Are you upgrading the software with more rock stability analysis features such as: a) Automatic display of poles to intersections of great circles for wedge stability analysis, b) Contouring of poles to intersections for potential wedge instability statistics, c) Plotting of the assumed +-20 degrees envelope for planar stability analysis?
Yes Kinematic Analysis has been added to Dips 6.0. Wedge analysis can be performed however the wedge pole method is not used, instead intersections are displayed directly on the stereonet.
Is it possible to automatically highlight the potential regions of instability on a stereonet? For example, in the Toppling, Planar and Wedge Sliding tutorial, these regions are highlighted in the figures, but I cannot figure out how to do this in Dips.
Yes this capability has been added to Dips version 6, see the Kinematic Analysis topic for details.