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New professional drafting 2D CD and integrated data packages launched by Dassault

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Dassault Systèmes has launched a new professional grade 2D CAD package and integrated data centralisation and collaboration product for Surpac users.

GEOVIA, formerly known as Gemcom Software prior to its acquisition in 2012 by Dassault Systèmes, has announced the release of GEOVIA Surpac 6.5. In addition to new features and enhancements, Surpac 6.5 integrates with two new products: DraftSight Pro Pack, a full featured 2D CAD tool for expanded plotting capabilities, and GEOVIA Hub 1.7 for a brand new data sharing and collaboration experience.

DraftSight Pro Pack

DraftSight Pro Pack builds on the promise to bring Dassault Systèmes’ technologies to the mining industry to help increase productivity and reduce costs. Providing geologists, mining engineers and surveyors access to Dassault Systèmes’ full-featured 2D CAD product to extend their plotting capabilities, DraftSight Pro Pack features a familiar and intuitive user experience, and has been designed to get Surpac users up and running with the software instantly.

DraftSight provides a faster and more effective way to create, edit and view plots, and supports the widely used DWG file format. By providing seamless interoperability with Surpac, it eliminates the cumbersome import and export processes associated with other well-known CAD products and geology and mine planning software.

Additional benefits of DraftSight include simplified editing, dimensioning, annotation and final markup prior to publishing and distribution with seamless integration and extended plotting capabilities; improved productivity by automating processes with easy-to-use APIs; enhanced consistency and time savings with DraftSight’s design library by establishing reusable plotting components such as block or annotations; and easy identification of changes by comparing graphical entities between two drawing components with a drawing compare tool.


The GEOVIA Hub integration module allows Surpac users to exchange planning, production or exploration data on site or with other locations around the world. Hub centralises and secures data, enabling it to be easily shared, synchronised and published from within the Surpac user interface.  Hub enables geology, engineering and survey teams to always work with the latest version of the data, improving collaboration, and increasing user productivity and process efficiency by avoiding costly mistakes that can lead to rework, downstream errors and unexpected costs. When working with users located offsite, Hub overcomes the challenges posed by poor quality connections, reducing file transfer times from hours to minutes and seconds.

Additional benefits of GEOVIA Hub include working with the correct version of data, saving time and ensuring accuracy; allowing users to lock files to prevent overwriting while they are being worked on avoiding costly mistakes; ability to audit data history to determine accurately who edited it and when; ability to archive all versions of data so that earlier versions can be rolled back with ease if required; and easy identification and download of new or updated files, folders and projects.

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