PonFarr provides a controlled data exchange between Surpac and Vulcan. Although the data plugins available in Surpac allow Vulcan design files to be opened and saved they do not maintain any meta data or drawing styles. PonFarr provides a mechanism to map Vulcan objects to Surpac strings while also maintaining a link between Surpac description fields and the various Vulcan object and point attributes. Drawing styles such as colours and line types can also be assigned in the mapping mechanism.
PonFarr can also manage daily/weekly data uploads to Vulcan. A timestamp is maintained for each transfer. When uploading to Vulcan, data directories are scanned for new and modified files since the previous transfer. This is particularly useful in the situation where survey data is maintained in Surpac but must also be available in a timely manner to geology and/or engineering departments which use Vulcan.
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