Target 8.0.1

July 22, 2013

Target 8.0.1 full install

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Release Notes

About this release
System requirements
New capabilities
Enhancements and maintenance fixes

About this Release

Target 8.0.1 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all maintained customers. This release includes a number of new workflow improvements and enhancements.

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 8.0.1 runs on Windows 8 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 7 (recommended) (32 and 64 bit) , Windows XP SP3 (32 bit), or Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit) operating systems. 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.

Workflow Improvements

Set colour, size and symbols in the scatter plot tool

In the scatter plot tool, you can now define the colour, the size and the symbol independently. This feature was previously only available in the Geosoft extensions for ArcGIS, this update makes the scatter plot tool options the same in all Geosoft software applications and extensions.

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.
IS45722 Added the ability to change the colours if "Colour by categories" is chosen for a Ternary or Scatter plot.
Maintenance Fixes
IS24387 Coordinate groups now stay masked to the Map Extent box when using the Draw Holes on any Plan menu option.
IS30394 Importing a MapInfo TAB file that points to a ECW file now results in the import of the complete image, right-side up.
IS84086 Error no longer occurs when exporting an Isosurface or interpretation group to a 3D DXF file.
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.
IS108321 Error no longer occurs when running the "All Data" data type option from the Drill Hole QA/QC tools..
IS109013 Data downloaded from Seeker now displayed as expected in the active map.
IS109941 Convert Vector Voxel to Voxels Help topic now available.
IS109946 Abort no longer occurs when opening Target: [ArcDataLinkDThread_sPaint]
IS110045 The option to switch from selected holes to unselected is now available when selecting holes in DH-Plot.
IS110046 Surpac STR export no longer experiences rounding errors and STR file overlays the original polygon as expected.
IS110132 Abort no longer occurs when working in 3D Viewer: [CCTL_3DView::Disconnect]
IS110520 Error no longer occurs when importing Datamine files.
IS110775 Only the Section Azimuth from the INS file is now retained after loading the section parameters from an INS file.
IS111976 When saving grid maps to real maps, able to now digitize from level plan grids and have the Geostring file preserve the correct level of the plan grid.
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.
IS112082 Increased the maximum allowed Falloff Distance when creating Wireframe ends.
IS113841 DXF file now displays correctly in the plan view of a section map.
IS113842 3D DXF file now honours section thickness for both the solid and the outlines of the DXF.
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