DUG Insight Release Notes

March 2021 – Changes(4.9-103170)

  • Culture: Can now be displayed in the 3D view
  • Other: Added shapefile and KML export options to culture, horizon contours, polygons, surveys and wells
  • Data Manager: Added Well Manager, a tool to search, filter, and edit wells in bulk
  • User Interface: Show more hotkey shortcuts on context menu items
  • Volumes: Add options to open the attribute map view directly from an attribute map volume’s control panel and context menu
  • Faults: Temporary polygons can now be used to select faults in various views
  • Horizons: Interpolation/extrapolation and regrid operations now honour the selected custom horizon property
  • Horizons: Added ability to group horizons in order to display multiple horizons in the map view
  • Control Panel: add [Alt]+[Enter] hotkey to configure the selected product
  • Control Panel: add [Del] hotkey to remove selected products from the session
  • Views: Add [Alt]+[Enter] hotkey to open the display settings dialog
  • Painters & Views: Add a volume comparison slider, available through display settings and the context menu
  • Processes: Volume smoothing: Add median-mean option
  • Mapping: Contours can now be shown filled with intervals from the horizon’s class
  • Wells: Bulk well import: improve detection of existing wells, and require UWIs to exist and be unique
  • Update SWV class alphabet sorting, no need sort class button
  • New Processes Available for IGP module: Plane wave dip filter, Cadzow, LNR, HiResRadon, header and trace interpolation and TAFE
  • Views: replace the ‘Snapshots’ tab with a new ‘Views’ tab. The existing View menu behaviour remains unchanged, and continues to both open new views and reopen closed ones. For view types initially supported by this tab, it includes configurations for both open and closed views, allows creation of new views, and views in this tab can be named and grouped in folders, which can then be shown and hidden together, to save and recall different view layouts
  • Views: Attribute map view: advise when creating an optimised sub-volume is likely to improve performance
  • Spectra Viewer: Change the defaults to more common settings, including dB on the vertical axis and smoothing off
  • Painters & Views: Attribute map view: enable searching in window/attribute drop-down
  • Painters & Views: New colourbar title annotation orientation to better fit long class names
  • Painters & Views: Add an option for gather selectors to only show volumes in their default gather dimensions. Found alongside the view’s gather dimension options, this is now the default for new sessions
  • Improvements to Group context menu options
  • Track Views: Show curve name instead of class as a track label
  • Arblines: Fix problem report when an arbline in the current session was deleted in another session
  • UI: Fix the display settings context menu’s interpretation options not updating after the same setting was changed using hotkeys
  • Horizons: Fix 2D CMP horizon amplitude extraction on 3D volumes
  • Painters & Views: Fix toolbar not having volume selector hard against right edge
  • Launcher: Fix problem report when session lockfile inaccessible
  • Fix drawing of crossover fills
  • Allow Insight projects created on Windows to be used on Linux/Mac

December 2020 – Changes(4.8-012160)

  • 3d view: Right-mouse-button drag now pans the view in world X/Y coordinates, and holding down [Ctrl] while panning will allow panning the view vertically. The original camera-panning behaviour is still accessible by holding down [Shift] while dragging
  • Faults: Allow bulk operations on fault sticks in map view
  • Volumes: Export – new option to export volume samples to CSV text format
  • crss: As EPSG CRSs no longer use the old format ‘To WGS84’ strings, remove them from the CRS dialog
  • Arblines: Fix a problem report when right clicking in the arblines list with nothing selected
  • Sessions: Fix problem report when loading a session which referenced a deleted arbline
  • Volumes: Honour the all-NaN trace drop setting when exporting to text or SEG-Y

November 2020 – Changes(4.8-011240)

  • Groups:    Add ‘Remove from group’ action to volumes’ right-click menus
  • Mapping:  Add an option to show only the first colourbar for surface groups
  • Views:        Add ‘Filtered’ label to crosshair bar when volumes have display processing applied
  • Geo-images: Display a meaningful error instead of a problem report when loading a TIFF image which is too large
  • Polygons:       Add option to close open shapes when converting to map polygons
  • Views:            Add a warning to screen capture dialog if the volume has display processing applied
  • Arblines:  Display line-set and survey intersections with their correct colour
  • Volumes:  Line names are now ordered as expected in the volume export dialog
  • Wells:        Bulk well import: improve detection of well elevation types
  • 2d:              Restore missing map view 2D line context actions
  • Horizons:  Fix error when deleting line along which we’re picking

October 2020 – Changes(4.8-011050)


  • Add context menu option to export trace as wavelet
  • Common display settings can now be changed directly from the context menu


  • Add option to resample wavelet
  • Add Spike wavelets
  • Petrel link: Support for Petrel 2020
  • Control Panel: Cultures are now configured in a Culture tab found on the control panel, rather than the map view
  • Views: the header graph’s autoscale context menu option is now available for more section views
  • 3d view: correctly update the view when changing horizon amplitude extraction settings
  • Arblines: Fix missing output when exporting a 3D gather volume to a 2D survey
  • Crossplots: Fix well curve selection not being restored with the session
  • Launcher: On windows, warn on loading an open session
  • QI: Prior Models: Use searchable drop down for horizons
  • Spectra viewer: Make smoothing parameters usable while spectra are being calculated
  • UI: Remove borders on button bars in tables
  • Wavelets: Fix truncation of add button in wavelet panel


