Converting XYZ Coordinates to Distance/Bearing/Inclination
RockWorks | Utilities | Coords | XYZ->Polar

This program is used to convert a list of xyz coordinates into a borehole-style list of polar coordinates (i.e. distance, bearing, inclination). This program is intended for occasions when you might need to treat a list of XYZ points as a borehole (i.e. converting the data into the Borehole Manager orientation table). The resulting coordinates are stored in two columns in the main datasheet.

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Step-by-Step Summary

  1. Access the RockWorks Datasheet program tab.
  2. Create a new datasheet and enter or import the X Y Z coordinates, in a Cartesian coordinate system, to be translated.
    Or, open one of the sample files and replace that data with your own. See Data Layout for datasheet examples.

    ! Click the Example button at the top of the window to load a sample file that is installed with the program.

  3. Select the Utilities | Coords | XYZ -> Polar menu option.
  4. Enter the requested program settings, described above.
  5. Click the Continue button to proceed.

    The program will convert the source X,Y,Z coordinates to a polar format as specified and store them in the selected columns in the datasheet.

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