axis triad, located in the lower right corner, displays the global coordinate
system orientation.
Choose the method for drawing overlapping objects in the Viewer window with the
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View | Still Draw Style options. These commands are useful if a particular display
mode takes too long to render and you want to temporarily display graphics in a faster
drawing format such as Wireframe, Low Resolution, or Bounding Box. By choosing a
faster drawing format, the scene will redraw quicker, but some elements may appear
incorrect. A similar command, View | Animating Draw Style, applies to the graphics
when the camera position is being changed, such as when the graphic is spinning or
while changing the zoom level.
There are several transparency modes available with the View | Transparency
Type command. Different modes work better for various types of geometry. Some
modes provide faster rendering while others give better quality. Occasionally, you
will need to experiment with transparency modes to find the best display. If you
find that your transparent graphics are partially opaque at certain orientations, try
selecting View | Transparency Type | Sorted Object, Sorted Triangle Blend
or View | Transparency Type | Sorted Object Blend. These methods provide a
more accurate transparency mode, but are also slower and more memory-intensive
than others. If you find that you are running out of memory or rendering is taking
a very long time, choose the View | Transparency Type | Blend command. This
method usually provides a reasonable tradeoff between accuracy and speed. See the
Transparency Type section in the online help for advantages and disadvantages of
each transparency type.
Worksheet Window
The worksheet window opens a data file for editing. Data can be altered, transformed,
sorted, or filtered. In addition data can be assigned a coordinate system. The
components of the worksheet window are displayed below.
The components of the worksheet window shown above are described in the
table on the next page.
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Component Name
Component Function
Column Letters
The column letters identify a column of the worksheet.
Row Numbers
The row numbers identify a row of the worksheet
Active Cell
The active cell is highlighted with a bold outline. It is the cell
that receives data input (numeric values or text strings) from
the keyboard. Only one cell is active at a time.
Active Cell Location
The location of the active cell is indicated with the column
letter and row number (e.g. B2).
Active Cell Edit Box
The box displaying the data or text contained in the active cell
is shown in the active cell edit box. Data typed into an empty
cell appears in both the edit box and the active cell.
Worksheet Name
The data file name of the worksheet or the worksheet number
prior to saving is displayed on the tab.
Select Entire
Worksheet Button
This button selects all cells in the worksheet.
Modules
A module is a data set or a process to be applied to a data set. Modules are the
building blocks from which the final output is constructed. Modules accept data on
their input connection pads, modify the data, and pass it along through the output
connection pads. There are four types of modules: computational, data source,
general, and graphics output. Detailed information about each module is located in the
online help. Basic information about each module is listed below.
Computational Modules
Computational modules alter the data by changing their type, filtering, creating a
gradient, gridding, performing mathematical transformations, merging, resampling,
slicing, creating a subset, or transforming coordinates.
ChangeType
The ChangeType module changes the lattice or point set data type from one primitive
type (e.g. integer, float, etc.) to another. Smaller types save memory at the expense
of reduced numeric precision. All components of the input data set are converted. The
ChangeType module changes the data components type only, not the coordinates. Use
the Transform module to change the coordinates.
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DuplicateFilter
The DuplicateFilter module removes duplicate data points in a point set. Duplicate
data are two or more data points having nearly identical X, Y, and Z coordinates. The
DuplicateFilter properties control the definition of a duplicate point. Several options
are available for determining which point, if any, to keep when points are considered
duplicates.
ExclusionFilter
The ExclusionFilter module excludes data points in a point set according to a userspecified Boolean function. Some functions available are IF, AND, OR, NOT, and several
comparison operations (=, <, >, etc). See the complete list of functions and operators
in the online help on the Mathematical Functions page.
ExtractPoints
The ExtractPoints module converts points on well paths into points to use for gridding.
It will also convert a lattice to a point data set. The number of output components,
based on the number of input components or log items in the original data, can be
specified.
Filter
The Filter module applies a digital filter to a uniform lattice. The lattice may be twodimensional (images) or three-dimensional (volumes). Each filter reads the input
lattice, performs a particular filtering operation on the data values in the lattice
nodes, and sends the results to the output lattice. The input and output lattices are
always the same size and type. Filter module computations include data statistics
such as local minimum, maximum, median, average, standard deviation; and image
modification such as brightness and contrast.
Gradient
The Gradient module computes a gradient field from a single component of a two- or
three-dimensional lattice. A gradient is a three-dimensional vector pointing in the
direction of greatest slope. The output lattice contains three-component data at each
lattice node. A centered difference algorithm is used to calculate the gradient. The
output lattice geometry is identical to the input lattice geometry.
Gridder
The Gridder module interpolates scattered point data onto a uniform lattice. The
output lattice range, resolution, interpolation method, and associated parameters are
set. Since gridding can take quite a while to execute, it is necessary to click the Begin
Gridding button in the Property Manager to start the process.
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Math
The Math module creates a new output lattice by applying a numeric expression to one
or more input lattices. The output lattice is calculated one node at a time by applying
the numeric expression to the input lattice nodes.
Merge
The Merge module combines two or more input lattices into a single uniform output
lattice. You can specify the output lattice range and resolution.
Resample
The Resample module changes the resolution of a lattice. This is performed by
computing new data values at each output lattice node by interpolating the data
values from the input lattice. The Resample module does not perform extrapolation.
Slice
The Slice module creates a two-dimensional slice through a three-dimensional input
lattice. The plane orientation may be preset to one of the local axis planes or in an
arbitrary direction.
Subset
The Subset module extracts a particular region of interest for further analysis. You can
specify the geometric range, sampling frequency, and data components of the subset.
Transform
The Transform module transforms the X, Y, and Z coordinates of an input point set
or lattice using a standard 4x4 transformation matrix. The order of transformations
is: scaling, rotation, and translation. Rotation and scaling are performed around the
object’s Origin. The Origin can be the lower left corner, the upper right corner, the
center, or a custom position.
Data Source Modules
Data source modules serve as the source of raw data. The data may be imported from
a file or created from mathematical functions. Voxler supports several different file
types. See the File Format Chart in the online help (Help | Contents) for a detailed
list of supported file formats. The four main types of imported data include: point sets,
lattices, geometry, and well data. Data are passed from one module to another to
accomplish tasks such as gridding, slicing, or displaying graphics.
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The Data Source module is the container for point or well data in a tabular format,
such as ASCII data files, Excel files, and database files. The Data Source properties
control the data type (i.e. points or wells) and specify in which columns the data is
located. Data Source module data can be edited in the worksheet, and any changes
are automatically reflected in the Viewer window for most graphical outputs.
