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  • 40
    Points
    When creating a grid using the grid calculator it is not possible to see what formula is used to make that grid. Only the name of the grid is seen.

    With projects i have to continue from colleagues it can be really frustrating to find out what grid you are looking at. With showing the formula somewhere this issue can be solved easily.

    So add the formula used in table information or grid information or another suitable location.
  • 40
    Points
    Please make it possible to contour the stereoplots produced in GraphMap.

    Also, please make it possible to get the stereoplot coordinates when you move the mouse over the stereoplot and not just the coordinates of the graph image (which are of no use whatsoever).  With the stereoplot as it is it is not possible to easily get dip and dip direction information from point clusters in the stereoplots, they are essentially 'dumb'.
    1 Comment »  Posted by  jonathan  to Encom Discover Suite Feb 7, 2013
  • 50
    Points
    When making geologic cross sections for report or presentations it would be useful to be able to rotate a polygon fill pattern to match the apparent dip of the bed.  This way the bedding symbols in the pattern would reflect their attitude in space, not just the horizontal patterns available now.  If I have missed how to do this, please pont me to the proper menu.

    An apparen dip calculator in the tool manager would also be helpful.
  • 50
    Points
    Add editing tools to modify 3D solids. After a solid has been generated often it is necessary to modify the solid to get the desired shape. I export the solid to DXF then use Surpac, AutoCAD, or Geosoft tools for modifiying the solid generated by Discover. I use functions that allow me to remove and add individual triangles/faces, fix holes, modify bifurcations, etc.
  • 60
    Points
    This makes it possible to include large sentences in the Sections and Logs.
  • 60
    Points
    Changing the map window projection is quite a common task, especially since BING layers were introduced. Instead of having to multi-click to change the projection back to the original, could we have a "revert to original projection" or "discover favourite projections" on the right mouse click?

    I know this won't make a difference with the BING layer open, but if it's removed it would be an easy way to get back to the original projection, saving much time.
  • 80
    Points

    Ability to change the size of the size of coordinate text printed around the outside of a layout map when using “Place labels in mask polygon outside map frame”.

    If you are lucky you can change it by 2 font sizes, but anymore it will shrink to some minuscule view and you probably have to make the layout again.  This just maps any map look very sloppy.  This doesn't happen in ArcGIS so why can't we have this ability in Discover?

  • 10
    Points
    I am often using Discover to create sections through active mines which have dense drilling and multiple logged parameters.  This results in dozens of perhaps 25m spaced sections and associated level plans.  I am trying to interpret these sections interactively by following features across the sections and level plans by digitizing into different "B" tables.  If there are several down hole parameters in the drill hole project I will have hundreds of tables open to represent the sections.  As I mentioned in a previous Idea Post I may have a number of section types for each section line which further increases the number of tables open.  As a result I frequently run into trouble with having too many tables open and Mapinfo crashes or gets memory errors.  In order to reduce the number of tables I generally close the data tables for down hole parameters in the sections and leave the "A" tables.  I would like a better way to manage the data layers for each section.  In the section manager I can only see the section table layering if I want to delete a layer.  I would like the section manager to function like layer control: I would like to:
    1/ Have the layers in each section shown as a list when I click on the section
    2/ Be able to open and close layers interactively so I only have the ones I need open - sometimes I want to open one of the data tables so I can query it.  This is important so I can control the number of tables I have open.
    3/ Be able to select a "B" layer table (with a check box) as editable or the target layer for application of pick list styles or other editing.  Currently If I swap between sections while interpreting I have to search hundreds of open tables to find the correct "B" table to apply to stles to.
    I guess what i want is to include some of the functionality of Enhanced l;ayer control into the section manager.
    0 Comments »  Posted by  Steve King  to Encom Discover Suite Aug 22, 2014
  • 10
    Points
    There are oftem multiple down hole parameters logged for a drill hole project and often they cannot all be represented on a single section using downhole styles without things becoming messy and confusing.  There is also a problem with controlling the draw order so that if you use a number of trace shades beside each other and some structural ticks the ticks can be hidden behind the trace shades.  I would like each section line to be represented by a number of themes (layers) which would have their visibility controlled by the section manager in which I would be able to control the order of the layers.  That way I could:

