Golden Software releases Strater 5 well log, borehole and cross-section plotting program

June 28, 2016  - By

Golden Software LLC, developer of affordable scientific graphics software, announces the release of Strater 5, an intuitive subsurface visualization program designed to display a wide variety of well log, borehole, and cross section data.

Introduced in 2004, Strater is a leading competitor in subsurface modeling software. Designed for geoscientists and engineers, Strater converts geotechnical, geophysical, environmental, mining, and mud/gas data from a wide variety of file formats into 15 different log types, borehole models, and cross section views.

Strater offers unsurpassed flexibility in design and layout of the modeled data which can be displayed as a single page, multi-page, or continuous log. Virtually every aspect of Strater’s plot is customizable, allowing users to quickly and easily create publication-quality reports.

Hydrogeologic Cross-Section

Hydrogeologic Cross-Section

The most popular new feature in Strater 5 is raster log support. Users can create both registered and unregistered raster logs. Paper logs can be viewed as digital raster logs, and unregistered raster logs can be depth-registered with the dynamic depth-registration tool. Additionally, raster logs can be used to create cross sections.

Strater 5 also features enhanced customization options. In addition to the extensive fill styles provided in Strater, users can create and save custom fill styles. Controls have been added for page headers and footers so users can display different information on the first page and subsequent pages of their Strater view. Also new in Strater 5 is the ability to include a water level line or symbol and an end of log line.

Cross sections have also experienced a number of in demand enhancements. Analyses are now easier to make with the ability to effortlessly add and delete wells in an existing cross section. Additionally, when redrawing cross sections, customized stratigraphic layers can be maintained. Other cross section features include deviated display for line log cross sections, the ability to draw layer lines horizontally across the width of the well track, and the option to flip the horizontal scale bar.

Additional features include a redesigned user interface, new and improved import and export formats, added flexibility for date/time formats including a new date/time format builder and the automatic recognition of the Windows country/language and date/time settings, and table command enhancements including faster querying speeds and expanded copy/paste controls.

“Strater 5 is an affordable and versatile program for visualizing subsurface data. The wide variety of import and formats allow users to seamlessly integrate Strater into their daily workflows,” said Golden Software CEO Blakelee Mills. “Strater is a valuable alternative to other visualization solutions.”

Strater 5 operates in a Microsoft Windows environment with Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8 (excluding RT) and 10. Strater 5 is now available for a retail price of $449 US, with quantity discounts available. Upgrades from any previous version of Strater are available for only $149 US. The full user’s guide can be purchased for just $25 US. Strater 5 includes free maintenance updates and free technical support.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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