Point Sets
Point sets contain one or more three-dimensional point locations. Each location has an
X, Y, and Z coordinate along with optional data components. Occasionally, this is called
“XYZC data” where XYZ represent the three-dimensional position and C represents
one or more data component values at that position. ASCII data files, Excel files, and
many database files can be imported with the File | Import command to create a
Data Source module. Data are normally in columns in points sets, with each column
containing a separate variable. Point sets that are not in a tabular format file types
create Point Source modules. Also, Voxler .VOXB files from Voxler 3 and earlier
include Point Source modules for point data regardless of the original data file format.
Lattices
A lattice consists of a one-, two-, or three-dimensional data array. An array is a
regular, structured matrix of points. A one-dimensional lattice is a line of data.
Examples of two-dimensional lattices include bitmaps or Surfer grid files. A threedimensional lattice defines a three-dimensional volume. Each node (or point) in
the lattice can contain one or more components or data values. Lattices are further
categorized by the node geometry: uniform, rectilinear, and curvilinear. Detailed
information about the lattice geometry and components are found in the online help.
Some types of lattices that can be imported into Voxler using the File | Import
command include Surfer grid files, DEM files, images, P3D files, LAT files, and many
other formats.
Geometry
Geometry consists of triangles, texture maps, line segments, and other objects.
Geometry is collected at the end of the pipeline and displayed in the Viewer window.
Geometry is usually represented internally using integer or single precision floating
point. Some geometry data types that Voxler can import using the File | Import
command include DXF, SHP, E00, BLN, and many other formats.
WellData
The WellData module combines multiple input well data sets into a single data set and
computes any deviated well traces, if necessary. Each Data Source module containing
well data is connected to the WellData module. A WellData module can have any
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number of wells, with each well containing information specific to that well. Each well
can contain X, Y, Z, MD (Measured Depth), Azimuth, Inclination, and any number of
Logs. The log is the data variable associated with the downhole location, and is usually
the variable to be modeled. When data for wells is imported from ASCII text files,
Excel files, or database files a Data Source module is created and must be connected
to the WellData module. Other well data file types, such as LAS files, are imported
directly into the WellData module.
FunctionLattice
The FunctionLattice module creates a new uniform lattice from a user-defined function.
You can specify the output lattice range, resolution, number of components, and
mathematical equations for defining each component.
TestLattice
The TestLattice module generates a variety of lattices for testing and experimenting
with various modules. You can specify the output lattice range, resolution, and data
type.
General Modules
General modules display module information and provide custom lighting in the
Viewer window.
Info
The Info module displays information about the connected module, such as data limits,
number of components, and component type.
Light
The Light module creates a new directional, point, or spot light and adds it to the
scene. Lights are cumulative. Every time a new light is added, it makes the scene a
little brighter. You can add approximately eight lights to the scene. To view a scene
with only light modules, uncheck the View | Headlight command to turn off the
global light.
Viewer Window
The Viewer Window module contains various properties that affect the entire scene,
such as background color and vertical exaggeration. The Viewer Window module
is automatically created. The Viewer Window module is displayed in the Network
Manager; it is not listed in the Module Manager since it always exists and cannot be
deleted. The Viewer Window module only controls the options for the current Viewer
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window. To change the default Viewer window settings, click the Tools | Options
command and click on the Colors tab. The New viewer window background controls
the color of future Viewer windows.
Graphics Output
Graphics output modules create graphics in the Viewer window. Typically, these
modules require data input.
Annotation
The Annotation module creates a text string that is always parallel to the screen. By
default, the current date and time is used as the text string. You can enter your own
text in the Property Manager. Use the Text module to anchor the text to the scene.
Axes
The Axes module creates a set of axes. The axes are attached to
an input point set or lattice. The axis labels are planar, although the
plane orientation can be changed in the Property Manager. A grid
can also be displayed between any two axes. By default, the X axis
is red, the Y axis is green, and the Z axis is blue. These colors can
be changed in the Property Manager for the existing axes or in the
Tools | Options dialog for default conditions for future axes.
BoundingBox
The BoundingBox module draws a bounding box around the input
module extents. Additionally, labels can be displayed for the
minimum and maximum corners. The labels are displayed as screenaligned text centered on the minimum and maximum corners.
ClipPlane
The ClipPlane module clips input geometry according to a
user-defined clipping plane. All geometry on one side of the
plane is drawn. The geometry on the other side of the plane
is removed (clipped). The side that is clipped and the location
of clipping can be altered in the Property Manager. Multiple
modules can be attached to the same clipping plane.
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Contours
The Contours module generates contour lines for a two-dimensional
data set or for slices of a three-dimensional data set. Contour
lines represent the boundary between data less than a given level
(threshold) and data greater than the level. For three-dimensional
data sets, the Contours module creates a planar slice through the
lattice and contours the two-dimensional slice. Contour lines are
colored by mapping data values to colors through a Colormap.
FaceRender
The FaceRender module displays uninterpolated cubes of
an input lattice. A FaceRender cube represents one unit
in each of the X, Y, and Z directions. Component values
are represented by different colors in the FaceRender. To
determine the component value and color for each cube,
Voxler calculates the average component value by summing
the values at each of the eight corner points and dividing by
eight. If one or more of the corner points has a null (blank)
value, that cube is not displayed. Additionally, the cube is not
displayed if the color map value for the average data value for
that cube is partially or fully transparent.
HeightField
The HeightField module displays a lattice slice in threedimensions. The slice is scaled in the perpendicular direction
by a user-specified data component and scale factor. The
surface is colored by mapping the data values through a
Colormap.
Isosurface
The Isosurface module creates an isosurface through an input
lattice. An isosurface is a surface of constant value in a threedimensional volume. The isosurface value is set in the Isovalue
property in the Property Manager. The isosurface separates
regions less than the selected Isovalue from regions greater
than the selected Isovalue. All points on the isosurface have the
same value (the isovalue).
ObliqueImage
The ObliqueImage module displays a color image on a twodimensional cutting plane through a lattice. In medical
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terminology, this is known as a multi-planar reconstruction (MPR). The slice is
represented using colors mapped through a Colormap for scalar data, or as direct
RGBA colors for lattices containing color data.
OrthoImage
The OrthoImage module displays an orthogonal slice
through a lattice parallel to one of the three axial
planes (XY, XZ, or YZ). Orthogonal indicates elements
are perpendicular or at right angles. The slice is
represented by mapping data to a Colormap for scalar
data, or as direct RGBA colors if the lattice already
contains color data. The scalar to color mapping may
be specified with a linear gray mapping function with
contrast enhancement or with a Colormap.
