It has been a big year for Leapfrog Geo with the release of version 2.0 and 2.1. Significantly advanced in 2014, taking your modeling to new heights.

Significantly advanced in 2014. Let’s look at the major new features.

2.0 for advanced vein modelling

2.0 did not disappoint when it was released in July. With the most superior vein modelling in the industry, feedback from users has confirmed we were right to get excited. After all, when Product Manager Tim Schurr, described the vein modelling as ‘simply beautiful,’ we knew it was something special. So if you haven’t already tried out 2.0 what exactly are you missing?

With 2.0 you can now model curved or folded vein systems that branch or terminate within the intuitive ‘vein systems’ workflow.  Narrow geological units such as dykes or shear zones can all be modelled within this new workflow. You won’t get these features anywhere else on the market.

But what else is in 2.0? The development team has been hard at work delivering even more juicy morsels for your modelling pleasure. Cross sections of any model can now be created, and formatting such as titles, annotations, or a regional model can be added.  These can be printed to any page size for reporting.  You can also show multiple models as layers, such as interpolants and geological models, or display multiple columns of downhole data. If you want to create an entire series of cross sections and apply a customized template to them all at once you can, and in a flash!

Operability is also ramped up with the introduction of the ‘combined models’ workflow.  Working in a similar way to a ‘pivot table’ it’s a new approach to comparing overlapping domains.  You can combine multiple geological or interpolant models and set the hierarchy in which they will cut against each other. Perfect for calculating the volumes within different intersecting models. And as you would expect with Leapfrog all of these functions are fully dynamic, so any changes made to the original models flow through.

2.1 for advanced interoperability

As promised, there has been plenty more in the development pipeline with the release of 2.1. It is definitely worth hitting download given the advanced interoperability with leading partners. Save yourself time with the streamlined workflows this new interoperability delivers.

In fact, 2.1 spearheads the launch of the Leapfrog Partner Programme, where we further commit to advancing the interoperability of Leapfrog Geo. There’s no better way of illustrating this than with the collaboration of these three great partners in 2.1.

Combined, leading geostats tool Snowden Supervisor and Leapfrog Geo 2.1 give you the speed and power of the FastRBF™ Leapfrog engine for grade interpolation, with the confidence that geostatistical analysis offers. Variograms can be modelled in Snowden Supervisor using Leapfrog Spheroidal variogram structures. These models can be output in Leapfrog format and loaded directly into an interpolant model in Leapfrog Geo. Now that’s smooth and gives you a clearer understanding of the deposit as well as improving accuracy for greater resource recovery and ultimately more revenues.

Watch the video illustrating how seamlessly the packages work together.

2.1 also has new workflows for the easy integration of GIS data, successfully obliterating manual steps and with it the opportunity for error. Entire batches of GIS objects can be moved into Leapfrog in one go from either MapInfo Discover or Esri ArcGIS. In fact, MapInfo Discover developed a purpose built Leapfrog exporter to create an even more robust and effortless workflow.  New support for 2D data grids means 2D data such as geophysical grids can be viewed alongside 3D models and wireframes. So if you want two major components in your exploration software tool kit look no further!  Now you can incorporate GIS data into Leapfrog 3D projects, irrespective of file formats or projection types. Not only great for evaluating data packages quickly it means you can move to a decision faster!

The development team has also ramped up the engine with Leapfrog Geo 2.1. There’s now much more power under the hood, with the option to take advantage of your computers mutli core processing power.   New ‘priority engine controls’ give you the flexibility needed to ‘run’ only the data required, resulting in less waiting when iterating through many tedious small edits.

So if you haven’t already made the move to 2.0 and 2.1 we urge you to get downloading. And if you’re yet to jump over to Leapfrog, now is a great time! As with all our features they’re dedicated to Leapfrog’s overall goal of increasing your modelling confidence and reducing risk. Both releases are crafted to deliver you time saving features, logical workflows and a beautifully simple interface. Happy modelling!

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