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10 GEOVIA Surpac Plotting Tips & Tricks 6-10

Continuation from 1-5 Plotting Tips & Tricks
by Froiland Timpoc, EM
These are quick and simple GEOVIA Surpac Plotting Tips & Tricks. We also incorporated some common questions or queries from our clients that are important to others. Let’s start!

Plotting Tip & Trick #6: PLOT HATCHING

Solution:

Create an entity for hatching

Solution:

For Autoplot: Go to Set drawing styles form (SSTR), nominate this entity on the Entity column of the desired strings to be hatched. Plot using Autoplot.

For File-based plotting: Go to Plotting -> Map -> New, input the name of the map, then nominate the entity, source file, and strings to be hatched.

SAMPLE PLOTS IN SCALE:

SAMPLE PLOTS IN SCALE:

Plotting Tip & Trick #7: LEGENDS ★ ★ ★

Having a hard time creating legends and tables on plot files?

MAP LEGEND

Plotting Tip & Trick #7: LEGENDS

Solution:

For Legends:

  • Upon plotting using Autoplot, go to Legends tab.
  • On the Include row, mark the Legends to be incorporated.
  • Click Apply.

For Tables:

  • Upon plotting using Autoplot, go to Legends tab.
  • On the Include row, mark the Legends to be incorporated.
  • Click Apply.

Plotting Tip & Trick #8: SECTION W/ PLAN STRIP

Plotting section maps with plan strip on the same sheet?

  • Open Surpac, load the necessary files (e.g. drill hole database, strings, DTMS, etc.)
  • Go to Plotting -> Autoplot
  • Under Optional Content -> Plan Strip
    • Check ‘Include Plan Strip’, then fill necessary details

SAMPLE SECTION PLOT WITH PLAN STRIP:

Plotting Tip & Trick #9: BATCH PLOTTING

Solution:

  • Open Surpac, load the necessary files (e.g. drill hole database, strings, DTMS, etc.)
  • Go to Plotting -> Autoplot
  • Under Optional Content -> Batch sections
    • Check ‘Create multiple sections’, then select desired sections to be plotted.
Note you can also have both plan strip and batch section at the same time.

BATCH PLOTTING OUTPUT:

Plotting Tip & Trick #10: SAVE MAPS IN PDF

Having the need to save maps in Portable Document Format or PDF? Here’s the trick.

Solution:

  • Make sure the machine has a PDF software.
  • Open Surpac, go to Plotting -> Plotting window
  • On Plotting window, go to File -> Print plot file, then select the plot file
  • Select WINDOWS as Plot device
  • Select the ‘PDF software’ as the windows printer driver. Click Apply.
Plotting Tip & Trick #10: SAVE MAPS IN PDF

That’s it! We hope this helped you 10 GEOVIA Surpac Plotting Tips & Tricks. For more information, check out Paramina‘s website 

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