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!
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!
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.
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.
Other new features include:
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?
I have just received a maintenance renewal on my v17.0.275 licence. Exciting features in the new version. My question is, would upgrading to the new version remove the need to invest in the maintenance renewal, i.e. would it reset the clock on the maintenance contract? Cheers
I had used Surfer 16 .I hope this the best user friendly software .I am Geologist and consultant . I using surfer 9 . Once i used Surfer 16 demo software. But the time given for demo software is not sufficient to me to use it completely. Will you please update my Surfer 9 to Surfer 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?