Starting Surfer

To begin a Surfer session:

  1. Navigate to the installation folder, which is C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer 16 by default.

  2. Double-click on the Surfer.exe application file.

  3. The Welcome to Surfer dialog appears. Click New Plot to open a new blank plot window.

  4. A new empty plot window opens in Surfer. This is the work area where you can produce grid files, maps, and modify grids.


If this is the first time that you have opened Surfer, you are prompted to license Surfer. Activate your Single-User product key, select a license server, or continue using the trial. Your product key is located in the download instructions email. You may also access your product key at your Golden Software My Account page.


If you have already been working with Surfer, open a new plot window before starting the tutorial. To open a new plot window, click the File | New | Plot command.



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