ScatterPlot
The ScatterPlot module displays a set of symbols at each point
of a point set or each node of a lattice. The symbols are screenaligned and do not scale or “tilt” as the camera is changed. The
symbol positions, however, are maintained in three dimensions.
Labels can be added to points in a ScatterPlot, and RGB color
columns in the data file can be used to specify the symbol colors.
StreamLines
The StreamLines module computes streamlines through a
velocity field. Streamlines are lines within a volume of space
that indicate flow direction and magnitude. The technique injects
massless particles at specified seed points and traces their paths
through the field. The particles stop when the new velocity is
zero, the maximum stream length is exceeded, or when the
stream intersects the bounds of the field.
Text
The Text module creates a two-dimensional text string aligned with the camera plane.
The text has a three-dimensional anchor point that is transformed with the scene.
The text is not scaled according to the distance from the camera, nor is it influenced
by rotation or scaling. It is, however, still obscured by graphics lying in front of it.
The text is positioned according to the current transformation: the X origin is the first
pixel of the leftmost character of text and the Y origin is the baseline of the first line of
text with the baseline being the imaginary line on which all upper case characters are
standing. Use the Annotation module to create text that is not anchored to the scene.
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VectorPlot
The VectorPlot module displays vectors on a three-dimensional
lattice or point set. It is often useful to combine the VectorPlot
module with another module, such as StreamLines.
VolRender
Most visualization techniques convert volume data to surfaces.
This module uses an alternative technique called direct volume
rendering to render voxels directly. A voxel is short for volume
pixel, the smallest distinguishable box-shaped part of a threedimensional image.
Volume rendering is a three-dimensional display of data that
simulates the transmission and absorption of light through
the points in the volume. Light rays are cast through the
volume, where particles within the volume simultaneously
emit and absorb light. The color of an individual pixel on the
screen is computed by compositing the contributions from
each particle that intersects the ray. This allows visualization
of inhomogeneity inside objects with appropriate opacity
adjustment.
WellRender
The WellRender module displays well traces from well
data. Wells are displayed as tubes. Thickness and color
can vary down the well. In addition, direction data and
interval data can be displayed on the well.
Tutorial
The tutorial is designed to introduce you to some of Voxler’s basic features. After you
have completed the tutorial, you should be able to begin to use Voxler with your own
data. We strongly encourage completion of the tutorial before proceeding with Voxler.
The lessons should be completed in order; however, they do not need to be completed
in one session. The tutorial should take approximately one hour to complete.
Now that you have an overview of Voxler, let’s create some graphics. We will import
data, link the data to modules, change properties, and save information.
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Tutorial Lesson Overview
The following is an overview of lessons included in the tutorial.
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Lesson 1 - Loading Data shows how to import data.
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Lesson 2 - Creating Graphics Output Modules shows how to create a ScatterPlot
and a BoundingBox.
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Lesson 3 - Changing Properties shows how to change module properties and rotate
the view.
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Lesson 4 - Editing Linked Data in the Worksheet shows how to view a Data Source
module’s data in the worksheet window and how to edit the data.
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Lesson 5 - Using Computational Modules shows how to create a uniform lattice
from the data, display the lattice as an Isosurface, and filter the data.
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Lesson 6 - Connecting Multiple Modules shows how to connect multiple output
modules to a single input module.
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Lesson 7 - Saving Information shows how to save graphics, data, and a .VOXB file.
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Lesson 8 - Importing and Displaying Wells shows how to import well data, display
the well data as a WellRender module, and modify the WellRender module
properties.
Using the Tutorial with the Demo Version
Some Voxler features are disabled in the demo version, which means that some steps
in the tutorial cannot be completed by users running the demo version. This is noted in
the tutorial and users are prompted to proceed to the next step.
Starting Voxler
To begin a Voxler session:
1. Navigate to the installation folder, which is C:\Program Files\Golden Software\
Voxler 4 by default.
2. Double-click on the Voxler.exe application file.
3. If this is the first time that you have opened Voxler, you will be prompted for
your serial number. Your serial number is located on the CD cover, or in the email
download instructions, depending on how you purchased Voxler.
4. The Welcome to Voxler dialog opens. Click the Project button to start Voxler
with a new project.
If Voxler is already open, click the File | New | Project command to open a new
empty project before continuing with the tutorial.
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Lesson 1 - Loading Data
Many data types are used in Voxler. For a detailed list of supported formats, refer to
the online help. The four main types of data are point sets, lattices, geometry, and well
data. Point sets are data files that contains columns of data values. Point sets contain
X, Y, and Z values in addition to optional components and label columns. To load data
into Voxler,
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Click the File | Import command, or
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Right-click in the Network Manager and select Import, or
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Double-click the Import option in the Module Manager.
To load a data file:
1. Click the File | Import command. The Import dialog opens.
2. In the Import dialog, change the Look in field to the Samples directory, located
inside the main Voxler folder. By default, this folder is located at C:\Program
Files\Golden Software\Voxler 4\Samples. Click on the xyzc1.dat file and click
Open.
3. The file is loaded into the project, and the Network Manager has a new Data
Source module called xyzc1.dat.
After a data file is loaded, it appears as a module in
the Network Manager.
4. We must make sure the data file columns are correctly defined before using the
data file to add grapics output or computational modules. Click on the xyzc1.dat
module to view its properties in the Property Manager.
5. Click the
next to Output if the section is not already open and make sure the
Output type is set to Points. If it is set to Wells, click Wells and select Points from
the list.
6. Click the
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properties. Next verify the data columns
are specified correctly.
• X coordinates is set to Column A: X
• Y coordinates is set to Column B: Y
• Z coordinates is set to Column C: Z
7. Click the
next to Components and
Labels to view the two sections, if they
are not already open. Verify the following
settings are correct:
• Component columns is set to 1
• Component-1 is set to Column D: C
• Label columns is set to 1
• Label-1 is set to Column E: ID
Now the data module is ready to be connected
to a graphics output module.
Lesson 2 - Creating Graphics Output
Modules
Once the data are loaded, a data source
module appears in the Network Manager.
The Viewer window is blank because no
graphical modules have been added to the
data module. In this lesson, we add a graphics
output module.
The Property Manager for the xyzc1.dat
module after the data columns have been
specified.
Creating a ScatterPlot
A ScatterPlot is a model of point data within a volume of space, optionally with colors
representing data values. To create a ScatterPlot:
1. Click on the xyzc1.dat module in the Network Manager to select it. The selected
module is highlighted.
2. In the Module Manager, double-click on the ScatterPlot module name in the
Graphics Output section of the list. Alternatively, right-click on xyzc1.dat module
in the Network Manager and select Graphics Output | ScatterPlot from the
context menu.
