Target for ArcGIS 3.5

    April 18, 2012

    Target for ArcGIS 3.5 full install


    Release Notes

    About this release
    System requirements
    New capabilities
    Enhancements and maintenance fixes

    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.

    System Requirements

    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.

    New Capabilities

    3D Visualisation

    3D IDW gridding method click to enlarge  

    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 click to enlarge  

    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 click to enlarge  

    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.

    Drillhole Plotting

    Add 3D Vector files to Section and Plan Maps click to enlarge

    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.

    Ease of Use

    Export 3D Features from Target Map click to enlarge  

    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.

    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
    Maintenance Fixes
    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
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