Version 4.1 Release Notes

Version 4.1: Date of Release: October 2019

Summary of Major Changes

  • We have upgraded our zoom and pan functionalities so that they are extremely performant at all ranges of display scale (also can be controlled via mouse scroll wheel). There is no longer any limit to how far a workspace can be zoomed.

  • Horizons faults and markers can now be managed through an Interpretation Dashboard that lets you do all sorts of management functions (hide/show, duplicate, redefine, change display order etc., etc.).
  • You can easily construct structural component boundaries by clicking on a sequence of horizons, faults and markers. The software does a very good job of intelligently choosing the right intersections and projections in this process. In this way, in a few seconds you can carve out a precise structural component (including components that just delineate salt)
  • If you can instantly get areas of enclosed markers and structural components (good for salt area balance)
  • Components and markers can take on a semitransparent colored background of specified opacity. You can hide the seismic image in a component and show only the background.
  • You can instantly move interpretation elements backwards and forwards between original and restored sections and components.
  • Exported svg files can be opened in Canvas X as well as Adobe Illustrator.
  • Dialogs for exporting and updating to and from Petrel have improved search and selection capabilities.

Detailed Description of Changes

File Menu

Export and Import Menu

Display Menu

  • You can now Pan and Free Zoom using the mouse wheel
  • The performance of Pan and Free Zoom has been dramatically improved. There is no longer any limit to how much you can zoom and all StructureSolver functions work as fast or faster at high zoom ratios than they do at original scale.
  • The Display Settings menu item in previous versions has been removed as there are no longer the same constraints on zoomed image size.

Curves Menu

  • In previous versions this menu group contained a variety of individual menu items for creating, deleting and managing the attributes of faults, horizons and markers. This menu group has been retired and replaced by the Interpretation Dashboard, which provides much more functionality in one place. The Delete All Curve Categories function has been removed, because the same functionality is provided in the Interpretation Dashboard.

Interpret Menu

  • Show Interpretation Dashboard brings up a dialog box where you can manage faults, horizons, and markers in many useful ways. You can now control the display order of faults, horizons and markers on the screen.
  • In the New Curve Category and Redefine or Merge Curve Categories dialogs that can be reached from the Interpretation Dashboard, you can now define a fill opacity for horizons and markers. In this version, markers will be filled with color if the fill opacity is set to a non-zero value. The value can be set for horizons, but is not currently used in this version.
  • When you Draw a new curve segment that overlies a shown Structural Component, you will be asked whether or not to attach the curve segment to the component rather than the base interpretation.
  • When you identify a marker, the values displayed include the area of the marker (represented as closed curve segment)
  • The Add Points function has been improved so that you see "rubber band" segments for new points and can also constrain position of new points of the end of a segment using the Shift key.
  • Create Marker from Curve Segments is a new menu function that lets you easily construct a new marker by clicking on a sequence of existing horizons, faults and markers. StructureSolver does a very good job of intelligently choosing the right intersections and projections in this process. The new marker can then be used to create and drag a new structural component. In this way, in a few seconds you can carve out a precise structural component (including components that just delineate salt).

Advanced Modeling Menu

Structural Components Menu

Restoration Menu