    1/ Create a single drill annotation layer with depth down hole and hole names that would plot on its own and be the top layer.
    2/ Have structural tick layers next so they are always on top.
    3/ Have other section types below this (Lithology section, Deformation section, vein zone section etc) each with its own associated downhole style set - these layers could be turned on and off separately.
    4/ Be able to plot objects down hole from a down hole table for core photos ( this can be done for core box pictures or detailed core texture pictures).  Some hotlinking tool could then be used in conjunction with a photoviewer to bring up the available or appropriate photos when the hole trace is clicked on or potentially indicate with point objects or line segments in the photo section layer where photos are available.
    0 Comments »  Posted by  Steve King  to Encom Discover Suite Aug 18, 2014
  • 10
    Points
    Quite often I have multiple tables that have different bounds that I want to combine in a single table or standardise their bounds.  At the moment I have to go through all the tables individually and change to bounds.  I would like the functionality to:
    1/ Select multiple tables and have Mapinfo / Discover calculate the bounds area that covers them all
    2/ Allow me to either OK the selected bounds or else let me enter my own
    3/ Let me change the bounds for multiple tables at once to a common set of values.
    4/ In a similar manner to the append multiple tables o[tion I would like to be able to select one master table and then select a separate list of tables and have all those tables changed to the same bounds as the master table.
  • 10
    Points
    When you slice 3D models to add them to Discover sections you can define the line / region styles for each object.  I find the dialog to do this very slow.  It is quicker to apply styles in the section once the objects have been created.  Then I can use a pick list to colour them.  I would like to short cut this.  I want to be able to select a picklist to use to apply styles in the dialog box where I select the objects to slice.  This is analogous to selecting downhole styles during section creation to use when the section is created.  This would save me a lot of time as I am slicing around 20 DXF models over a large number of sections.
    0 Comments »  Posted by  Steve King  to Encom Discover Suite Aug 12, 2014
  • 20
    Points
    Hi
    When I add a new DXF object or Surpac dtm to Discover 3D the view zooms out to some sort of extent of the new object.  This is very annoying as I am generally in a specific viewing position already where I want to see the new object - I just want it added to the view and not change the view.
    0 Comments »  Posted by  Steve King  to Encom Discover Suite Jul 31, 2014
  • 10
    Points
    It would be really good if I could bring my Engage 3D workspaces into Discover 3D. I don't want to have to recreate everything again for Discover.
  • 10
    Points
    Sometimes I would like a section cut with different envelope widths for different datasets rather than have a single enveope width.  For instance I might want a section envelope of +/- 15m to display assay data in drilling but only a 2m enveope width for the fault models in the section or the grade envelope.  i think this manly relates to being able to have a different enveope width for the drilling compared to other data.  Ideally the enveope width could be set for each data set but this might be overkill.
    0 Comments »  Posted by  Steve King  to Encom Discover Suite Jul 31, 2014
  • 10
    Points
    Hi
    In the current version of the pick list funtionality a number of functions have now been separated into different menus.  A common task for me is to manually build a geology map or interpretation or image interpretation and add the required styles as I go.  In the earlier versions of the pick list this was OK as I could add new styles relatively easily as I went.  Now each time I want a new style I have to close the menu for applying pick lists.  Start the picklist manager, add the style I want, save it, sclose that, open the apply pick lists again pick the list i want and continue working.  This is much more trouble.  I would much rather be able to add new styles in the apply pick lists menu.
    In addition I still think it would be good to have a simple floating palette that you could assign th 6 most commonly used styles to so that you could just simply click on those buttons to apply a style to an object.  I would also like a list where you can set a few tables that you will want to add styles to (I generally have a filled polygon layer, a line layer and a hatch layer, but I have to find these in amongst dozens of other tables.  Maybe I could do this Via favourite tables or something similar?
    0 Comments »  Posted by  Steve King  to Encom Discover Suite Jul 30, 2014
  • 10
    Points
    Hi There
    I would like a more efficient way of setting the centre of rotation in Discover 3D.  Currently if you use the zoom for a particular layer the models will rotate around that layer object.  However, I need more control.  Like in Vulcan I would like to be able to click on part of any object and for that then to become the centre of rotation.
    0 Comments »  Posted by  Steve King  to Encom Discover Suite Jul 30, 2014
  • 20
    Points
    The 3D view manager has no useful functionality that I can see.

    It would be handy if it could record details such as view direction, envelope width etc.  for individual sections in 3D.  It is tedious having to physically move the section plane to each separate section each time.  If individual sections have differente view directions or plan inclinations even more so.

    2 Comments »  Posted by  jonathan  to Encom Discover Suite Oct 13, 2013
  • 20
    Points
    If you query a feature database in Discover 3D the resultant query is added to the workspace tree but it cannot be deleted and always returns whenever you open the 3D session.
    Please make it possible to delete the queries from the 3D workspace tree.
    0 Comments »  Posted by  jonathan  to Encom Discover Suite Oct 20, 2013
  • 40
    Points
    So they can easily be managed/reopened/refreshed/etc as project data updates
  • 50
    Points
    In the Section Manager there is the Settins Button which includes: Copy Selected Section, Rename Section, Delete Section, Add section Layer, Delete Section layer, Synchronize Section Lines, Previous section line.

    There should be an additional option to: Save As Image. This would make it possible if you select 40 Sections, that they will be automatically stored as Image

    If you first have the option to select the type of image and name the image the same as the section name, this can be very efficient.

    Currently you have to Save As Image one by one, which is not efficient.

    Additionally to my other idea: Add logs to section manager. If this idea is implemented + the save as image option, it would be possible to save 100 logs as image instantly!!

 
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