New and enhanced tools in Vulcan 10 will value-add to technical data across critical modelling, design and planning processes. Highlights of the software release include new automated pit designer, variogram analysis, implicit modelling and grade control.
Vulcan 10 heralds a new era in user experience with the introduction of the Maptek Workbench as an integrated platform for development and delivery of products and services.
The new approach to variogram analysis is a good example. Fourteen menu items have been streamlined into a sophisticated tool that provides new methods for handling structural and grade based anisotropy. Resource geologists have access to alternative methods to evaluate data, displaying multiple models concurrently for real-time, side-by-side comparisons.
A new splitting solids tool applies current Vulcan multi-boolean capability to generate valid mining blocks for scheduling. Created solids can be clipped to a new topography as new data becomes available, delivering noticeable improvement in workflows for mid-term scheduling. This is complemented by another option that interactively cuts bench polygons, with target tonnage reserved against a block model as cutting proceeds.
Sophisticated modelling techniques are supported by advanced visualisation regimes for communicating alternative scenarios. Users can work with regular block models containing billions of blocks in Vulcan 10.
The new automated pit designer for creating mineable pit shells improves efficiency for engineering tasks. Pit models become dynamic agents in the planning process as optimised block models are transformed into realistic mine design contours in seconds. These contours in turn can be applied to further design work or generation of long-term schedules.
Vulcan 10 implicit modelling includes a new radial basis function for defining domains with shared or independent structural trends while accurately honouring drillhole data. Uncertainty modelling allows multiple orebodies to be automatically generated from drillhole datasets. Incorporating financial information enables quick assessment of mining viability for different scenarios.
The Maptek Workbench also enables a free 12-month trial of core drillhole viewing and exploration tools in Maptek Eureka for Vulcan Modeller users.
Vulcan 10 and the Maptek Workbench will be released to global customers on 12 April 2016.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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