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Learn how to maxmise Central's new features to bring your team closer together.

Seequent Central 3.1 continues to advance your remote working capability with notifications and more multi-disciplinary collaboration. Never miss an update and keep abreast of project changes as they happen with NEW Seequent Notifications.

Bridge the gap between geoscience and geology with the ability to save files from Oasis montaj, Target, VOXI and GM-SYS 3D and then use in Leapfrog via a common workflow. Other advances include improvements to the data room including new drag and drop features for effortless file moving and improved cloud availability and upgrading.



Steven Donovan
Central Technical Specialist – Seequent


9 min

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[00:00:02.030]<v Stephen>Welcome and thank you very much for joining us</v>

[00:00:04.310]in today’s feature presentation of Central 3.1.

[00:00:08.950]My name is Steven Donovan

[00:00:10.500]and I’m the Central Technical Specialist

[00:00:12.390]here in north America and your host for today.

[00:00:16.380]Central 3.1 is a major milestone for Seequent.

[00:00:19.510]As we introduce a range of new features

[00:00:21.440]that are aimed to bring your team closer together,

[00:00:24.480]communication in real time

[00:00:25.950]is key to keeping on top of your current projects

[00:00:28.820]and making robust decisions when it matters the most.

[00:00:32.450]However, working remotely

[00:00:33.980]has completely changed everyone’s communicative landscape

[00:00:37.340]and impacts when updates are received

[00:00:39.330]and the way information is accessed.

[00:00:42.300]If you’re a project manager

[00:00:43.770]who reviews several site models simultaneously,

[00:00:46.920]or if you work depends on the latest model

[00:00:49.280]or drilling update from your colleagues,

[00:00:51.030]consultants or joint venture partners,

[00:00:53.850]then you need to be in the know as soon as a change occurs.

[00:00:56.750]Central 3.1 now incorporates a new notification system

[00:01:00.980]that allows you and your team to be informed in real time

[00:01:04.720]on project-specific events.

[00:01:07.090]Unfortunately, working in silos is quite common

[00:01:09.470]in our industry.

[00:01:10.850]Different geoscientific disciplines tend

[00:01:12.840]to work in parallel rather than truly collaborating

[00:01:15.740]on a holistic geological model.

[00:01:18.520]At the base of this commonly lies

[00:01:20.210]a lack of data transparency and a flow of information.

[00:01:24.519]Central 3.1 makes cross disciplinary communication

[00:01:28.160]and active data exchange possible

[00:01:30.320]through the integration with Oasis montaj.

[00:01:35.960]It’s our goal to continuously add to your user experience

[00:01:39.130]through new and improved functionality.

[00:01:41.680]In Central 3.1 we’ve made improvements to the data room,

[00:01:45.410]being able to navigate and move data with greater ease,

[00:01:48.380]upload files without a limitation size,

[00:01:51.100]guide and midpoints are now enabled

[00:01:53.280]to be published to the Central browser,

[00:01:56.200]and now the Central browser is backwards compatible

[00:01:58.870]with older versions of Central up to version 2.3.

[00:02:02.740]Connecting to Central cloud-hosted instances

[00:02:05.440]is now even easier through a common port.

[00:02:08.790]Okay, let’s jump in and have a look at

[00:02:10.920]the active demonstration of what’s new in Central.

[00:02:17.000]Working in silos is quite common in our industry.

[00:02:20.040]Central enables you to break down these barriers,

[00:02:22.570]not only through improved communication,

[00:02:24.740]but also by ensuring that all geoscientists

[00:02:27.180]have access to each other’s geological interpretation.

[00:02:30.470]This is key for a robust holistic modeling approach.

[00:02:33.450]The integration between Central and Oasis montaj

[00:02:36.790]allows you to share your geophysical models

[00:02:39.060]in your organization or with clients

[00:02:41.890]through the Central data room.

[00:02:44.170]Geosoft grids and voxels can now be imported

[00:02:48.210]directly to the Central data room.

[00:02:51.660]This can be done by right clicking on any grid or voxel

[00:02:56.220]and selecting Upload to Central.

[00:03:01.570]I now have the option to select the project

[00:03:03.740]I wish to upload to,

[00:03:09.510]and that’s automatically pushed into the Central data room

[00:03:12.570]for that particular project.

[00:03:18.490]So now Oasis montaj users can keep track

[00:03:21.220]of their processing efforts through secure storage

[00:03:23.840]and version control provided by Central.

[00:03:28.170]We’ve redesigned the data services tab

[00:03:30.710]to include an Upload to Central button

[00:03:34.935]where we can multi-select grids and voxels to publish.

[00:03:46.580]The integration between Oasis montaj and Central

[00:03:49.170]focuses on how geophysicists and geologists

[00:03:51.900]can contribute to a project.

