By: Mark Wagner
If Rock Climbing Isn't Your Forte... WipWare's latest addition to its WipFrag 3.0 Windows and iPad software will be of interest to you.
It's been a while, and we have lots to catch up on. Read past the jump for details on WipWare's latest software advancements, a tip for power-users, and rundown on all things WipFrag 3.0. WipWare is surging ahead with new features on a monthly basis, and our team is keeping busy introducing new add-ons that give our users added value from boom to bullion.
If you haven't heard, or if you have been hiding under an "un-analyzed" rock waiting for summer to fully take shape, here's a quick summary of what is going on: The world's best-selling and industry leading software is now available for iOS, meaning that
A) You can now analyze images right in the field using any Apple iOS device
B) No scaling device is required
C) The price of the iOS version of WipFrag software is $999USD for a perpetual license
D) You can use the new WipFrag software as a remote controller for any online systems on-site
For more information on the iOS version of WipFrag, check this page out:
A client was recently describing the method he uses when manually inputting a scale into his image for his fragmentation analysis software: his "kit" involved a 3 ft. wide scale and a ten foot pole used to place the scale properly for analysis, to avoid falling rock.
Safety never takes a holiday. The auto-scale feature inside of WipFrag is going to drastically reduce the chance of slips, falls and falling rock hazards. Now WipFrag users will no longer need to overextend their reach in order to scale an image.
For more details on the new features inside of WipFrag 3.0, give us a call and we can show you a free live demonstration using your blast pile images.
Already one of the 400 users who have downloaded WipFrag 3.0? We want to train you for free as well.
Time-saving tips inside of WipFrag 3.0
I'd like to introduce you to Tony Young, one of WipWare's MailFrag gurus. When you send in your images, Tony is usually the guy who completes the analysis of material. When Tony isn't doing great work for WipWare, he's participating in provincial trivia competitions, enjoys hunting and plays football as a left tackle.
Tony, if you could give WipFrag users a few pieces of advice to speed up analysis times, what would they be?
"Users who are familiar with older versions of WipFrag will remember the three basic sliders for adjusting the number of nets being generated inside of the image: Threshold, Valley Threshold and Blur. In WipFrag 3.0 these sliders have been merged into one slider, making it much easier to fine-tune the generation of nets inside the image.
The WipFrag 3.0 slider (seen on right) integrates the three previous sliders from older versions of WipFrag (shown on left). This makes fine-tuning edge nets much quicker and easier
"The lasso-delete and outline tool is by far the best manual editing tool that can be used inside of WipFrag. This tool allows you to outline coarse particles and remove any "surface stains" inside of the particle.
"Being able to use my finger or a stylus to delineate the particles takes an image that would've taken 5 minutes to analyze and reduces that time down to 1 minute in most cases."
As alluded to in the Image Sampling and Analysis Guide, Tony reiterates the importance of a well-lit, well-defined image to help further speed up the analysis process.
In summary, WipWare has stepped up to the plate and has released a fully functional, economical and enhanced software package that allows users to speed up analysis speeds and improve net-generation accuracy... And it's already available on a device that you probably have experience using.
Stay tuned for more information on WipWare's latest online system breakthroughs.