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Technical Specifications

File Output

  • Export to Excel
  • JTDIST utility program—define up to five synthetic joint sets, generate a Dips file
  • Save processed file

Filtering / Attribute Analysis

  • Create charts or symbolic pole plots based on any data column in the file
  • Edit symbols, create symbol master list
  • Filter by set
  • Histogram, line or pie charts
  • Plot qualitative/quantitative data
  • Powerful database query, easily create data subsets

Input Data

  • Curved borehole analysis—input collar and survey files
  • Declination for magnetic/azimuth correction
  • Distance column
  • Integrated spreadsheet
  • Linear/planar orientation data
  • Quantity column for multiple identical data entries
  • Unlimited number of columns for additional data

Jointing Analysis

  • Joint Frequency (unweighted or weighted)
  • Joint Set Spacing (true spacing or apparent spacing)
  • Metric or Imperial units
  • Plot selected traverses or all traverses
  • RQD Analysis (discrete or moving interval)

Kinematic Analysis

  • Apply declination to slope dip direction
  • Apply Terzaghi weighting to pole count
  • Direct toppling
  • Export results to Excel
  • Flexural toppling
  • Highlight critical zones
  • Highlight slope plane on stereonet
  • Lateral limits
  • Planar sliding
  • Poles, dip vectors, intersections
  • Kinematic sensitivity analysis: sensitivity plots of slope dip, dip direction, friction angle, lateral limits, for planar sliding, wedge sliding, toppling analysis
  • Wedge sliding

Orientation Formats

  • Dip/Dip direction
  • Multiple formats in one file using traverses
  • Oriented core (alpha/beta)
  • Strike/Dip (right or left hand rule for strike)
  • Trend/Plunge (linear data)


  • Equal angle, equal area
  • Upper/lower hemisphere

Statistical Analysis

  • Best fit plane through poles (fold analysis)
  • Confidence and variability cones
  • Fisher distributions for contour plots
  • Fuzzy cluster analysis for automatic detection of joint sets
  • Global mean vector
  • Mean vector calculation
  • Statistics listed in Info Viewer
  • User-defined set windows for orientation (pole) clusters

Stereonet Plots

  • 3D stereosphere
  • Contour arbitrary data on stereonet
  • Contour plot
  • Customize display options
  • Overlay of contours, poles, planes, intersections
  • Planes plot
  • Pole or dip vector mode
  • Pole plot
  • Plot traverse orientations on stereonet
  • Rosette plot
  • Scatter plot
  • Symbolic plot
  • View intersections

Stereonet Toolkit

  • Add planes (rubber plane for interactive data analysis)
  • Data rotation about arbitrary axis
  • Daylight envelopes for sliding analysis in slope design
  • Drawing tools, text annotations
  • Intersection calculator
  • Onscreen angle measurement
  • Onscreen pole identification
  • Plot lineations on planes
  • Polar/equatorial grid overlay
  • Small circles about any axis (e.g. friction circles, toppling bounds)
  • User-defined trend/strike reference line


  • Bias correction (Terzaghi weighting)
  • Borehole (oriented core)
  • Clinorule
  • Curved borehole (oriented core)
  • Curved borehole (televiewer)
  • Linear (e.g. scanline)
  • Linear borehole (televiewer)
  • Planar (e.g. wall map)

Viewing Options

  • Current view state saved with file
  • Global undo/redo
  • Improved printing with customizable headers and footers
  • Interactive graphical editing
  • Save plots to .bmp, .jpg, .metafile, .png, .gif
  • Sidebar for quick access to display
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