If you missed our User Group Meeting at the Roundup in Vancouver, then we missed you!
We presented some of the new additions to IP, along with wireframing editing and snapping improvements and positive and negative Iterative Reweighing Inversion Focusing (IRIF) in VOXI. We also showed these five tips:
Drag and Drop
If you drag files (such as databases and maps) into your workspace, the datasets will open and appear in your Project Explorer. I recently learned that you can drag and drop right into the Project Explorer and the files are added, but they don't open! I have found this to be very handy for grids which are then listed in grid tools as recently used files but the grids are not displayed when I add them this way.
Project Explorer Delete
You can Remove datasets from your project using the Project Explorer, and new in 8.1 you can also Delete datasets. This will delete the file along with supporting files like the GRD.GI or XML metadata files, so that you can keep your project folder organized. The ability to Rename a dataset through the Project Explorer will be available soon.
Database Channels and Map Groups often have a "maker" in the right-mouse menu. Makers remember the parameters used to create the group or channel, so they are handy if the menu option has been used a few times and the default parameters there have changed.
Enter = Exact Position
Using the Enter key on a map will display the position of the cursor in the Exact Position dialog. You can also type an x,y position in the dialog; click [OK] and the Shadow Cursor will go to that location. This also works in 3D. Toggle the 3D cursor on and press Enter in the 3D Viewer. This will show the location of the 3D cursor, and you can type a new location here too, like a drill target for instance, and the cursor will move to that spot.
Cross Reference Points and Intervals
This question has come up a few times: How do I find out what rock unit contains each point (structure, physical property, etc)? This is explained in more detail in a previous post.