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Release Notes

Release 6.4

Listed below are the listed new features, the benefits given and how to use them.

Splice/join two connections by connecting the endpoints together

Benefits

  • This is the opposite action of cutting a connection

  • You can now ‘splice or join’ 2 connections that have been cut before or 2 connections that have never been connected

  • You can splice 2 connections to display different connection types and individualised metadata for each connection. The system will ask you to select the data types that apply to the new connection that is generated

How to use it?

1 - Select a connection by dragging one of the end points

2 - Drag the end point onto ‘connection 2’ endpoint

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3 - When you release the mouse, the points will ‘merge’ and if connections are different, a dialog box will ask you to select the data you wish to apply to the new connection

4 - Click on the attributes you want to keep and click on ‘Pick Connection name’

5 - You can then check the property panel for your connection attributes

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Allow for connections to loopback to an asset (if enabled in the account and project settings)

Benefits

  • Now you can connect a connection to the same asset at both ends and create a ‘loop’

  • This can be enabled in the account- and project-settings area

How to use it?

1 - Select a connection in your ‘connection’ page

2 - Check the ‘Loopback’ option

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3 – After opening your project in FT design your connection can now be connected at both ends to the same asset

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Clipping plane to see through layers

Benefits

  • This option gives you the opportunity to draw a cube that works as a clipping plane that ‘cuts’ through all your layers in the Viewport scene

  • This is very useful for presentations if you want to show your project with a view through your project layers

How to use it?

1 - Create a shape that is a box

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2 - Select ‘Use as a clipping mask’ in the property panel

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3 - Move your cube to cut your field where you like you can also input size, coordinates, depth, alignment etc. in the properties panel

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Ability to define default well reference in the project settings

Benefits

  • You no longer need to select every well to input this parameter. You can set this parameter for your project, and it will apply to all the wells by default.

How to use it?

1 - In Project Settings page, select ‘General’ 

2 – Select the correct ‘Default Well Reference’

3 – input the ‘Default Well RKB’

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You can still modify the reference in the individual well property panel

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Shapes can now be locked

How to use it?

1 - Select a shape

2 - In the property box, you can use the option to lock the shape (same as for assets and connections)

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3 - You can do the same action by right clicking on the shape and select ‘lock’ in the dialog box

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New Text Editing Options

Benefits

1 - Text can now be copied / pasted

  • If you need to display the same text box multiple times, you just create it once and copy / paste it as needed

  • Use it by right clicking your text box, and ‘copy’ then ‘paste’ or use the usual keyboard shortcuts

2 - Text can use view dependent scaling (default set to true)

How to use it?

Text can use view dependent scaling (default set to true)

1 - Select a text layer

2 - In the property box, you can use the option to enable or disable the dynamic scale by checking / unchecking the box

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Items can be selected using Operator Tags and Supplier Tags in FT design URL search parameters

Benefits

  • You can now input ‘operator’ and ‘supplier’ tags for your asset(s) in the property panel

  • You can retrieve your asset(s) with tags for your API call(s)

How to use it?

1 - Select an asset

2 - In the property panel, you can add Operator Tags and Supplier Tags

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Added support for recursive smart models

Benefits

  • You can now create smart models comprised of several sub models allowing you to build complex custom models

  • Warning : You need to have some smart assets in your library and add accurate metadata (contact customer success for details)

How to use it?

1 - Select your asset

2 - In the property panel, use the ‘metadata’ tab

3 - Build your own model

4 - Example with a manifold

Step 1: Select your manifold

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Step 2: add a pigging loop

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Step 3: add 2 cobra heads

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Added rule engine for automated GIS data import

Benefits

  • You can create a set of rules when you import data from ArcGIS

  • FieldTwin will then auto-create 3D assets with connections for your field using the import rules you have created

  • You can import and export the created rule set to reuse it in multiple projects

How to use it?

1 - Select ‘import’ and then ‘Data from ArcGis using rules’

2 - Configure your ArcGis server as usual and press next until the rule set screen

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3 - Start adding your rules and actions

4 - Press next and your field will be auto created

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Added gradient visualisation supports for wells

Benefits

  • You can display a set of data along your wells (same as for connections that was introduced in the previous version)

  • Allows you to have visual representation of your data along a wellbore

How to use it?

1 - Select a well bore

2 - Select the new tab ‘Visualisation’

3 - Click on ‘Add visualisation’

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4 - Select the Visualisation you want to display on your well bore

5- Input a name

6 - Select your rendering option

7- Input your data manually or by CSV import

8 - Check the result in your viewport

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Filtering of metadata definitions using tags in Admin

Benefits

  • If you have a long list of metadata definitions, you can now filter the displaying of your metadata using tags

  • Makes UI more comfortable and metadata easier to find

How to use it?

1 - On top of the list of metadata you now have an input box allowing you to select some tags to filter by

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2 - If you select one or multiple tags, your list of metadata is now displaying only the metadata with these tags

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Added description field for staged assets and connections

Benefits

  • Allow you to give a long and complete description for your assets and your connections

  • It can be used to add important supplementary information (E.g., for brownfield assets etc.)

How to use it?

1 - On the property panel for assets and connections, you have a new input box: ‘Description’

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2 - You can input text directly from there or click on the edit button to display a large box for your description

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Import Wellbores from Excel

How to use it?

1 - Click on the ‘Import’ button

2 - Select ‘Well from file’

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3 - Select your excel file and fill in the mapping fields based on the position of the data in the file

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Added capabilities in designer and presenter to record video

Benefits

  • This option gives you the opportunity to record a video of your project.

  • This is very useful for presentations since you can show only the desired parts of your project and it does not need to be a live demo. Also, it can be included in any presentation, allowing other people that are not experts in the software to demonstrate it.

How to use it?

1 – On the Viewport options, select the new Camera button

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2 – The button when selected will appear with a green color. This means that it is recording the project display

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3 – When you are finished, just click on the camera button again and the option to save your recording will appear.

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