ET Surface 7.0 released on 7 October 2018
ET Surface is a set of tools that enable the users to create surfaces and perform surface analysis. ET Surface was initially developed as an extension for ArcGIS.
As from version 7.0 ET Surface is available as a standalone application and can be used by all GIS professionals no matter what is the GIS platform they are using.
The functionality of ET Surface 7.0 is available in several ways:
ET Surface 7.0 is a native 64-bit application
- This allows handling very large datasets at impressive speed.
- The functionality however can be executed from any 32-bit application (example - ArcMap).
ET Surface 6.3
ET Surface version 6.3 is a legacy version which is:
- A 32-bit extension for ArcGIS Desktop.
- Fully supported.
- Can be used on the same computer where ET Surface 7.0 is installed.
- Uses the same license key as ET Surface 7.0.
- TIN Processing
- Create TIN from points, polylines or polygons.
- Modify TIN by adding data from points, polylines or polygons.
- Break lines (Hard and Soft) are supported for TIN.
- Extract TIN nodes, edges, peaks and sinks.
- Convert TIN to Raster DEM.
- Import and export TIN from/to LandXML format.
- TIN Surface Analysis - Slope, Aspect, Visibility, Volume, Cut/Fill, Interpolate Contours.
- Raster creation
- Create Raster from features - points, polylines or polygons.
- Create Raster from contours.
- Create Raster through Inverse Distance Weighted interpolation (IDW) and Kernel Demsity.
- Create Constant raster, Random raster and Raster plane.
- Raster Surface Analysis - Slope, Aspect, Hillshade, Viewshed, Volume, Cut/Fill, Interpolate Contours, Curvature.
- Raster Distance Analysis - Euclidean Distance, Direction and Allocation, Weighted Voronoi (Thiessen) allocation, Cost Distance and Allocation, Cost Path.
- Raster Processing - Clip, Erase, Smooth, Clean Boundaries, Resample, Reclassify, Extract raster values.
- Raster Calculator - enables the user to perform complex mathematical calculation on rasters.
- Raster Statistics - Zonal, Focal, Point, Extract Zonal min/max points.
- Miscellaneous - Offset Z valus, Multiply Z values, Split PolylineZ based on slope, Clean Contour gaps.
ArcGIS Desktop Toolbar:
- Profile Extractor
- Create profile of multiple surfaces (ESRI TIN, Raster, PolygonZ TIN)
- Draw profiles for
- User drawn cross-section line
- Selected polyline or polygon graphic
- Selected polyline or polygon feature
- Interactive Profile Window - Zoom, Pan, Identify, Label data points
- Represent point data on the profile
- Display features on the profile (draped on the surface or with their Z values)
- Animate profile for cross-sections moving along route
- Draw profile directly on the data frame
- Draw profile on the layout preserving the scale of the data frame
- Export profile to a text file, an image, point or polyline feature class
- Line of Sight (LOS) tool
- Draw on View and in Profile Window
- Set offset for the Observer and Target
- Apply Earth curvature corrections
- Apply light refraction corrections
- Apply radio wave corrections
- Animate rotation of the Observer
- Digitize 3D features or graphics with elevation extracted from ESRI TIN, Raster, PolygonZ TIN
- Raster Cell Inspector.
- Watershed tool.
- Flow Trace tool.
ET Surface FunctionsSee ET Surface User Guide for a detailed description of each function.
Free Functions in ET Surface
ET Surface is not a free program. It has however some functions that are free - can be used with the unregistered version with no limitations.
Note that the free functions are available only when executed from the User Interface. They are not available if the functionality is executed from Python, .NET or ArcToolbox
List of Free Functions
- TIN To PolygonZ TIN.
- PolygonZ TIN To TIN.
- Project TIN.
- Create Constant Raster.
- Create Random Raster.
- Create Raster Plane.
- Project Raster.
- Split PolylineZ based on slope.
- Polyline Z Characteristics.
- Offset Feature Z values.
