UXO Software 8.0.1 Update 1

October 1, 2013

This update adds new functionality, new tools, and an improved workflow to UX-Analyze.


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Release Notes

About this release
System requirements
Installing the software
Support
Capabilities


About this release

This is the first of a two-part release focused on advancements in the UX-Analyze Advanced extension, which is currently undergoing rapid development to make it easier and more efficient to use. These releases introduce new functionality, new tools, and a simplified workflow to UX-Analyze.

In this release, major changes include:

  • A sensor-coil numbering change (to start at 1 instead of 0), required to match the renumbering of coils in the MetalMapper data acquisition software.
  • An updated ID channel format, to encompass a variety of target database information in a single ID.
  • New channel names, to reduce some confusion around target channel naming.
  • New polarization plots (multisource and clustering options), for additional target analysis.
  • Enhancements to data maps and interactive image viewer.
  • Advanced target classification was enhanced and renamed to Perform Library Match
  • First steps at handling dynamic sensor data (import, leveling, and locating).

These and more changes are described in the Capabilities section below. This release is an offline release, so you will need to download the resource file from this page and install it manually.

The next release will be distributed through the automatic updates in Oasis montaj. In that release we will introduce a new workflow with simplified work menus, upgraded QC reviews, and standardized decision maps.

System requirements

To install this update, you'll need a license for Oasis montaj 8.0.1 and the UX-Analyze Advanced extension. If you don't have one, contact us and we can help you get set up. The system requirements are the same as for Oasis montaj 8.0.1

Installing the software

To install this update, you'll need to have Oasis montaj 8.0.1 installed and then download the resource file from the link at the top of this page. Here's how:

  1. Click the download button at the top of this page to download the software update resource file.
  2. Unzip the zip file and save the resource update file (*.geosoft_resource_pack) to the same folder location.
  3. On the Help menu in Oasis montaj 8.0.1, click Updates, then click Apply Resource Update.
  4. In the Manual Resource Update dialog, click the browse button Browse button to locate and select the resource updates file (*.geosoft_resource_pack).
  5. Click Update. If there are no new resources to be updated, a Nothing to Update window informs you the resource pack has no new resources for you (this will happen if it has been previously installed or does not apply to your version). If there are new resources to be updated, the system automatically updates them. When the update is complete, the Update Complete window informs you that the update was successful. Click OK.
  6. Restart Oasis montaj for the changes to take effect.
  7. After installation is complete, copy these two files, uxa.config and UxaSensorTable2.xml, from “C:\Program Files (x86)\Geosoft\Oasis montaj\resourcefiles\etc” to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Geosoft\Oasis montaj\user\etc”

Support

For technical support options, please visit the Support Centre. All users may access the forums and other resources available within the Support Community. In particular, we recommend that you join the UXOnet e-mail list, if you are working in the UXO industry. It provides occasional updates on new releases, training opportunities and other information.

Capabilities

VOXI Earth Modelling

Support for feet in VOXI

VOXI now supports feet as ground units so that if your project is in imperial units, you no longer have to convert the ground units to metric in order to perform geophysical modelling and then have to convert back again.

IRI constraint to sharpen the negative end of the property distribution

When using IRI constraints to model geological structures you now have option to sharpen not only the positive, but also the negative or both ends of the property spectrum. This enables you to sharpen a geologic structure with a property lower than the surrounding rock, such as a salt dome or a Kimberlite. You can also sharpen both the positive and negative properties simultaneously, useful with porphyry structures which exhibit pronounced variability in their property distribution.

Reweighting constraint split into two separate constraints

We have created a separate IRI reweighting constraint. The previous single Reweighting constraint is now separated into the 2 constraints: Reweighting and IRI (Iterative Reweighting Inversion) reweighting. This change enables you to apply both voxel and IRI reweighting constraints in the same inversion.

Customize the constraints layout

You now have the option in the VOXI Viewer Constraints menu to display all the VOXI constraint options in the tree, or display only the ones that you have set.

Modified show padding cells option

In the VOXI viewer, under the Settings menu the Show padding cells menu item contains a submenu with options to show or hide the padding cells. This change was made for consistency.

Increase the limits of the horizontal padding

Increase the limits of horizontal padding cells to 50 times the active area width. The limit was increased to minimize edge effects when working with small voxel models.

Export VOXI mesh generates a voxel model of type double

An exported mesh is now saved as a double precision Voxel model to support floating point operations.

Removed autopopulation of input voxel in Gradient weight generation

The input voxel model is no longer auto-populated when generating gradient weight constraints Manually populating this entry ensures that you will consciously select the appropriate input voxel model.

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