Can I add a buffer to points in a Surfer post map?

Currently, buffers are only available for drawn objects and objects on base layers; they cannot be added to points on a post layer. However, you can use the steps below to create a base map from your data file, and add buffers to the desired points in the base layer.
  1. Create a base map.
    1. Click the Home | New Map | Base | Base from Data command.
    2. In the Open Data dialog, select your ASCII data file created above.
    3. Click Open.
    4. In the Base from XY Data dialog, choose the rows to plot in the Data Rows section, and verify that your X and Y columns are set appropriately in the Data Columns section.
    5. Click OK and the base map is created.
  2. Add a buffer.
    1. In the Contents window, select the Base layer.
    2. Click the Features | Group | Edit Group command.
    3. Select the desired point(s).
    4. Click the Features | New Features | Buffer command.
    5. In the Buffer dialog, enter the desired Number of buffers and Buffer distance (the units of the Buffer distance are the same as the map units).
    6. Click OK.
    7. Click the Features | Group | Stop Editing Group command.


Updated September 18, 2017

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