Target 8.1

November 15, 2013

Target 8.1 full install

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Release Notes

About this release
System requirements
New capabilities
Enhancements and maintenance fixes

About this Release

Target 8.1 is a scheduled software upgrade available to all maintained customers. This release includes new features that enhance the process of digitizing and editing geological interpretations. Add, edit, or delete geostring vertices. Customize geostring polygons and polylines with new pattern fills and line styles. There are a number of new snapping options, including the ability to snap to existing interpretations and to snap on or off a section in edit mode.

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 8.1 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

Control vertical extents of fence diagram

You can control the vertical extents of a fence diagram in sections by selecting the depth range. This enables you to plot the part of the hole you want to see instead of having to plot the entire hole.

New Feature

Survey design tool

Use the Survey Design Tool to quickly design a simple survey for ground geophysics or geochemical sampling. Plan a new survey by defining survey extents, line direction and spacing, sample spacing, and QA/QC samples. Use the reporting tools to calculate total line distance or number of samples, export a list for sample collection and preparation, or plot a map of the lines and samples.

Esri ArcEngine 10.2

During installation, if you have a ArcEngine 10.1 or earlier installed or if you have no ESRI Desktop products installed, you will be prompted with the option to install ArcEngine 10.2.


Close a geostring

You can now close a geostring so it is not displayed on any of your maps.

Edit geostring vertices

Add, edit, or delete geostring vertices, including the ability to snap on or off section in edit mode.

Pattern Fill for Geostrings

Select a pattern fill from the Geosoft Pattern library for a geostring polygon or polyline.

Print maps with geostrings

Geostrings are now displayed on printed maps.

Snap to an existing interpretation

You can now snap to existing interpretations in an open geostring file while digitizing.

Snapping to To or From of a single from-to interval

Improved snapping options enable you to snap to either the To or From values (top or bottom of intervals), and individual intervals that are not connected to another from-to value.

Enhancements and Maintenance Fixes

IS5260 Can now control vertical extents of fence diagrams in the same manner as in sections.
IS111975 Added the ability to edit vertices for an existing geostring.
IS117778 Adding the ability to snap with another feature (geostring interpretation) when creating a new geostring interpretation.
IS118358 Added the ability to edit vertices on 2D sections and plan maps.
Maintenance Fixes
IS109904 Can now print interpretations/digitizations for geostrings.
IS111328 Issues around Geosoft Public DAP server busy when using Seeker not reproducible.
IS118852 Export DXF help topic now available from the Export DXF dialog in 3D Viewer.
IS121139 Wireframing snapping tool now works as expected when there is only one from-to interval in a Drillhole.
IS126945 Wireframing snapping tool now snaps to true Drillhole locations along full hole traces on plan maps and specified thicknesses of slices.
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