    • Attribute map stack: Fix to show scroll-bars in the percentiles configuration dialog
    • Volume smoothing:   Fix error when applying median mean smoothing in areas with missing traces
    • Volume smoothing:   Improve median mean smoothing results


    • Always display all three colour bars for RGB groups
    • Remove inappropriate ‘show headers graph’ view menu actions
    • Update headers view when changing volumes in the gather display

    September 2020 – Changes (4.8-009150)


    • Add a configuration option for the position of map intersection annotations

    Views and Displays

    • Select the volume’s default gather dimension when first opened from the volume control panel
    • Highlight visible attribute map volumes on the volumes tab
    • The display process configuration button & status has moved to a more prominent location next to the volume selector


    • Optimising regrid, interpolate/extrapolate and create horizon from well marker operations

    Views and Displays

    • fix the headers viewer showing incorrect trace headers when inspecting 3D volume section views


    • Intercept/gradient: ignore hard zeroes, instead of treating them as data

    User interface

    • Stop gui locking up on entering improbably large numbers into colourbar clip ranges


    • Interactive export: prevent entering signal:noise target values that will error
    • SEG-Y export: fix to correctly handle tabs in the EBCDIC editor

    August 2020 – Changes (4.8-009070)

    Views & Displays

    • Add a ‘Show All Windows’ action to the Window Menu
    • Attribute maps: Add histogram and statistics panels
    •  Add section markers for 3D gathers
    •  Show 2D gather locations in 2D line views


    • Allow selection of offset range for gather horizon amplitude extraction

    Views & Displays

    • Show display-process crosshair readouts in italic font
    • Support more conversions for showing 2D gather section markers
    • Volume crosshair values now take enabled display processes into account; when applied, the value is shown in italics


    • Match: the use of the maximum filter coefficient parameter has changed to either clip the filter coefficients or scale the entire filter preserving the filter shape. This will change results where the maximum filter coefficient is used


    • Error message in horizon configuration dialog being cutoff
    • Attribute map view: fix the incorrect number of display bins in the histogram when the attribute axis is locked
    • Fix blank view and problem report when displaying the product extents table
    • Fix problem report when dragging gather markers
    • IL/CL gather location markers no longer appear if too far from the current section’s location


    •  Volume maths: Fix a spurious “Settings were not properly loaded” message

    July 2020 – Changes (4.8-008040)

    Views & Displays

    • Add option to display well gather tracks
    • Add option to display seismic tracks


    • mapping: Add map view navigation markers for 2D & 3D gathers


    • Add navigation annotation view settings to the map view’s configuration panel


    • Lithofuild probability: add an option to use horizons to specify prior probabilities


    • Fix propagator-guided horizon picking on 3D stacks behaving like a manual straight pick
    • Gather amplitudes: allow selection of angle gathers


    • After closing the 3D view, a dashed (‘selected’) 2D line no longer automatically appears
    • Selected 2D lines in the map view can now all be unselected at once via [Ctrl] + right-click
    • Selecting 2D lines in the map view for context menu actions using [Ctrl] + left-click will no longer modify open views which are “Linked” on line selection. [Shift] + left-click can still be used to select the default “Linked” 2D line for open views

    User Interface

    • Make line-section scroll annotations on the map update smoothly when you scroll the section view


    • Simple mute: moveout corrections are now applied symmetrically around the zero offset when given a negative start time
    • Stack: improve detection of unmuted areas to stack


    • Improve pore pressure / synthetics results


    • Fix incorrect well name being applied after importing wells
    • Fix wells not updating immediately after import
    • Recognise new well data on import
    • Restore well colour from legacy session

    February 2020 – Changes (4.7-002140)

    •  Spectra viewer: can now zoom a single axis using the mouse scroll wheel
    • Processes: trace shift: the output sequence start and end are now shown blank if using defaults from the input volume
    • Spectra viewer: use scientific notation for axis labels where appropriate
    • Fix cursor artifacts sometimes appearing in views
    • Allow curve selection, with the same name, from a curve set other than the first.
    • Fix some 2D snapshots not zooming to correct location.
    •  Fix incorrect spectra when polygon lines coincided with trace start/end time
    •  Fix support for dugio volumes with large indexed sequences

    June 2020 – Changes (4.8-006300)

    Views & Displays

    • Double click in map centres linked IL/CL view on the selected location
    • A 3D survey which does not match the selected volume or group is now shown with a dashed outline
    • Add configuration options to link interpretation products between views
    • Add hotkeys to toggle interpretation products in views


    • Add Windows support for many new CRSs, including GDA2020
    • Compile and integrate the PROJ 6.2 library


    • Additional information is now available on the map view


    • Improved performance of horizon operations
    • Support import/export of sparse XY horizons with custom properties into dugmsh format


