Target for ArcGIS 4.0.1

July 22, 2013

Full install. Also installs Geochemistry for ArcGIS 2.5.3 for customers with licences for both products.

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Release Notes

About this release
System requirements
New capabilities
Enhancements and maintenance fixes

About this Release

The Target for ArcGIS 4.0.1 update is available to all maintained customers. This release includes a new orthographic view in the 3D viewer, automatically generated colours for rock code patterns, and the ability to draw vectors down drillholes. It also includes a number of minor enhancements and issue fixes.

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.

System Requirements

Target for ArcGIS 4.0.1 is compatible with ArcGIS versions 9.3.1 SP2, 10.0 SP5, and 10.1 SP1. ArcGIS 10 or newer is required to use the Target for ArcGIS wireframing workflow.

Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit) is recommended. Windows 8 (requires ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 or newer), Windows Vista 32/64 (SP2), and Windows XP (SP3) are also supported.

See detailed System Requirements.

New Capabilities

Ease of Use

Default colour fill pattern for rock code file

Now when you import lithology data, default colours are automatically assigned. This enables you to visualize the results right away and makes it easy to generate colours and patterns and build a rock code file.

3D Visualization

Draw vectors along a 3D drillhole paths

Using this new feature, you can draw vectors representing three component geophysical data along a 3D path such as a drillhole trace. Vector plots are very useful for visualizing interpretating three component magnetic and electomagnetic fields from borehole surveys. The colour and size of the vectors in the 3D viewer to indicate the amplitude and the direction of the surveyed geophysical field.


Orthographic 3D view added to the 3D viewer

In the 3D viewer you can now view your models in an Orthographic 3D view. When the human eye looks at a scene, objects in the distance appear smaller than objects close by. Orthographic projection ignores this effect and allows you to create drawings that are to scale.

You can toggle between between Perspective Orthogonal icon and Orthographic Orthogonal icon views by clicking the new icons on the toolbar. The options are also available under Tools & Settings > Rendering Settings.

Enhancements and maintenance fixes



Added an orthographic projection option in 3D views.
IS17793 Added the ability to automatically generate colours and patterns to quickly populate a rock code file.
Maintenance Fixes
IS46881 Kriging or Minimum Curvature gridding of datasets with bad data locations will still result in a grid file, and an error message informing the user of the problem with the data.
IS71043 Contours no longer appear outside of the map limits when exported as an image.
IS78893 Abort no longer occurs: [szGetWord_DICT]
IS88635 Exporting rotated isosurfaces created from rotated voxels to a AutoCAD DXF file now works as expected.
IS88644 The "Browse from Predefined ESRI Projection" option in the "Copy Coordinate System From" dialog is now visible.
IS109013 Data downloaded from Seeker now displayed as expected in the active map.
IS110775 Only the Section Azimuth from the INS file is now retained after loading the section parameters from an INS file.
IS111988 Able to create a new gridvox.var file in the newly specified location by default, when using the 3D Kriging View Variogram option.
IS112074 Reproject option now available in Seeker.
IS112080 Image data downloaded from Seeker now display as expected in the same dataframe in ArcMap.
IS114681 Abort no longer occur when opening a MXD file: [CGeostringsExtension::SetMxDocGUIDAndPath]
IS115297 "Self-Intersection" error no longer produced when wireframing polygons that were created using the Trace tool.
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