Target 7.5

April 18, 2012

Target 7.5 full install

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Release Notes

About this release
System requirements
New capabilities
Enhancements and maintenance fixes

About this Release

Target 7.5 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all maintained customers. Target 7.5 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.

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

Geosoft Target runs on Windows XP SP3 (32 Bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 Bit) or Windows 7 (32 and 64 Bit) operating systems. See detailed System Requirements

New Capabilities

Ease of Use

Display Bing Maps imagery

You can now view air photo or satellite remote sensing imagery in a Geosoft Map by connecting to the Bing Maps online data source. The imagery is streamed and displayed as a layer in your map, not downloaded as a saved file. To use Bing Maps, you'll need to be connected to the internet and logged in with your Geosoft ID. When you are offline, the Bing Maps layer will appear greyed out until you connect again.

Increased number of recent files and projects

We have increased the number of recent files and projects names displayed in an project, making it easier to locate and open projects for customers working with many exploration projects.

3D Visualization

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

Drillhole Plotting

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.

Drag and drop layers from Geosoft Maps to the 3D Viewer

Now you can drag and drop any map group (or multiple selected groups) from a Geosoft Map to the 3D Viewer. This enables you to quickly display interpretations drawn on section maps within the 3D View. All the section map groups will appear in their correct geospatial orientation in the 3D view.

Online Services

Geosoft Connect uses Geosoft ID to access online services

Geosoft customers can use their Geosoft ID to access any Geosoft online service that requires a secure sign-in, including website downloads, online updates, and Bing Maps. As a customer, your Geosoft ID is the only sign-in you'll need to remember when accessing any of our services, communications, or website.

Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

IS14775 Added the ability to select individual elements from an array channel when plotting a profile on a map
IS15262 Added the ability to slice through 3D models relative to strike or dip
IS28346 Added support for Krovak oblique conformal conic projections
IS28599 Seeker SMQ query builder now provides an entry box instead of a drop down list for selecting a value to be searched
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)
IS71046 Added the ability to import more than one 3D DXF file into a section map
IS73342 Added the new Slices tab to the Plan/Section Map parameters dialog in order to change the location of a section without having to re-add any 3D objects
Maintenance Fixes
IS4556 Abort during operations requiring large amounts of memory no longer occurs in certain scenarios - related to <X_Free_MM>
IS4717 Abort when importing DTM data on to plan map no longer occurs - related to <CGeoView_Map::Destroy>
IS4942 Abort when performing various operations no longer occurs - related to <CObjNotify::RemoveNotification>
IS7744 Abort no longer occurs in MXDs with layers containing hyperlinks - related to <CMXDControls::sGetLayerSources>
IS9697 Abort when upgrading from within Geosoft application no longer occurs - related to <georefresh.exe>
IS9825 Issue when attempting to convert a GDB created from a XYZ file that was originally a rotated block model to a Voxel no longer occurs
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
IS15364 2 Channel Lookup now able to write to a String channel and works properly when Index or Output channel are of type String
IS15973 Error in creating ECW or JPEG 2000 files larger than 500 MB is now more explicit and helpful
IS17864 Overwriting a Voxel already displayed in a map without having opened 3D Viewer now possible
IS24387 Coordinate groups now stay masked to the Map Extent box when using the Draw Holes on any Plan menu option
IS27238 Errors when adopting long paths to the working directory in a project no longer occur
IS28364 Compression ratio and image quality issues when exporting a Geosoft grid to an image format now resolved
IS28388 Plan Map and Section Define tool no longer has issues when interactively defining an area
IS28414 Grid created using Target Plan and Section tools now use the ITR to display "as last displayed."
IS30390 ISO tags for the Abstract and Data Source fields are no longer the same in the metadata Editor config file
IS30400 Copy Coordinates System now copies non-standard system units as expected
IS30402 Re-designed the Coordinate System dialog workflow to make it more intuitive with Units and Datum located after the Projection settings
IS38963 Maps now one of the listed sources to copy projections from and can be selected in the Set or Create a Coordinate system -> Copy From dialog
IS39151 Advanced statistics now calculates the accurate Mode and Median values in the Summary Statistics dialog
IS39704 Drillhole QA/QC Report  for Dip-Azimuth maximum curvature no longer produces inaccurate results
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
IS40124 Editing polygon attributes for newly created polygons on a map now retains the pattern attributes from previously created polygons
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
IS46880 Cones in 3D PDF now point in the same direction as the 3D Map they were exported from
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
IS68546 Default Dip/Dir reference for Stereonet and Tadpole plots is now Absolute
IS68637 Launching Oasis montaj now checks for license support expiry when launching a licensed copy as well as when installing a new license
IS71031 Voxel now placed in expected position when converting a Datamine block model to Voxel using Voxel Conversion utility
IS72998 Legend information no longer changes for multiple Plan or Section maps when using Replot Holes on Existing Plan or Section option
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