About this Release
Target for ArcGIS 3.5 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all maintained customers. This release includes improved 2D to 3D usability, the addition of new 3D gridding methods and enhancements to our 3D subsurface visualization capabilities. Enhanced software usability will help you be more productive when working on your exploration geology projects in ArcGIS.
How to update
Online installs for each product are available through the Check for updates option within the software and from the download link at the top of this page. If you require the upgrade on a DVD, you can request one here.
Target for ArcGIS 3.5 runs on Windows XP Service Pack 3 32-bit (minimum), Windows Vista Business (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit - recommended) operating systems. See detailed System Requirements.
Export 3D Features from Target Map
Added the ability to export 2D interpretations from section or plan maps to 3D Shapefiles or 3D DXF files. The newly created 3D files can be opened in the Geosoft 3D Viewer, Esri ArcScene, and other 3D programs. Improves your 2D to 3D workflow, enabling you to share 2D interpretations drawn on section maps with other 3D environments.
3D IDW gridding method
Added 3D Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) gridding. This 3D gridding method works well for interpolating geochemical and drillhole data and provides a quick alternative to the 3D Kriging method.
Angled clipping planes in a 3D view
You now have the ability to define an arbitrary angled clipping plane, providing you with greater flexibility for 3D viewing This angled plane can be used to visually clip any of the selected objects in your 3D View. Visually clip datasets along angled planes that coincide with dominant geological directions, structural trends, and survey orientations. Any or all of the existing X,Y,Z axes can be used as angled clipping planes
Display Layers to 3D View
With a single click you can now send any map layer (or multiple selected layers) from a Target for ArcGIS data frame to the Geosoft 3D Viewer. This enables you to quickly display interpretations drawn on section maps within the 3D View. Sections or plan slices will appear in their correct geospatial orientation in the 3D view.
Add 3D Vector files to Section and Plan Maps
You can now include 3D shapefiles and 3D DXF files while generating a section map in Target or Target for ArcGIS. This enables you to add 3D vector files (such as ore body wire frames and open pit outlines from mine planning packages) to section maps, plan maps and level plan slices. The imported 3D files appear in the correct location on your 2D section map. The 3D DXF file is clipped to the thickness of the section map (only the portion which exists inside the section is visible) while the entire 3D shapefile is projected onto the centre slice of the section.
Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes
|IS9669||Added the ability to import and view a DXF file in a section map|
|IS14878||Added the ability for Section interpretations and shapefiles to be outputted to 3D shapefiles|
|IS38039||Default value for "Value to interpret as dummy" in UBC to voxel conversion now changed from -9 to -1|
|IS39671||Added the ability to clip a voxel on an angle in the 3D Viewer (Angled Clipping)|
|IS68354||Added the ability for imported AutoCAD files to be clipped by section influence area|
|IS9697||Abort when upgrading from within Geosoft application no longer occurs - related to <georefresh.exe>|
|IS9699||Abort no longer occurs when importing Well log data - related to <BlockAbortMP>|
|IS9700||Abort using GRD file importer no longer occurs - related to <szGetWord_DICT>|
|IS9711||Geosoft style file corruption leading to colour ramp display issue now resolved|
|IS9874||Abort in performing software update no longer occurs - related to <georefresh.exe>|
|IS10055||Multiple/stacked sections now plot at the specified spacing without altering the Section Thickness when Perpendicular Spacing is checked in the Section Location tab|
|IS27238||Errors when adopting long paths to the working directory in a project no longer occur|
|IS28388||Plan Map and Section Define tool no longer has issues when interactively defining an area|
|IS30390||ISO tags for the Abstract and Data Source fields are no longer the same in the metadata Editor config file|
|IS33907||Anisotropic Kriging is now available in all three kriging dialogs present in Target for ArcGIS and Geochemistry for ArcGIS|
|IS38964||Abort when closing Target for ArcGIS no longer occurs - related to <hCreat_VVV>|
|IS39739||Error updating Oasis montaj 7.3 to 7.3 SP2 no longer occurs|
|IS39745||Auto-scale to size option now works upon performing a profile plot or line plot of point data with the fixed scale option initially selected|
|IS40121||Section map traces shapefile now contains traces for all the holes in the section including those that pass through the section at depth|
|IS40132||Manipulating the displayed (X,Y) location or loading a new drillhole with the Extract XYZ from Grid dialog now updates the current hole's Z value|
|IS40135||Abort no longer occurs when attempting to plot a section map - related to <lSize_LST>|
|IS48791||Region list now updates in Seeker when changed in DAP Server|
|IS48946||"Alaska CS27 zone 1" and "SPC283 Alaska zone 1 (meters)" now available in the Projection method drop down list in the Coordinate System dialog|
|IS48947||Error message now appears when attempting to create and display grid when there is insufficient data located within its defined envelope|
|IS56006||Voxel slice extracted for a swung section now displays in the correct location in the 3D Viewer|
|IS68340||Error no longer occurs when importing 3D DXF files created from inclined 2D sections that are not east-west|
|IS68546||Default Dip/Dir reference for Stereonet and Tadpole plots is now Absolute|
|IS74891||Stability issues around use of an older version MXD in ArcMap when switching from Layout view to Data view now resolved|