Target for ArcGIS 4.3

November 26, 2014

Target for ArcGIS 4.3 Full Install

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Release Notes

About this release
System requirements
New features
Enhancements and maintenance fixes

About this Release

Target for ArcGIS 4.3 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all maintained customers. This version adds new features for working more quickly and efficiently with drillholes, wireframes, and 3D views.

Visualize your drillhole data more easily by seeing where your drillholes intersect any geosurfaces or grids. Import and update drillhole data directly from Maxwell DataShed. We've also added panning in the Hole Selection tool.

When wireframing, you can change the density of the nodes in an interpretation to create smoother interpretations. If you edit or delete a section map interpretation, the adjacent segments are adjusted or reconnected seamlessly to remove any potential gaps.

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 4.3 is compatible with ArcGIS 10.2.2, ArcGIS 10.2.1, or ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 and 10.0 SP5. Requires Windows 7 SP1 (recommended) (32 or 64 bit), Windows 8 (32 or 64 bit), or Windows 8.1 operating system. You will not be able to install on Windows XP or Windows Vista. See detailed System Requirements.

New Features

Workflow Improvements

3D Viewer opens with groups expanded only to second-level node

The 3D Viewer will always reopen with data groups expanded only to the second-level node. This avoids having to collapse expanded data groups with many nodes. The 3D tree and the Attributes tab will each occupy 50 percent of the space along the left-hand panel.


Edit node density of a geostring in the 3D Viewer

A new Interpretations Editing mode enables you to create smoother-looking interpretations by increasing or decreasing the density of the nodes in an interpretation.​ Select the interpretations you want to edit and then click the Edit Interpretations icon on the 3D Viewer toolbar. You can preview the changes in the 3D Viewer before applying them to the geostring file.

Changing the density of the nodes within an interpretation also enables you to connect complex interpretations that would otherwise cause errors in the wireframes.

Wireframe editing history

The wireframe history is now saved when you edit or delete an interpretation on a section map. If you edit an interpretation vertex, the wireframe updates to reflect the change. If you delete an interpretation, the adjoining interpretations are reconnected without a gap. Delete the last interpretation in a segment, and the end cap is also removed.

Drillhole Plotting

Plot drillhole intersections on geosurfaces and grids

​Quickly calculate the locations where your drillholes intersect geosurfaces or grids and display the results in a database as part of your drillhole project. The results database shows the location and depth (X,Y,Z) of where each drillhole intersects the surfaces and grids in your project.

You can then plot the intersection locations on a 2D or 3D map and see if your planned holes intersect a target.

One-step Maxwell DataShed Drillhole Import

For Maxwell users, a single import dialog makes it easy to import drillhole data directly from Maxwell DataShed. Easily select the collar, survey, from-to and point views you want to import.

If updates are made to the Maxwell DataShed data, you can quickly refresh your drillhole projects with the changes.

Pan option in the Hole Selection Tool

In the Hole Selection Tool, use the pan button to move around the plan view window and see your entire map without changing the zoom level. Click the hand icon or use the Spacebar shortcut key to enter pan mode. Hold the left mouse button down while dragging the hand cursor to pan. Right-click to exit pan mode.​

Not in release (Only admins see this)

Create a closed isosurface

When creating one or more isosurfaces from a Voxel, you now have the option to also create a closed surface shell around the voxel based on a specified surface value. Both the true isosurface and the closed surface are added to the 3D Viewer tree but the closed surface is hidden by default. You can use the closed surfaces as a Voxel Math input to clip a voxel to the outside of a closed surface or to clip a voxel to the inside of a closed surface. The attributes tab in the 3D Viewer will indicates if the selected surface in the 3D Objects tree is open or closed.

Multi-select for GOCAD TSurf import

​In the 3D Viewer, you can now save time by importing several GOCAD surfaces at once, so you don't need to import each file separately.

Universal metadata tool

​The metadata dialog is no longer specific to a particular data type. When you access the metadata dialog from a menu, it is pre-populated with the most recent files of that type, but if you want to access another data type, you can use the same dialog.

Use Windows proxy settings

The proxy server options were removed from the General and Advanced settings in your Geosoft application. You can now use the Windows system proxy settings for all Geosoft applications.

Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

Target for ArcGIS features

IS28991 Improved the Map Scale options on the Fence Diagram tab to allow for more flexibility in the scaling of a fence diagram to better distribute the holes in a page layout.
IS143044 Geostring wireframe structure no longer disappears upon editing the feature in a section map.
IS144451 Added the ability to save which groups/layers are expanded or collapsed when the 3D View is closed.
IS151369 Added a "Pan" feature to the Drillhole Selection tool.


Maintenance Fixes
IS125070 Improved the 3D Wireframing process to facilitate connecting bodies with greater ease, especially in the case of complicated interpretations.
IS144394 Current hole selection is now honoured when creating a significant intersection composite database.
IS146132 Entire name for a surface in a Geosurface file is now visible when selecting it to be used in Voxel Math.
IS151450 Entering an incorrect formula in the formula entry of the GDB window no longer erases the formula when clicking OK and an informative error message points you to the exact location of the error.
IS154954 Abort no longer occurs: related to <ppdCalculateWeights>.
IS155117 Opening and closing a wireframing fGDB no longer incurs a lengthy delay.
IS155809 Hash algorithms for resource modules now FIPS certified.


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