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A ScatterPlot module appears connected to the xyzc1.dat module in the Network Manager and
the scatter plot is displayed in the Viewer window.
In the Module Manager, only the modules that can be used with the data type are
listed if the Show All Modules button is not selected. The button is depressed if it looks
like
and not selected when it looks like
. In this example, we used point data,
so the main graphics outputs are Axes, BoundingBox, ScatterPlot, and VectorPlot.
Other graphics, such as Isosurfaces, need lattices as inputs so they are not listed when
the Show all modules button is not depressed.
Creating a Bounding Box
Next we will add a bounding box around the input data. A bounding box is a threedimensional box that extends around the input data extents.
To draw a bounding box:
1. In the Network Manager, click the
xyzc1.dat module.
2. In the Module Manager, doubleclick BoundingBox under Graphics
Output. Alternatively, right-click the
xyzc1.dat module in the Network
Manager and select Graphics
Output | BoundingBox from the
context menu.
The ScatterPlot should appear similar to this
after the BoundingBox is added.
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Lesson 3 - Changing Properties
Once modules have been created, their properties can be changed in the Property
Manager. Click on a module in the Network Manager to select it and display the
module’s properties in the Property Manager. Note that some items in a module’s
property list are informational only and cannot be changed. These items appear gray
in the list.
Changing ScatterPlot Symbol Colors
One property that can be changed for
a ScatterPlot is the symbol color. To
change the symbol colors:
1. Click on the ScatterPlot module
in the Network Manager. The
ScatterPlot module properties
open in the Property Manager.
2. In the Property Manager, click
on the General tab.
3. Scroll down to the Colormap
option. Click the preset color
spectrum (GrayScale) to the left of
the
button to open the option
list. Click Rainbow to change the
colors. The colors are mapped to
the data variable C, as selected
when the data were loaded in
Lesson 1.
The ScatterPlot is updated to show the
selected colors.
Displaying ScatterPlot Labels
Labels can be displayed on the
ScatterPlot from the X, Y, Z, XYZ, or
specified label columns. Let’s add the
label from the label column so that the
data can be identified.
Select the desired color.
To add labels:
1. Click on the ScatterPlot module in the Network Manager.
2. In the Property Manager, click on the Labels tab.
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3. Check the box next to Show labels to turn
on the display of labels for the module.
4. Change the Label field to the desired
column. In this case, let’s select Column
E: ID. The labels are added next to the
points that contain information in the label
column.
5. Click the
next to Font to open the font
properties for the labels.
6. To increase the size of the labels, click and
drag the
next to Size (points)
until the desired size is shown in the
Viewer window. The labels automatically
change size as the slider is moved.
Labels are displayed next to all points that
contain text in the label column.
Changing the BoundingBox Properties
Changing the bounding box properties is similar to changing the ScatterPlot properties.
To change the bounding box line thickness
and color:
1. Click on BoundingBox in the Network
Manager.
2. In the Property Manager, click on the
General tab.
3. Click Yellow next to the Color property.
The color palette opens.
4. Click on the color black to change the
bounding box color to black.
5. Highlight the value 1 next to Line width
(points) and type 1.5. Press ENTER on the
keyboard and the line thickness updates.
Alter any properties of the module in the
Property Manager.
To add labels:
1. Click on the Labels tab.
2. Check the box next to Show labels to display labels at the maximum and minimum
values for the bounding box.
3. To change the label color, click the black color box next to Color and select another
color, such as red.
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Rotating the View
The Viewer window contents can be rotated
and animated (spinning). Currently, we are
viewing the ScatterPlot from the lower left
side. We can rotate the ScatterPlot to see the
symbols and labels more clearly.
The view is rotated by clicking on the Viewer
window, holding down the left mouse button,
and dragging the mouse. If you release the
mouse button while the mouse is still moving,
the Viewer window will enter spin mode.
Experiment with different rotations. If you
The same ScatterPlot and BoundingBox are
spin the graphic, you can stop the spin by
shown after rotation.
clicking anywhere in the Viewer window.
A world axis triad is displayed in the lower right corner of the Viewer window. The
axis triad is informational only. The triad is a depiction of the X, Y, and Z directions
that shows the Viewer window camera orientation. This is useful when rotating
graphics to see how the graphics have been rotated in space.
The rotation of the Viewer window can be recorded with the Actions | Capture
Video command.
Lesson 4 - Editing Linked Data in the Worksheet
The data held in a Data Source module can be edited in the worksheet window.
Changes made in the worksheet window are immediately visible in the Viewer
window. In this lesson we will make a few changes in the worksheet and see how it
affects the downstream modules.
To view the xyzc1.dat module data in the worksheet:
1. Click on the xyc1.dat module in the Network Manager.
2. Click the Edit Worksheet button in the Worksheet field of the Property Manager.
The module data is opened in a new worksheet window. Notice the document tab
displays “Linked to:”, the module name, and the module ID. This indicates the
worksheet is displaying the module data and not the xyzc1.dat data file.
3. Click on cell E2 containing the “MW-1” label. The bold cell border indicates that cell
E2 is now the active cell.
4. Type a new label name, for example type BH-10 and press ENTER.
5. Click the Data | Transform command. The Transform dialog opens.
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6. Change the Transform with setting
to Column variables (e.g. C = A
+ B).
7. In the Transform equation field,
type B = 40 - (10-ROW()) * 4.
8. Type 2 in the First row field and
type 9 in the Last row field.
9. Click OK in the Transform dialog.
10.Now click on the Voxler1 project
tab located above the Active Cell
Location box.
Notice that the point formerly labeled
“MW-1” is now labeled “BH-10” (or
whatever you chose to name it). You
can also see how changing the Y value
for the first 8 points changed the
A large number of data manipulations can be
scatterplot. Note that we changed the
performed with the Transform commdand.
data for the xyzc1.dat module. The
xyzc1.dat sample file is unchanged. To save a copy of changes made to linked data,
click the File | Save Copy As command while viewing the data in the worksheet.
Lesson 5 - Using Computational Modules
Computational modules use data inputs to grid point sets, filter data, merge data,
and perform other tasks. Several visually interesting graphics output modules require lattices, including Contours, HeightFields, Isosurfaces, ObliqueImages, OrthoImages,
StreamLines, and VolRenders. The xyzc1.dat file contains scattered point data. You
can use a Gridder module to create a lattice from the scattered point data. After the
point set is converted to a lattice, we can display it as an Isosurface, VolRender,
or Contours module. Filtering can be applied to see the effect on the network and
graphics output modules.
