Design perimeter holes on drilling sections

Design perimeter holes on drilling sections

The Drift Drilling and Blasting module offers you the possibility to design perimeter holes on sections. This tool is perfect to ensure a smooth continuation of your horizontal development. To use this, simply select the “Insert” command and select “Perimeter Holes”. This will prompt you to select the hole diameter, length, slope, azimuth and cost.
In this case, the perimeter holes are deviated away from the section to ensure that the drift conserves its surface area along the centerline. The holes at the bottom and top of the section were given a slope of -2% and +2% respectively. While the right and left sides were given an azimuth of +2% and -2% respectively. This ensure that underbreak does not occur and that the drift will continue with its 3D shape.

Promine Compatibility with BricsCAD – Surfaces

Promine Compatibility with BricsCAD – Surfaces

The TOTM shows Promine’s compatibility with BricsCAD, a powerful CAD tool developed by Bricsys. The surfaces module allows you to quickly generate 3D surfaces from surveyed data points hassle-free. You may also create 3D faces, which can be easily modified later according to your surface’s variations. Easily compute the volume between surfaces, which is a useful function for mining stockpiles. In addition, create a fine modelized surface using the MODEL command, for better visualization.

Design Surface Drill Patterns and Generate Reports

Design Surface Drill Patterns and Generate Reports

Design a surface Drill-and-Blast pattern. Using the Drill/Blast Surface module, you can insert many holes at once., which can be done on benches or between 2 surfaces. You may also define what to insert in the drawing, giving you the option to customize the visualization of the drill holes. Finally, customize your drill reports and insert them directly in the drawing, ready for printing or sending directly to the operations team.

Create an Orebody and Schedule Mining Blocks

Create an Orebody and Schedule Mining Blocks

In this Tip Of The Month, Using a block mode, create a 3D model of a given grade value from a block model. Then, using the stope design module, divide the model into parts to schedule mining blocks for each part. Using the Mine Planning module, customize a mining block and schedule each part of the orebody. Finally, insert a graph report to view your mining blocks dates.

How to Cut a Section at an Angle

How to Cut a Section at an Angle

In this Tip Of The Month, we will learn a very simple, yet a very useful, function. This allows you to quickly cut a section at an angle. Promine’s user-friendly interface allows you to cut a section along any direction in any desired angle effortlessly. This process is useful to investigate block models and stopes at angles where sections in different angles might yield a different tonnage and grades.

How to Cut a Section Along a Current UCS

How to Cut a Section Along a Current UCS

How to cut a section along a current UCS?

AutoCAD gives you the option to configure a current UCS by clicking and dragging the UCS icon on an object. This is very useful when working with complicated 3D objects with many coordinates in all axes. To do this, type in the command line UCS and place the UCS icon on the desired coordinate. Then, the command will prompt you to select the axes directions for X and Y, which will be used as the main plane on which the section will be cut. Using the 1 Section command (SEC1), make sure to select the option “current UCS” under “Type”. This will essentially tell the program to cut the section along the current UCS, configured previously. For quality check, drawing a large, closed polyline around the cut section on section view. Then, return to plan view and check if the section was cut properly using the closed polyline as reference.