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Are you using the latest version of Surfer yet?

The newest version of Surfer was released just last week, and it contains a collection of great new features that will level-up your analysis, and make your presentations more impactful. These features include an all new Grid Data dialog that gives you so much more control over the gridding process, makes your workflow much faster and even offers an all new gridding method – cokriging!

Below are some highlights of Surfer's newest features. Stay tuned as we have even more new features coming soon! 

Graphically model variograms in the Grid Data dialog

1. An all-new Grid Data wizard

We have redesigned the Grid Data tool in Surfer to give you more clarity, flexibility, and validation when gridding - as well as adding a ton of new features. Now you can grid your data using cokriging, graphically model variograms while gridding data, assign NoData values outside a polygon without leaving the dialog, save your gridding parameters for re-use, and lots more!

Integrated cross-validation helps guide you to the correct model parameters.

2. New 3D View features to level up your graphics

You told us and we listened! You wanted to be able to see axes in the 3D View, and to know the XYZ position of your mouse when hovered over the model. Now you can do that, and more! Add axes, grid lines, titles, labels and tick marks to really add impact to your next 3D model presentation. 

Show axes, titles and grid lines in the 3D View

3. Edit vector coordinates directly in the Properties window

Interactively edit the X and/or Y coordinates of the vertices of points, polylines and polygons. Instead of importing BLN files to create vector objects with specific vertex coordinates, you can manually edit vertex coordinates right in the Properties window. Select a vertex in Properties, and that vertex is highlighted in the plot window, so you always know exactly which one you are editing.

Edit vector object coordinates directly in the Properties window.

Other new features include:

  • Relative cell references and transforms in the worksheet
  • Export contour maps to 3D PDF
  • Export grids and contour maps to 3D VRML format
  • And more!

You can read more about these new features here: What's New in Surfer

Active maintenance users receive these new features for free. Simply download and install the latest version and you're good to go. If your maintenance has expired, renew your maintenance to gain access to these new Surfer features today. Instructions for renewing maintenance can be found here: Renew software maintenance

For anyone else wishing to experience the new release, download the two-week Surfer trial today.


Start using Surfer Beta alongside the latest release version of Surfer!

Surfer Beta is an unreleased version of Surfer, distributed for feedback and testing purposes only. It gives you a sneak-peek of upcoming Surfer features and the chance to provide feedback on the new features and report any issues. Active maintenance on your Surfer license allows you exclusive access to Surfer Beta. Check out this article for more information on how to start using Surfer Beta: What is Surfer Beta and how can I participate?

 

Comments 1

Guest - Felipe on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 13:16

Amazing features, congratulations!
It seems that the variogram tools will make Surfer the best geostatistics tool there is - if it wasn't already!
Will there be any video content showing exactly how it works?

Also, did Golden Software decided whether to start using Python in the Scripter?

Thanks!

Amazing features, congratulations! It seems that the variogram tools will make Surfer the best geostatistics tool there is - if it wasn't already! Will there be any video content showing exactly how it works? Also, did Golden Software decided whether to start using Python in the Scripter? Thanks!
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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