Gridding Data
To create a lattice from xyzc1.dat:
1. In the Network Manager, click the xyzc1.dat module.
2. In the Module Manager, double-click the Gridder module in the Computational
section. The Gridder module is loaded into the network. Alternatively, you
can right-click on the xyzc1.dat module in the Network Manager and select
Computational | Gridder.
3. In the Network Manager, the Gridder module displays a yellow indicator LED
, indicating that additional input is required. In this case, we need to initiate
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gridding in the Property
Manager. With the Gridder
module selected in the Network
Manager, click on the General
tab in the Property Manager.
4. Click the Begin Gridding button in
the Property Manager to begin
the gridding process. The Gridder
module indicator LED changes to
when the gridding is complete.
Creating an Isosurface
The indicator LED is a small circle to the right of the
module name. The Gridder module indicator LED
The Gridder module interpolated the
initally appears yellow, indicating you must make a
scattered point data onto a uniform
properties change.
lattice. To display the lattice in the
Viewer window, the Gridder module needs to be connected to a graphics output
module. An Isosurface, a surface of constant value in three dimensions, is one way a
lattice can be displayed.
To create an Isosurface:
1. Click the Gridder module in the Network
Manager to select it.
2. Double-click the Isosurface module in
the Module Manager. Alternatively,
right-click on the Gridder module and
select Graphics Output | Isosurface.
The Isosurface module appears
connected to the Gridder module in the
Network Manager and an Isosurface
displays in the Viewer window.
An Isosurface with the default properties is
displayed in the Viewer window.
Editing the Isosurface
We can experiment with the isovalue (constant value) to change the Isosurface
appearance. To change the Isosurface properties:
1. Click on the Isosurface module in the Network Manager to select it.
2. In the Property Manager, click on the General tab.
3. Change the value next to Isovalue by double-clicking on the default value, typing
20, and pressing ENTER on your keyboard. Alternatively, the
next to
the number can be moved to change the Isovalue. A new isosurface is calculated
and immediately displayed in the Viewer window.
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4. In the Property Manager, click the GrayScale color spectrum next to Colormap.
Select Rainbow and the colors automatically update.
5. Open the Material section by clicking the
next to Material.
6. Change the Opacity value by highlighting the existing value, typing 0.5, and
pressing ENTER on the keyboard or moving the
until the value is
0.5. Changing the Opacity to a lower value allows the isosurface to be partially
transparent. The lower the value, the more transparent the isosurface.
A Note About Transparency
An Opacity value of 0.0 is fully transparent. An Opacity value of 1.0 is fully opaque.
Transparency can be very time consuming to get absolutely correct. As such, Voxler
contains several different algorithms that trade off speed against correctness.
See the Transparency Type page in the help for suggestions on options to try if
the transparency does not look correct for your particular data. To change the
transparency, click the View | Transparency Type command and select the desired
transparency type. Usually the Sorted Object, Sorted Triangle Add and Sorted
Object, Sorted Triangle Blend methods result in good output but these methods
are significantly slower than the other methods. A quick method that produces good
results in many cases is Blend or Delayed Blend.
Filtering Data
You can add computational modules between the data file module and the Gridder
module to change the Isosurface. There are many data filtering options in Voxler.
Filtering modifies the data stream, which affects all downstream modules. Typically,
the “downstream” modules are automatically changed when “upstream” modules are
altered. The Gridder module is one exception due to the time required to grid the data.
As an example of filtering data, assume the data contains points that are very
close together and we would like to combine these duplicate points into a single
representative value.
To average these duplicate points:
1. Click the xyzc1.dat module in the Network Manager.
2. In the Module Manager Computational section, double-click the DuplicateFilter
module to add it to the Network Manager. Alternatively, right-click on the xyzc1.
dat module and select Computational | DuplicateFilter.
3. Click on the DuplicateFilter module in the Network Manager to select it.
4. In the Property Manager, change the Keep option to Median Z.
5. In the Property Manager, enter 20 for the Z Tolerance.
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Since there are no output modules currently connected to the DuplicateFilter module,
there are no visible changes in the Viewer window. We can make changes by
connecting the DuplicateFilter module to the Gridder module.
To connect the DuplicateFilter module:
1. First, move the DuplicateFilter module to the left side of the Network Manager
so the connections are easily seen. Click on the DuplicateFilter module and drag it
to the left side of the Network Manager.
2. Click on the output connection pad
module in the Network Manager.
on the right side of the DuplicateFilter
3. In the Network Manager click the input connection pad
on the left side of the
Gridder module to connect the two modules. The connection line changes from
blue to yellow when the cursor is over a module to which it can be connected. The
connection line color changes to black when the connection is completed.
Click on the DuplicateFilter output connection pad
and drag the blue line to the Gridder module to
connect the modules.
Since the Gridder module accepts only one input, connecting the DuplicateFilter
module causes the Gridder module to automatically disconnect from the xyzc1.dat
module. In addition, the Gridder module indicator LED turns yellow
indicating that
additional attention is required. Once the gridding is complete, the Isosurface module
automatically updates and the new graphical output is sent to the Viewer window.
To update the Gridder and Isosurface modules:
1. In the Network Manager, click the Gridder module to view its properties in the
Property Manager.
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2. In the Property Manager, click on the
General tab.
3. Click the Recalculate button next to Data
dependent parameters. This recalculates
the lattice limits and other parameters
to use the new input coming in from the
DuplicateFilter module.
4. Click the Begin Gridding button in the
Property Manager. The progress gauge
displays the gridding progress and the
Gridder module indicator LED turns
green
when the gridding is complete.
The Isosurface module automatically
After the data are regridded, the Isosurface
updates with the new information
automatically updates to reflect the changes
and the results display in the Viewer
since it is “downstream” from the Gridder
window.
module.
Lesson 6 - Connecting Multiple Modules
Modules can have multiple connections. For example the output from a Gridder module
can be connected to several graphics output modules to show multiple aspects of the
data in one graphic.
Adding a Contours Module
To add another graphics output module to the Gridder module:
1. Click the Gridder module in the Network Manager.
2. In the Module Manager, double-click the Contours module in the Graphics Output
section to connect it to the Gridder module. Alternatively, right-click on the Gridder
module and select Graphics Output | Contours. The Network Manager now
contains a connected Contours module and the Viewer window displays contours
with the default settings.
3. To visualize the connections better, click on the Gridder module and drag it under
the DuplicateFilter module.
Changing the Contours Properties
Sometimes, the default settings are not exactly what we want to show in the Viewer
window. To change the contour properties:
1. Click the Contours module in the Network Manager.
2. In the Property Manager, click on the General tab.
3. Click Automatic next to Level method and choose Min, max, interval. This property
section allows you to set the minimum and maximum contour values, and the
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contour interval (number of units
between contour lines).
