Training Classes

SURFER

GRAPHER

VOXLER

STRATER

Core Features I
  • March 7, 2018
Core Features II
  • December 20, 2017
  • March 21, 2018
Core Features
  • February 21, 2018
Core Features
  • January 17, 2018
Core Features
  • April 25, 2018

Surfer Core Features I: Upcoming Class - March 7, 2018

Join Golden Software and fellow Surfer users at the upcoming, hands-on Surfer Training Class. This class will dive into a wide variety of Surfer features and functionality. Participants will be given a brief introduction to Surfer then learn about topics ranging from preparing and customizing base maps to gridding and contouring data. By the end of the class, participants will have a solid understanding of the features and functionality available in Surfer.

This class is intended for users who want to better understand Surfer's core features and functionality. This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
9am to 4:30pm Mountain Time
Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Surfer
    1. User Interface
    2. Window Types
  2. Base Maps (image and vector data import and editing)
    1. Georeference image base map
    2. Obtain base maps
    3. Vector editing functions
    4. Working with attributes
    5. Querying base layer objects
  3. Post Maps
  4. Gridding Data (creating rasters)
    1. Available gridding methods
    2. Validate, limit, transform, and blank grids
  5. Contour Maps
    1. Simple, logarithmic, advanced contour levels
    2. Edit contour labels and lines
  6. Coordinate Systems
    1. Why use coordinate systems
    2. Assign coordinate systems
  7. 3D Surface Maps
    1. 3D surface enhancements
    2. Overlay 3D surfaces
    3. Create 3D block diagram
  8. Map Options
    1. Overlay and stack maps
    2. Add graticules, profiles, and viewsheds
    3. Add scale bars, legends, and other custom fields
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
  • Download the free fully-functioning two week trial of Surfer here.
Price $350 per participant
$175 for active maintenance users
Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy
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Surfer Core Features II: Upcoming Class - December 20, 2017

This class will focus on building on skills reviewed in Core Features I, however, it is not a requirement of participants to have taken the first class. Andrew Dudley will lead participants on an in-depth review of Surfer covering topics from applications for grid math to map enhancements.

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When Wednesday, December 20, 2017
10am to 3pm Mountain Time
Course Outline
    1. Grid Operations
      1. Grid Mosaic
        1. Combining grids
        2. Changing grid geometry
      2. Grid Math
        1. Converting Z units
        2. Limiting the Z range and eliminating negative values
        3. Reversing Z axis
      3. Grid Blank
        1. Removing the data outside a polygon area
      4. Grid Volume
        1. Calculating volumes
        2. Calculating volumes inside an irregular polygon
    2. Workflow Examples
      1. Creating slope map
      2. Posting grid values on a map
      3. Specifying a ratio scale
      4. Gridding and Mapping bathymetric data
    3. Converting the coordinates of the raster grid, data or map
      1. Converting Grids from linear XY units to other linear XY units
      2. Reprojecting Gtrids to a new system
      3. Reprojecting data to a new system
    4. Creating cross sections (Slice vs. Profile)
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
  • Download the free fully-functioning two week trial of Surfer here.
Price $250 per participant
$125 for active maintenance users
Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Grapher Core Features: Upcoming Class - February 21, 2018

Take your Grapher skills to the next level when you attend our online course that details the ins and outs of Grapher's core features. You will learn the best ways to transform your hard earned data into knowledge!

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10am to 2pm Mountain Time
Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Grapher's numerous graph types
    1. Basic
    2. Bar
    3. Polar
    4. Ternary
    5. Specialty
    6. Statistical
    7. Contour surface
  2. Create a graph
  3. Modify the plot properties
    1. Clipping
    2. Error bars
    3. Symbols, line, fills
  4. Graph enhancements
    1. Magnifier
    2. Legends
    3. Fit curves and statistics
    4. Additional plots
    5. Axis customization
    6. Drawing objects
  5. Automate the graph creation process
    1. Intro to the script recorder
    2. Record a script
    3. Play back the script
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
  • Download the free fully-functioning two week trial of Grapher here.
Price $200 per participant
$100 for active maintenance users
Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Voxler Core Features: Upcoming Class - January 17, 2018

This class will cover the core features and functionality of Voxler, our 3D geologic and scientific modeling software program. Participants will be given a brief introduction to Voxler then learn best practices for importing 3D data, how to create different models, and ways to enhance the display with maps, cross sections, and other customization features.

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When Wednesday, January 17, 2017
10am to 2pm Mountain Time
Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Voxler
    1. User Interface
    2. Window Types
  2. Module Types
    1. Data Modules
    2. Computational module
    3. Graphic Output Modules
  3. Import Data
  4. Grid Data
  5. Render Data using Graphics Display Modules and Change Properties
  6. Create Wells
  7. Workflow examples
    1. Drape Vector and Image Data on 3D Surfaces
    2. Create Contamination Plumes
    3. Calculate Volumes
    4. Extract Data from Wells
  8. Participant Exercise
  9. Wrap Up
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Time limited copy of Voxler 4 to be installed on the participant's machine prior to the training class.
  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
Price $200 per participant
$100 for active maintenance users
Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Strater Core Features: Upcoming Class - April 25, 2018

This class will cover the core features and functionality of Strater, our well log, borehole, and cross section plotting program. Participants will be given a brief introduction to Strater then learn best practices for importing subsurface data, how to create different logs, and ways to enhance the display with maps, cross sections, and other customization features.

This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Participants who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Class Logistics
When Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
10am to 2pm Mountain Time
Course Outline
    1. Introduction
    2. Tables
      1. Collars
      2. Depth
      3. Interval
      4. Lithology
      5. Well construction
      6. Survey
      7. Text item
      8. Project settings
    3. Log Types
      1. Depth
      2. Line/symbol
      3. Raster
      4. Crossplot
      5. Zone bar
      6. Bar
      7. Percentage
      8. Tadpole
      9. Post
      10. Classed post
      11. Complex text
      12. Graphic
      13. Lithology
      14. Well construction
      15. Function
    4. Scheme editor
    5. Map view
    6. Cross sections
    7. Adding additional features to the plot
Where This training class will be held online from the comfort of your own computer.
Materials This will be an interactive class. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss workflows throughout the duration of the class. Those who complete the full training class will be given a Certificate of Completion.

Additionally, participants will receive:

  • Time limited copy of Strater 5 to be installed on the participant's machine prior to the training class.
  • Training class manual in PDF format.
  • Web URL to access the online training class.
Price $200 per participant
$100 for active maintenance users
Questions? training@goldensoftware.com
Read our Cancellation Policy

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Cancellation Policy

Should Golden Software, LLC cancel the training class for any reason, your cost to register will be refunded in full within 30 days of the cancellation. For on-site training classes, Golden Software is not responsible for any other expenses including, but not limited to, airline tickets fees, hotel cancellation fees, car rental fees.

Should the registrant not be able to attend the training session, 100% of your cost to register will be refunded if Golden Software is notified in writing at least 30 days prior to the training. 50% of your registration cost will be refunded if Golden Software is notified in writing at least 14 days prior to the training. No refund will be provided for cancellations within 14 days of the training or for registrants who fail to show up on the day of training. Send cancellation notice to training@goldensoftware.com.

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