How can I save and load different project defaults in Surfer SET files?

Surfer defaults are saved to a SET file that can be renamed and loaded for different projects and workflows.
To save a SET file:
  1. Locate the surfer.set file on the computer. The location for the surfer.set file depends on your Operating System. Please see: Where is the Surfer SET file?
  2. Create a copy the original surfer.set file and change the file name (i.e. surfer_original.set).
  3. Open Surfer and click File | Defaults.
  4. Make the desired changes to the defaults.
  5. Click OK to save the changes to the surfer.set file.
  6. Create a copy the new surfer.set file and change the file name (i.e. project_1.set).


To load a SET file: 

  1. Click File | Defaults.
  2. Click the Change Filename button to the right of the Current Setting File name.
  3. Select the SET file to use and click Open.
  4. Click OK.


You can also load it on the command line or include this information in the Surfer icon/shortcut. This will start Surfer with the specified SET file. For example:

      "C:\Program Files\Golden Software\Surfer 16\Surfer.exe" /set


where C:\temp\ is the directory the SET file is located in.  Change this to the actual directory that you use for the SET file you wish to load.


Updated November 13, 2018

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