4. In the Property Manager,
double-click on the default Level
interval value, type 5, and press
ENTER.
5. In the Property Manager, locate
the property named Colormap.
Click the sample color spectrum
(GrayScale) to the left of the
button to open the drop down
list. Click Rainbow to change the
colors of the contour lines.
Click on the Gridder module and drag it to a new
location to better visualize the connections.
With each contour property change, the Contours update automatically in the Viewer
window.
The image on the left shows the default Blend transparency type. The image on the right uses
the Delayed Blend and is a better choice for this project.
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Changing the Transparency
As discussed in A Note About Transparency on page 32, the transparency settings may
need adjusting to fit the needs of your project. All of the contours may not be visible in
the Viewer window depending on the transparency settings.
To change the transparency mode to delayed blend choose the View | Transparency
Type | Delayed Blend command. Alternatively, right-click in the Viewer window and
select Transparency Type | Delayed Blend from the context menu. If the desired
level of transparency is still not shown, experiment with the transparency options to
see how it affects the scene.
Lesson 7 - Saving Information
There are several ways to save Voxler information:
ƒƒ
Select File | Save to save the data set and all of its associated modules as a
Voxler .VOXB project file.
ƒƒ
Select File | Save in the Worksheet window to save the worksheet in a data file
format.
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Select File | Save Data to save a selected module’s data.
ƒƒ
Select File | Save Copy As while viewing linked data in the worksheet to save
changes made to the linked module’s data.
ƒƒ
Select File | Export to export graphic files such as bitmaps.
ƒƒ
Select Actions | Copy Snapshot to copy the Viewer window view to the clipboard
for pasting in other programs.
ƒƒ
Select Actions | Capture Video to capture the screen rotation and save to an
.AVI movie format.
If you are using the demo version of Voxler you will not be able to use the save or
export commands, so please skip to Lesson 8.
Saving a Voxler File
The File | Save As command saves the project as a Voxler .VOXB file. Voxler files
contain all of the source data, modules, connections, and graphics.
To save a Voxler file:
1.
Click the File | Save As command. The Save As dialog opens.
2. Type tutorial into the File name field. Note there is only one option in the Save as
type list, Voxler Project Files (*.voxb).
3. Click the Save button and the dialog closes. The project is saved so that it can
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be reused in Voxler. The Voxler project file format includes all data, including
the raw source modules, and everything else needed to reload the project in the
future.
Saving Data
The File | Save Data command saves the output data from the currently selected
module. You may also select the module whose output you want to save, right-click
the module and select Save Data. Data can be saved to many different formats,
depending on the type of module selected.
To save the selected module’s output data:
1. Click the DuplicateFilter module in the Network Manager.
2. Click the File | Save Data command. Alternatively, right-click on the
DuplicateFilter module and select Save Data. The Export dialog appears.
3. Type tutorial duplicate filter into the File name box.
4. Select DAT Golden Software Data (*.dat) in the Save as type box.
5. Click the Save button.
6. In the Data Export Options dialog, accept the defaults and click the OK button.
The data are saved as a point set in the specified location.
Exporting Graphics
The File | Export command exports the entire Viewer window. This is a graphicsonly export, so no data are saved for this operation. Voxler is designed to export the
visible portion of the plot when using the File | Export command. It uses the monitor
to define the limits of the exported image. To export a larger or smaller portion of the
display, zoom in or out prior to export.
To save a graphic:
1. Click the File | Export command. The Export dialog opens.
2. In the Export dialog, type tutorial graphic into the File name field.
3. Keep BMP Windows Bitmap (*.bmp) in the Save as type field.
4. Click the Save button. The Export Options dialog opens.
5. In the Export Options dialog, leave the default selections and click OK.
The image is saved as a bitmap .BMP file in the specified location.
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Copying Graphics
Click the Actions | Copy Snapshot command to copy a raster version of the current
view of objects in the Viewer window to the clipboard. The size of the copied image is
the same as it appears in the current Viewer window.
To paste the raster graphics to another program, switch to the other program and
choose the Edit | Paste command or press CTRL+V.
Capturing a Video
Videos can be sent to co-workers or other colleagues that may have an interest in the
output of your Voxler model. A video allows you to send another person the full model
with rotations, so they can get a full idea of the project.
Saving the file to a Voxler .VOXB file using the File | Save command is another good
way of sharing models. Any other Voxler user can open the .VOXB file and rotate the
graphic to the desired orientation. If a user does not have Voxler, they can download
the demo to experiment with the model themselves.
The video capture will use the size of the current Viewer window. The size of the
window will affect the file size of the final .AVI file.
To capture a video:
1. Adjust the size of the Voxler application window until the Viewer window is the
desired size for the video. You can also resize only the Viewer window by first
clicking the window Restore button
located below the application Close button
.
2. Click the Actions | Capture Video command. The Capture Video dialog opens.
3. Change the Path to specify a location where you want to save the captured video.
The default path location is C:\Users\<user name>\Documents\VoxlerVideo.avi.
4. Adjust the Frame rate to 15, which is a value that produces good results.
5. Adjust the Quality to 80% with the slider.
6. Click the Start Capture button to begin the video capture. The Estimated time
(sec), Estimated file size (MB), and Estimated frames information is dynamically
displayed during capture.
7. Rotate or zoom the Viewer window if you wish.
8. Click the Stop Capture button to end the video capture. The Estimated time (sec),
Estimated file size (MB), and Estimated frames information is statically displayed
when the video has successfully completed.
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Lesson 8 - Importing and Displaying Wells
Voxler can import well data from numerous sources, including from LAS files.
Typically the physical location of the well (collars) will be imported from one file and
the well data (logs) will be imported from another file. Often, trajectory data indicating
the direction of the well trace will also be imported, when the well is not assumed to
be vertical.
To start this project in a new empty window, click the File | New | Project command.
If you have not already done so, you can save the previous tutorial information with
the File | Save command, unless you are using the demo version.
Importing Well Collar Information
For this example, well collars, directional
survey trajectory data, and log data are on
three tabs of an Excel spreadsheet. First we
will import the collar data and connect it to a
WellData module.
1.
Click the File | Import command.
2.
In the Import dialog, select the well
collar file. For this example, select
the SampleWellData 2.xlsx file from
the Samples directory. By default, the
Samples directory is located at C:\
Program Files\Golden Software\Voxler 4\
Samples.
3.
Click Open.
4.
In the XLSX Import Options dialog,
select the Collars table and click OK. A
Data Source module is added to the
Network Mananger.
5.
Click on the SampleWellData 2.xlsx Collars module to view its properties in
the Property Manager.
6.