- Multiply Feature Z values.
- Project Features.
Free Tools in the ArcGIS Desktop Toolbar:
- Raster Cell Inspector.
- Flow Trace.
What's new in ET Surface 7.0
ET Surface 7.0 released on 7 October 2018
ET Surface 7.0 is a brand new application. The previous versions were based on ArcObjects (the development environment of ArcGIS Desktop) and could be used only from within ArcGIS. ET Surface 7.0 is an independent application which:
ET Surface 7.0 is a native 64-bit application. It is compatible with Windows 7 and above - 64-bit. The functionality however can be called from within 32-bit application (for example ArcGIS Desktop) The functionality of ET Surface 7.0 can be used in several ways:
All functions available in the previous versions of ET Surface are available in version 7.0 and produce exactly the same results.
- ET Surface 6.3 - released 27 January 2017
- ET Surface 6.2 - released 01 March 2016
- ET Surface 6.1 - released 14 December 2014
- ET Surface 6.0 - released 27 July 2014
- ET Surface 5.0 - released 16 November 2013
- ET Surface 4.1 - released 12 June 2012
- ET Surface 4.0 - released 12 November 2011
- ET Surface 3.0 - released 30 June 2010
- ET Surface 2.0 - released 18 April 2009
- ET Surface 1.0 - released 2 November 2008
Purchase and Register
Limitations of the unregistered software
The unregistered version of ET Surface has all the functionality of the Full version. It has no time limit, but has the following restrictions:
- Build TIN function will use the first 500 points of the input feature class only.
- Modify TIN will work with input TIN with 500 nodes or less and will use the first 500 points or vertices of the input feature class only.
- Any function with raster output will work without restrictions, but if the output raster has more than 10,000 cells it will have a stamp with NoData cells.
- Any function with TIN input will work only if the input TIN has 500 nodes or less.
- The functions for which the main data source are feature classes, will not work on feature classes with more than 100 features.
- Profiling, Line of Sight, and Digitize Z features functions will use the first 50 data points only.
|Number licenses per order||Price per license|
|1 - 2||USD 345.00|
|3 - 4||USD 335.00|
|5 and above||USD 325.00|
|Minimum 10 licenses|
|USD 345.00 per license|
|Contact email@example.com for corporate license information.|
Upgrade / Maintenance
|See our Upgrade Policy|
|USD 80.00 per license|
How to register
After purchasing a license you will receive a reference number for your order.
A. Fixed License:
- Click Request License Key button (ET Surface Main Dialog ==> Request License Key). Fill the small form - all the fields are required.
- User Name
- Reference number (see above)
- GIS Platform
When the form is complete there are two options to chose from:
- Create Key Request File will write all the information to a file (*.et3). Send this file to firstname.lastname@example.org and in 24 hours you will receive the Key File that will unlock the full version
- Send Key Request via e-mail. This option will open you default e-mail program with all necessary information. You just have to click the SEND button
- When you receive the Key File , save the attachment (*.ets file)
to you hard disk. Click on Register button (ET Surface Main Dialog ==> Register). In the form
click on Load Key File button. Select the received file. The ET Surface dialog will
close. When opened next time the program will be registered.
If you get a message that the program is registered, but you still have no access to the full functionality. Log on to the PC as an Administrator.
- Run ArcGIS as an administrator(Right click on the icon ==> Run as administrator).
- Load the license key again.
B. Concurrent Licenses:
- Install ET License Manager on the license server computer
- Create a Key Request file, using ET License Manager Console. You provide the name of your company, a name of a contact person, valid e-mail address, and the reference number you have received upon your order.
- Send the Key Request file to email@example.com
- You will receive a license key for the number of licenses of ET Surface you have ordered shortly
- Load the License Key file using ET License Manager Console.
How do you get support:
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do not change anything in the request file or the body of the generated message. It will cause the registration process to fail.
- Do not change anything in the Key File. It will cause the registration process to fail.