Strater User Interface

Strater contains four document window types: borehole view, map view, cross section, and table windows. Borehole views display various log types. Map views display post and base maps that can be used to identify where individual wells are located. Cross sections are created and edited in the cross section view. The data is opened, edited, and transformed, and saved in the table windows.


Left-click on the image below to see detailed information about the various parts of the Strater window.


This is the Strater borehole view with the tabbed View and Table Managers, Object Manager, and Property Manager windows displayed on the left side.

Tabs displaying the view windows and tables are displayed above the horizontal ruler. Left-click anywhere in the image to see

detailed information about each part of the Strater window.


Opening Windows

Clicking the File | New command opens a new project, or adds a new borehole view, map view, cross section view, or table to the existing project.


Strater Layout

The following table summarizes the function of the Strater layout components.

Title Bar

The title bar lists the program name plus the saved Strater .SDG file name. An asterisk (*) after the file name indicates the file has been modified since it was last saved.


The ribbon contains the commands used to run Strater.

Quick Access Toolbar

The Quick Access Toolbar contains Strater tool buttons, which are shortcuts to menu commands. Move the cursor over each button to display a tool tip describing the command. The Quick Access Toolbar can be customized with the File | Customize Ribbon command.

View Manager

The View Manager displays a list of all of the borehole view, map view, and cross section windows open in the existing project.

Table Manager

The Table Manager displays a list of all the data tables open in the existing project.

Object Manager

The Object Manager contains a hierarchical list of the objects in a Strater borehole view, map view, or cross section window. These objects can be selected, added, arranged, edited, and renamed in the Object Manager. The Object Manager is initially docked on the left side above the Property Manager and below the View Manager. Changes made in the Object Manager are immediately reflected in the borehole view, map view, or cross section window. The Object Manager can be dragged and placed at any location on the screen.

Property Manager

The Property Manager allows you to edit any of the properties of the selected object. When no objects are selected in the borehole view or cross section, the general properties for the window are displayed.

Tabbed Documents

Multiple borehole views, map views, cross sections, and tables can be displayed as tabs. Click on the tab to display that window.

View window

The view window is the area where the selected borehole view, map view, cross section, or table is displayed.

Status Bar

The status bar displays information about the activity in Strater. The status bar is divided into five sections that contain information about the selected command or object, depth or XY position, size of the selected object, and the page number that is currently displayed.



See Also

Borehole View

Map View

Cross Section


Changing the Layout