[00:03:54.430]However, these new capabilities is just the start

[00:03:56.820]of what we have planned for the future.

[00:04:00.820]From the Data Services menu,

[00:04:02.370]I can also open the Central portal.

[00:04:06.310]And from here, I can navigate into my project

[00:04:11.650]and to the Files tab, which is our data room.

[00:04:17.590]You can see the grids here that I have just uploaded.

[00:04:21.880]And these are version controlled over time.

[00:04:24.200]So if we have the same grid uploaded multiple times,

[00:04:27.060]we can see the various versions of that file

[00:04:30.090]in the data room.

[00:04:32.690]While having a look at these files,

[00:04:34.800]let’s take a look at some of the new improvements

[00:04:37.070]we’ve made to the data room.

[00:04:39.650]So we can select and multi-select files

[00:04:42.834]to move into a folder if we wish.

[00:04:53.240]Central 3.1 also has the capability of soft deleting files.

[00:04:58.780]So if I multi-select a few files and try to remove them,

[00:05:04.210]these are being moved to my recycle bin

[00:05:06.570]so that I could easily come in here

[00:05:08.750]and restore these files if necessary.

[00:05:14.590]And last but not least,

[00:05:15.680]there is now no limits on the file size

[00:05:17.610]that can be uploaded to Central.

[00:05:21.370]Meaning that even your largest geo-physical inversions

[00:05:24.660]can be uploaded directly to the Central data room.

[00:05:30.990]With this new version of Central

[00:05:32.650]we’re now able to directly import 2D grids

[00:05:35.260]into Leapfrog Geo from the data room.

[00:05:38.270]This means that version tracked geophysical, geochemical

[00:05:41.650]or 2D section grid data that’s saved in Central data room

[00:05:45.200]can be imported directly through a right-click

[00:05:49.260]and Import Grid From Central.

[00:05:54.470]I now have the option to select any projects

[00:05:56.870]that are sitting on that server.

[00:05:58.810]Let me navigate back into my palmer dataset

[00:06:02.270]and head over to the Files tab.

[00:06:05.360]And these are the files that I uploaded to the data room

[00:06:07.653]from Oasis montaj.

[00:06:11.850]It’s as simple as clicking any of these grids

[00:06:15.190]and then Import.

[00:06:19.900]The great advantage of being able

[00:06:21.380]to access the data here directly

[00:06:23.480]is that you can forgo having to ask your colleagues

[00:06:25.640]for the file through an email

[00:06:27.360]or search through endless directories.

[00:06:29.560]You can retrieve the file easily and quickly

[00:06:31.930]and can be assured that is indeed the correct version

[00:06:34.310]of the grid you’re meant to be working with.

[00:06:44.440]Let’s have another look at the features that are designed

[00:06:46.680]to bring you and your team closer together.

[00:06:49.540]Did you notice that the bell icon

[00:06:51.260]at the top right-hand corner has a red bubble?

[00:06:54.320]This in-app feature is part of the new notification system

[00:06:57.570]for cloud-hosted environment

[00:06:59.580]and highlights when a change has occurred

[00:07:01.300]that you have subscribed to.

[00:07:05.680]You can select what you want to be notified on

[00:07:08.330]in your preferences page.

[00:07:12.540]And here we have the ability of turning on and off email

[00:07:16.570]or in-app notifications split out

[00:07:20.170]by the project notification type

[00:07:24.300]or subscribe or unsubscribe to specific projects.

[00:07:28.530]This is great for just subscribing to the projects

[00:07:30.740]that you’re interested in

[00:07:32.260]and have a key stake in the active development

[00:07:34.740]of that modeling project.

[00:07:38.620]And if you subscribed to multiple Central instances,

[00:07:41.749]all notifications across all instances

[00:07:45.010]will be available to you in the notifications panel.

[00:07:52.880]In review, Central 3.1 has enabled a host of new features

[00:07:56.980]to help you work more effectively and collaborate from home

[00:08:00.310]with your colleagues through notifications.

[00:08:03.330]You can stay connected with your team,

[00:08:05.010]never miss an update when new data becomes available.

[00:08:08.620]Through Central we hope to bring geoscientists together

[00:08:11.460]and overcome traditional silos

[00:08:13.390]by facilitating this communication and active data exchange

[00:08:16.680]through the integration with Oasis montaj.

[00:08:19.240]Enjoy the new features,

[00:08:20.300]and there’s much more on the horizon.

[00:08:23.530]If any of this has spiked your interest,

[00:08:25.540]please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

[00:08:28.310]Reach out to your personal account manager

[00:08:30.570]or contact one of your local sales representatives

[00:08:33.290]at the email addresses listed here.

[00:08:36.170]For any other queries or more details,

[00:08:38.230]please visit our website at