Gemcom Software International has released Gemcom SurpacTM 6.2, the latest version of what it says is “the world’s most popular geology and mine planning software. Surpac addresses all of the requirements of geologists, surveyors, and mining engineers, delivering efficiency and accuracy through ease-of-use, powerful 3D graphics, and workflow automation that can be aligned to company-specific processes and data flows.”Considerable time-savings can be achieved in Surpac 6.2 thanks to a new, powerful algorithm for digital terrain model (DTM) creation, saving users hours per day when working with complex calculations. Further release features include improvements to the drill hole database, greater block modelling functionality, and enhancements made to the interoperability of data between systems used in conjunction with Surpac.“The enhancements made in Surpac 6.2 are the direct result of our discussions with users and the industry. With professional skills in ever shorter supply, and with geologists and engineers tasked to do more in shorter periods of time, software ease-of-use and functionality that saves time is more important than ever,” said Eli Alston, Gemcom’s Product Line Manager. “Surpac is the most widely used geology and mine planning software in the world today in part because it is well known for offering powerful capabilities that are easy to use, allowing new users to become proficient quickly. This is particularly important when staff are new to an operation or the industry.” Surpac 6.2 highlights:Rapid DTM creation – up to ten times fasterNew 2D transform DTM function enables users to transform DTM surfaces and 3D solids from one coordinate system to anotherEnhanced data interoperability between systems often used with Surpac, including Gemcom WhittleTM and AutoCAD® 2010Enriched drill hole database with added capabilities for specifying minimum and maximum values for drill hole labelsExpanded block modelling functionality.