GEOVIA Surpac 64 aims at increased efficiency and functionality

first_imgGEOVIA has launched the latest version of the long established Surpac geology and mine planning software application – Surpac 6.4 which it says “provides many exciting new features designed to save time and increase efficiency, including new quick planes functionality, the ability to handle large datasets with a 64-bit version, and stereoscopic 3D visualisation.” This version of Surpac also offers two new modules, Dynamic Shells and Mesh Tools, which significantly enhance Surpac’s modelling capabilities.Ralph Smith, Mine Planning Consultant at Surpac user, Australian Mine Design and Development stated: “At Australian Mine Design and Development, we assist our global clients with a wide variety of projects, including mine design and planning. Since the trend is toward mining datasets growing ever larger, it is critical that mining software keep pace by ensuring we can use them as efficiently as possible. The 64-bit architecture in Surpac 6.4 unlocks a new level of speed and performance, allowing us to work easily with exceedingly large multi-gigabyte files, including block models and complex designs. It is innovations like this, which I’ve experienced during the 26 of years I have been using Surpac, that make it one of the most user-friendly, and powerful mining applications in the world.”Surpac 6.4 takes advantage of the additional RAM available on the Windows 64-bit operating system, enabling users to work with block models with larger block counts or a larger number of attributes, as well as Digital Terrain Model (DTM) surfaces and solids with a high triangle count. The Dynamic Shells module provides implicit modelling to interactively create grade shells from drillholes and sample information. Fully integrated with Surpac, it saves time when initially evaluating deposits and can assist in generating surfaces and solids in moments as opposed to hours. Surpac’s new Mesh Tools module simplifies complex models with high triangle counts. Linear analysis determines the minimum distance between two datasets, highlighting the most economically advantageous route, while deviation analysis compares two surfaces by plotting the relative distances between them in a      colour-coded map displaying main areas of deviation. New quick plane functionality allows users to easily create, store, and use plane definitions in the vertical, horizontal, or oblique alignments, and speeds up navigation by accessing sections and levels in a non-sequential way. Finally, new stereoscopic 3D visualisation enhances the illusion of depth perception in a 3D model with a 3D capable monitor or TV and glasses, providing better visualisations for presentations and decision making.last_img read more