In the Property Manager,
a. In the Output section set the Output
type to Wells. Note that the column
properties change from point data
properties to well data properties.
b. In the Well Columns section, set
the Sheet type to Collars by clicking
The columns containing the collars data are
specified in the Property Manager.
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the current selection (All) and selecting
Collars from the list.
7. Double-click on WellData in the Well folder of
the Module Manager, or right-click on the
SampleWellData 2.xlsx - Collars module and
select Well | WellData. A WellData module
is added and automatically connected to the
collars data module.
In the Property Manager for the
SampleWellData 2.xlsx - Collars module, you can
see that the data columns were automatically
specified correctly once the Sheet type was
changed to Collars. Voxler assigns data columns
based on column order for both well and point
data. Refer to the Data Source Module topic in the
online help for more information about automatic
column assignment.
The collar information is displayed as
the well Top.
In the Property Manager for the WellData
module, the Wells page shows the six wells that
were imported. If you click on the
next to any well, you can see the Top information
that was imported for that well.
Importing Trajectory Data
At this point, all that has been imported is the collar, or top location, of the six wells.
The well trajectory is the trace of the well. The trace defines the way the location of
the well moves as it gets deeper. To import the well trajectories, follow the steps in
this section.
1. Click the File | Import command.
2. In the Import dialog, select the well file. Select the SampleWellData 2.xlsx again
and click Open.
3. In the XLSX Import Options dialog, select the Trajectories table and click OK.
4. In the Property Manager,
a. Check to make sure the Output type is set to Wells. The Output type selection
is remembered from the last import.
b. Change the Sheet type property to Directional Survey. Notice that a different
set of properties is visible in the Property Manager than for the Collars
selection above. Again the columns are specified correctly because of the order
of the data in the worksheet.
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The trajectory data contains the well name, and data that
indicates the direction the well travels.
5. Click the output connection pad
on the SampleWellData 2.xlsx - Trajectories
on the WellData module.
module. Next click the input connection pad
6. In the context menu, select Connect Input worksheet B (not connected) to
finish connecting the two modules.
The information is imported, and the actual X, Y, and Z values for the path of the well
are automatically calculated by the program.
Displaying the Wells
At this point, we can display the wells by clicking the Network | Graphics Output |
WellRender command. The well traces are then displayed in the Viewer window.
Importing Log Data
The well appearance can be altered by importing additional data.
1. Click on the WellData module in the Network Manager.
2. In the Property Manager, click on the Inputs tab.
3. Click the Add Data button in the Add/update well data field.
4. In the Import dialog, select the well file. Select the SampleWellData 2.xlsx again
and click Open.
5. In the XLSX Import Options dialog, select the Samples table and click OK.
6. In the Property Manager,
a. Again verify that the Output type is set to Wells.
b. Change the Sheet type property to From / To Logs. The from/to log data
specific properties are displayed in the Property Manager and are specified
correctly.
7. Click the output connection pad
on the SampleWellData 2.xlsx - Samples
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module. Next click the input connection pad
WellData module.
on the
8. In the context menu, select Connect Input worksheet
C (not connected) to finish connecting the two
modules.
Displaying Log Data on the Wells
Once the log data is imported, the well appearance can be
modified to display the logs using these steps:
The well traces are displayed
in the Viewer window.
1. Click on the WellRender module in the Network Manager.
2. Click on the Interval Data tab in the Property Manager.
3. Check the box next to Show intervals to add variable width log information.
4. Change the Interval log to Column E: MnO to use the MnO log To Depth and From
Depth as the interval definition.
5. Change the Color method to By log so the colors of the intervals vary with log
data.
6. Set the Color log to Column E: MnO.
7. Change the Colormap to Rainbow to display different colors along the length. The
colors are determined by mapping the values in the MnO log to the colors in the
Rainbow colormap.
8. Set the Size method to By log.
9. Set the Size log to Column D: TiO2. The width of the log is now determined by
the data in the TiO2 log.
Congratulations, you have completed the
Voxler tutorial! Advanced tutorial lessons
and detailed information for each feature
are available in the help file. Training
videos for additional help are available on
the Golden Software website.
The wells are now displayed as tubes of variable
width and color, based on the data from the two
log columns.
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Printing the Online Help
The online help topics may be printed. You can print a single topic, a section of
the table of contents, or all topics in the table of contents. Open the online help by
selecting the Help | Contents command in the Voxler window.
Printing One Topic
To print one topic:
1. Click the topic you want to print.
2. Click the
button.
3. If the Contents page is open in the help navigation pane, the Print Topics dialog
appears. Select Print the selected topic and click OK.
Printing One Book
To print one book, the tutorial for example:
1. Click the Contents tab on the left side of the help window.
2. Expand the Voxler 4 book and click on the Tutorial book.
3. Click the
button.
4. The Print Topics dialog appears. Select Print the selected heading and all
subtopics and click OK. All the topics included in the Tutorial book are printed.
Printing the Entire Help File
To print all of the topics in the help file table of contents:
1. Select the top-level book in the help book, Voxler 4.
2. Click the
button within the help window.
3. The Print Topics dialog appears. Select Print the selected heading and all
subtopics and click OK. All the topics included in the online help table of contents
are printed. WARNING: Printing the entire help file takes hundreds of letter-sized
sheets of paper and is very time consuming to print. There is no table of contents
or index printed with the file.
You can purchase the full PDF user’s guide that includes all of the documentation for
the program. This PDF user’s guide can be printed by the user, if desired. The guide
can be purchased on the Golden Software website at www.GoldenSoftware.com.
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Getting Help
The quick start guide is a brief overview of the basics in Voxler. There are also other
sources of help with Voxler.
Online Help
Extensive information about Voxler is located in the online help. Click the Help |
Contents command to access the online help. You can navigate the online help using
the Contents, Index, Search, and Favorites tabs on the navigation pane to the left
of the topic page.
Context-Sensitive Help
Voxler also contains context-sensitive help. Highlight a menu command, window
region, or dialog and press the F1 key to display help for the highlighted item. You
may also access context-sensitive help by pressing SHIFT+F1 or clicking on the
button. Then, click on a menu command, toolbar button, or screen region to view
information specific to that item. The help window appears with additional information.
In addition, most dialogs and the Property Manager contain a help button. Click the
button in a dialog title bar or at the top of the Property Manager to open the
help topic for the displayed properties.
Internet Resources
There are several internet help resources. Direct links to the Golden Software home
page (www.GoldenSoftware.com), the Voxler product page, frequently asked
questions, and the knowledge base are available by clicking Help | Golden Software
on the Web.
ƒƒ Click the Forums button in the online help (Help | Contents command) to post a
question to our public support forums.
