Target for ArcGIS 4.2

May 5, 2014

Full install. Also installs Geochemistry for ArcGIS 2.6.1 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 4.2 update is available to all maintained customers. This version adds some new features for working more quickly and efficiently with drillholes, wireframes, and 3D data. You can now plan a new drillhole interactively simply by clicking on a location in a section or plan map (data frame). Improved vector slicing for sections and plans makes it easier to review a geosurface you've created with the wireframing tools. You are now able to refresh a drillhole project from an acQuire database. If you are working with 3D views, you can now import DXF and GOCAD TSurf files directly into a geosurface file. You can now use the Esri Symbol Selector to set the colour and style attributes of line and polygon features in an interpretation geodatabase. In addition you can also merge one interpretation geodatabase into another.

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 4.2 requires ArcGIS 10 (SP5), ArcGIS 10.1 (SP1), or ArcGIS 10.2.1. Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit) is recommended. Windows 8.1 (requires ArcGIS 10.2 or newer), 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

Workflow Improvements

Interactive Drillhole Planning on Section and Plan

You now have the ability to plan a new drillhole interactively by clicking on a location in a section or plan map (data frame), making it easier to quickly create drillhole plans.

New Feature

Merge interpretation geodatabases

​​You can import one interpretation geodatabase into another interpretations geodatabase, enabling you to merge interpretations from different projects or team members.

Use Esri symbol selector for interpretation geodatabases

You can now access the Esri Symbol Selector to set the colour and style attributes of line and polygon features in an interpretation geodatabase, providing you with more flexibility when choosing outlines, fill colours and patterns.

3D Visualization

Improved DXF import in 3D Viewer

You can now import multiple AutoCAD DXF files into a 3D view at once. In addition to importing the DXF files as map groups, you can create a new geosurface using the imported DXF files or add to an existing geosurface file.

Improved GOCAD T-Surface import in 3D Viewer

When importing a GOCAD T-Surface file into the 3D Viewer, you can now import the GOCAD file to a new geosurface, append it to an existing one, or use the previous option to import as map groups in the 3D View. You can also specify whether to invert the Z-axis.

Drillhole Plotting

Improved vector slicing for drillhole sections and plans

In addition to slicing a DXF or shapefile, you now have the ability to slice a geosurface in section or plan view. This makes it easy to review a geosurface you've created with the wireframing tools by viewing it from different orientations. ​​You can select multiple vector files and have the option to edit the colour and fill attributes for lines and polygons.​

Refresh an acQuire drillhole project

You can now refresh a drillhole project from an acQuire database. When refreshing the data, you have the option to overwrite the drillhole databases or append new drillholes to the project. This enables you to easily refresh your drillhole projects while preserving the existing configuration of any custom data fields.

Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

Target for ArcGIS features

IS9744 Added the ability to extract (interpolate) voxel values along an undulating surface (e.g., a grid, DEM, topography).
IS78566 Added the ability to select more than one SHP or DXF file in the Plan/Section Map Slices Tab.
IS94864 Added the ability to change colours of DXF lines/polygons in the Section Tool's Slices tab before importing the DXF into a map.
IS117765 Added the ability to import a DXF and convert to Geosurface.
IS117771 Added the ability to slice a geosurface in Plan and Section.
IS119391 Default symbols for String Classified symbols in Geochemistry Scatter plots are now changed to different symbols to facilitate a quick view.
IS124458 Refreshing a project now works if the data was imported from acQuire.
IS126087 Added the ability to merge wireframing geodatabases.


Maintenance Fixes
IS16000 Composite Database "Intervals from file" option now allows you to have different intervals for different holes.
IS74892 Added the ability to import multiple DXFs to a single map or 3D map.
IS74996 Target for ArcGIS updated to maintain project folder instead of last path used by ArcMap.
IS78893 Abort no longer occurs when attempting to create a section: related to <szGetWord_DICT>.
IS83241 Geosoft section grid files no longer display with a shift in the 3D Viewer.
IS99591 The Composite tool now calculates the average grade using the actual length of the interval instead of the defined length of data in the interval.
IS118851 Abort no longer occurs when clicking No on the UAC prompt for admin credentials when a non-admin user executes a software update: related to <georefresh.exe>.
IS135016 Added support for slicing with a DXF which contain polylines.
IS135080 Interpretations Geodatabase features are no longer duplicated within the 3D map when saving sections in separate MXD projects.
IS138272 Longer field lengths now possible for shapefile DBF files when creating striplogs in Target for ArcGIS.
IS139501 Grid selected attributes from Target for ArcGIS now produces correct grid as expected.
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