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Export Vulcan data to 3D PDF

Did you know you can easily export Vulcan data direct to 3D PDF?

The interactive 3D PDF allows you to share your Vulcan data with non-Vulcan users, or users who may not have immediate access to the software. They can view and analyse models without needing Vulcan.

All you need is the latest version of Adobe Reader and Vulcan 8.2 or later. The option is found under File>Export. Choose ‘PDF’ as the output and simply select from the data types to display:

  • Block models
  • Design data
  • Triangulations

The 3D PDF is quickly generated. You can zoom, rotate, turn data on/off, make data visible/invisible. Create your own views to add to the standard ones provided – Front, Back, Left, Right, Top, Bottom. You can annotate models with tonnage, grade, cut offs etc. to highlight information for your audience.

Vulcan Technical Services Consultant, Quan Tran, provides a step by step guide on how to create your own 3D PDF in this Bite Size video.

Click here to download the 3D PDF Quan creates in the video
(Make sure you open the 3D PDF in  Acrobat Reader or Acrobat Pro. If your web browser attempts to open the 3D PDF with its built in viewer it will not display!)

Technical Services provide Vulcan video tutorials


At Maptek we are always happy to help with your technical questions. Our technical services staff are available on the phone and via email but did you know you can also request a video to explain a Vulcan process?

This week David Wallingford from Gold Fields Australia asked for help, ‘I would like a video tutorial related to the setup of a transformation matrix.’


Vulcan Plotting Tips and Tricks


Batch plotting is a useful and powerful tool that is often overlooked in Vulcan’s available plotting methods.

Plot All Wizard and Quick Plot tools are commonly used options that allow you to create plots quickly from loaded data with very little set up.  Batch plots are easy to reproduce, and data does not need to be loaded to create plots. Set up is easier than you think. (more…)

Maintain your Skills for Staying Power


This morning, I read a relevant article entitled, “The Importance of Staying Abreast of New Training in the Mining Industry” in the CareerMine section of InfoMine. The article addresses the importance of maintaining your skills throughout your career. (more…)

It’s About the Customer


You may be aware that Hexagon has announced that it will acquire Mintec. Hexagon is the parent of Leica Geosystems and Mintec is the maker of MineSight, a long-time competitor in the mine-planning software space. It seems not a day goes by without an announcement about another of our competitors being acquired. (more…)