ƒƒ Click the Knowledge Base button in the online help to search for an answer in our
frequently updated knowledge base.
ƒƒ Use the Help | Feedback commands to send a problem report, suggestion, or
information request by email directly to Voxler technical support.
ƒƒ Search the FAQs on our website at www.GoldenSoftware.com.
ƒƒ Watch the training videos on our website at
http://www.GoldenSoftware.com/supportvideo.shtml.
ƒƒ Read through our blog items at http://www.GoldenSoftware.com/blog.
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Technical Support
Golden Software’s technical support is free to registered users of Golden Software
products. Our technical support staff is trained to help you find answers to your
questions quickly and accurately. We are happy to answer all of your questions
about any of our products, both before and after your purchase. We also welcome
suggestions for improvements to our software and encourage you to contact us with
any ideas you may have for adding new features and capabilities to our programs.
Technical support is available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mountain
Time, excluding major United States holidays. We respond to email and fax technical
questions within one business day. When contacting us with your question, have the
following information available:
ƒƒ
Your Voxler serial number (located on the CD shipping cover or in the Help |
About Voxler dialog)
ƒƒ
Your Voxler version number, found in Help | About Voxler, including whether it
is the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Voxler
ƒƒ
The operating system you are using (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or higher), including
whether it is a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system
If you encounter problems with Voxler, you are welcome to send an email message
to Golden Software using the Help | Feedback | Problem Report command. This
message is delivered directly to voxlersupport@goldensoftware.com. Report the steps
you perform when the problem occurs and include the full text of any error messages
that are displayed. You are welcome to attach a .ZIP file (10 MB maximum) containing
the .VOXB file that illustrates the problem. Contact technical support for other
arrangements if you have very large zipped attachments to send.
Contact Information
Telephone: 303-279-1021
Fax: 303-279-0909
Email: VoxlerSupport@GoldenSoftware.com
Web: www.GoldenSoftware.com (includes FAQs, knowledge base, support forum,
training videos, newsletters, blog, downloads, and more!)
Mail: Golden Software, LLC; 809 14th Street; Golden, Colorado 80401-1866; USA
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Index
#
D
data 16, 24
geometry 17
lattice 17
3 minute tour 4
point sets 17
save 37
A
active cell 14
active x 5
Annotation 19
automation 5
Axes 19
B
blog 44
bold text 4
BoundingBox 19, 26, 28
C
capture video 36, 38
ChangeType 14
check for update 2
ClipPlane 19
collars 39
commands 4
computational modules 14, 30
connecting modules 9, 34
contact information 45
contents 44
context-sensitive help 44
Contours 20, 34
copy snapshot 36, 38
data sources 16
demo 23
disk space 2
docking 12
documentation 3
DuplicateFilter 15, 32, 33
E
email 45
example files 4
ExclusionFilter 15
export 36, 37
ExtractPoints 4, 15
F
F1 key 44
FaceRender 20
FAQs 3, 44
fax number 45
feedback 44
Filter 15
filtering data 32
font 4
forums 44
frequently asked questions 44
full user’s guide 3, 43
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FunctionLattice 18
Internet help 44
Isosurface 20, 31
G
italic text 4
general modules 18
general steps 5
geometry 17
K
knowledge base 3, 44
Golden Software on the web 44
Gradient 15
graphic examples 4
graphics output modules 19
Gridder 15, 30
L
labels 27, 28
lattice 17
Light 18
log 42
H
logs 39
HeightField 4, 20
help 3, 44, 45
contents 3, 43
FAQs 44
forums 45
online 43
video 45
help button 44
help file 44
help menu
contents 44
feedback 44
Golden Software on the web 44
I
M
mailing address 45
managers 6, 12
docking 12
module manager 6, 7, 26
network manager 6, 7
property manager 6, 7, 27
Math 16
menu 4, 7, 8
menu bar 6, 7
menu commands 8
Merge 16
module manager 6, 7, 10, 26
modules 14, 25, 34
import 5, 16, 24
computational 14
Info 18
connecting 9, 34
information request 44
general 18
install 2
graphics output 19
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module types 1
run script 5
monitor resolution 2
S
N
sample 4, 5
network manager 6, 7, 8
save 36, 38
new features
save data 37
2
newsletters 45
ScatterPlot 21, 25
O
script 5
labels 27
ObliqueImage 20
online help 43, 44
opening Voxler 23
OrthoImage 21
P
scripter 1, 5
serial number 23, 45
Slice 16
starting Voxler 23
status bar 6, 7, 8
StreamLines 21
Subset 16
phone number 45
suggestions 44
point sets 17
support forums 3, 44
print help 43
system requirements 2
print tutorial 43
problem report 44
property manager 6, 7, 11, 27
purchase guide 3
Q
quick tutorial 4
T
tabs 7
technical support 45
telephone number 45
TestLattice 18
Text 21
three minute tour 4
R
RAM 2
rearranging managers 12
Resample 16
rotate 29
title bar 6, 7
toolbars 6, 7, 8
tour 4
trajectory 40
Transform 16
transparency 13, 32, 36
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tutorial 22
print 43
viewer window 6, 7, 12, 18, 29
VolRender 22
volume 1
U
update 2
W
user interface 6
web 45
users 1
web address 45
user’s guide 3, 43
WellData 4, 40
using Voxler 5
WellRender 22, 41
wells 39, 40, 41, 42
V
VectorPlot 22
version number 45
videos 44
viewer 12
well trace 40
window layout 12
worksheet window 13
X
XYZ data 13
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Customer Service Resources
Before calling, please check the following available resources as your question may
already be answered.
Registration:
Register online at www.goldensoftware.com or fax to the number below.
Knowledge Base:
www.GoldenSoftware.com/knowledge-base or in the Voxler program using
the Help | Golden Software on the Web | Knowledge Base command
Forums:
www.goldensoftware.com/forum or in the Voxler program using the
Forums button in the Online Help.
Frequently Asked Questions:
In the Voxler program using the Help| Golden Software on the Web |
Frequently Asked Questions command
Tutorial:
Complete the tutorial section in this quick start guide or in the Voxler
program using the Help | Tutorial command
Online Help:
In the Voxler program using the Help | Contents command
Support Videos:
www.GoldenSoftware.com/products/voxler#training-videos for Voxler
specific training videos and webinars
Business Hours
Technical Support:
Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mountain Time
Product Sales:
Online orders available 24 hours, 7 days a week
Golden Software Contact Information
www.goldensoftware.com
VoxlerSupport@goldensoftware.com
phone: 303-279-1021
fax: 303-279-0909
www.goldensoftware.com
Golden Software, LLC
809 14th Street
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
Phone +1 303 279 1021
Fax
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