    • Groups used to display multiple volumes at once have been renamed to Display Groups
    • New add-to-group context menu options in group, process and volume tabs
    • Removed well curve settings from groups


    • Ability to create a simple structured model


    • Added Butterworth wavelets


    • Launcher: Added a warning when the selected memory, along with previously launched applications, could exceed that of the machine and result in a hang
    • Projects: Changed project configuration dialog’s button text from “OK” to “Create”/”Configure”
    • Wells: Fix a problem report changing lithologies for a trend file 
    • Wells: Fix problem report in well import
    • Faults: Fix error when fault sticks cannot convert to other vertical domain
    • Views & Displays: Fix colourbar disappearing in some situations
    • Views & DisplaysFix angle mutes with a 2D velocity sometimes not displaying
    • Crossplots: Fix well curve selection not restoring with session 
    • Surveys: Fix problem report during import of a survey that needs CRS conversion 
    • Arblines: Fix a problem report on deletion when a corresponding arbline view is open
    • User Interface: Fix zoom undo/redo hotkeys behaviour
    • Horizons: Fix propagating non-gather horizon in 3d view
    • Control Panel: Ensure that changes to well folder structure get persisted
    • Processes: Very long error messages no longer obscure process configuration; the message is now truncated and a link allows viewing the full error
    • Processes: Fix incorrect results when pilot volume extents do not match the input volume
    • Many minor bug fixes throughout the software

    January 2020 – Changes (4.7-002100)

    •  Horizons: Horizon Gather Amplitude operations are now available in the Map View Operations tab
    •  Licencing: Allow Gain view processes without taking an IGP or Explorationist Licence
    • Wells: Don’t allow the creation of incomplete markers.

    December 2019 – Changes (4.6-912201)

    • Surveys: Calculate and display a fourth tie point in the 3D survey configuration dialog
    • Volumes: Exports: Text export will now scale headers for CSV output, and optionally scale headers for SUASCII output
    • Image Gather Processing: New processes added;   
      • Time-Frequency Denoise
      • Volume Sculpting
      • Volume Integration
      • Match
      • Detect Mute
      • Restore Mute
      • Assign Header Values
      • Linear Moveout Correction
      • Attribute Maps
      • Attribute Maps Stack
      • Enhance Flat
      • Local Trace Alignment
      • Zero Phase
      • Minimum Phase
      • Composite QC
      • Tau-P Mute
      • Partial Stacking
      • K Filter
      • Velocity No-Decrease
      • V0 from delta and isotropic depth mig velocities
      • Volume CRS Conversion
      • Wavelet Transform
    • Volumes: Allow merging volumes with different increments if possible
    • Sessions: Show the column resizing cursor when appropriate in the open/manage sessions dialogs

    November 2019 – Changes (4.6-911270)

    • Volumes: Add angle-aware interpolation methods for angle data classes
    • Well template views: Add support for custom-threshold well curve fill in 3D view
    • Control panel: Fix problem report when dragging product in certain cases
    • Mistie: Fix results sometimes being associated with the wrong lines
    • Painters & views: Display processes: fix initial gain type (t^2) not matching the displayed setting (AGC)
    • Painters & views: Display processes: fix NMO velocity not restored at session reload
    • Painters & views: Fix min/max offset display for angle mutes on non-offset gathers

    October 2019 – Changes (4.6-910240)

    • Views: Volume line selectors in views now highlight the selection in red if it’s a valid line name but on the wrong survey
    • Wells: Add grid lines, labels and annotations to 3D well charts 
    • Views: Avoid displaying angle mutes on certain gather domains (e.g. tau-P) 
    • Views: Keep showing cross-hair values even when the cross-hair is turned off
    • Processes: Trace mix: Allow 2D stacks to be used as input


    • Arblines: Fix exception while handling historic arblines
    • Data manager: Open project button available in Data Manager’s Copy Objects view
    • Processes: SEG-Y output: Fix job failure when the file name contained some non-alphanumeric characters
    • Sessions: Don’t discard session if user selects “exit & save” then cancels
    • Spectra viewer: Enable unwrap wavelet spectra option for volumes
    • Volume export: Fix an issue where exporting large volume sometime fail with out-of-memory error


    August 2019 – Changes (4.6-908070)

    • Crossplots: Crosshairs ignored the global show/hide setting
    • Views: An erroneous licensing error would appear in some cases
    • Volumes: Improve handling of special characters in 2D lines

    July 2019 – Changes (4.6-907050)


    • Add polygon operations (union, intersection, etc.)



    • Crossplots: Show/Hide wells and added new datums
    • Snapshots: added to the Explorationist module
    • Wells: add class settings button to well curve choosers
    • Wells: export curves dialog includes class and unit labels
    • Wells: improved settings display in Control Panel


    • 3D: Well charts did not draw markers using their colour
    • 3D: Well charts could be positioned incorrectly
    • 3D: Wells could display a different curve to the selection
    • 3D: Horizon polygons respond better to thickness settings
    • Pore pressure: an error when exporting some result logs
    • Processes: Improved clarity of scaling header warnings
    • Views: Angle mutes were missing on angle gather sections
    • Wells: Progress bar could exceed 100% when importing