Maptek PerfectDig

Maptek PerfectDig is an easy-to-use system for rapidly evaluating and supporting design conformance. It allows all stakeholders to quickly compare as-builts with designs in the field and fosters real-time decision making.

The augmented reality system cuts through the communication barriers between engineers, surveyors, supervisors and operators. Photo-realistic comparison can be made between site designs and excavation progress in real-time using 3D laser scanning technology.

PerfectDig presents enhanced photographs of the mine environment coloured with 3D design conformance information, enabling immediate, intuitive understanding. Users can choose what to view in the system simply by turning layers on and off. Results can be viewed using any web browser, without the need for specialised software.

PerfectDig is easy to use, as laser scan registration, photo correction and obstacle removal are all fully automated.

With PerfectDig, an excavation can be monitored as it progresses, a digital audit trail can be maintained, and adjustments can be identified to allow better conformance to design. This promotes efficient allocation of resources and results in improved wall stability and safety.

Latest workflow and reporting tools

The streamlined PerfectDig workflow allows users to drive up to an area and click to scan. Scenes are automatically generated and registered. Another click to compare to designs with advanced tools for querying the captured scene. Cross-section, blockline and distance to design options easily measure and report volumes, depth and width of areas of mis-conformance. Specify data and region of interest to generated automated conformance reports for viewing on mobile devices and sharing via PerfectDig Online.

  • Conformance reporting: Automated professional reports in minutes
  • Customisable: Share snapshot links and conformance reports online
  • Measurement tools: Distance to design and two-point cross-section queries
  • Blockline support: Calculate and report volumes by blocks
  • Interactive queries: Mark up scenes in PerfectDig online before sharing

Conformance reporting in PerfectDig

Introducing PerfectDig


  • Productivity: Actively monitor excavation and increase mineral recovery
  • Minimise dilution: Cleaner excavation and reduced loss of ore to waste
  • Efficiency: Scan and view scenes while excavation continues
  • Connectivity: Access to real-time conformance of designs to as-builts
  • Integration: Laser survey data linked into mine planning
  • Accuracy: Volumes, distance to design for reconciliation, contract management
  • Auditable: Capture digital history and playback to understand errors
  • Staff safety: Reduce need for pegging out and minimise access to faces
  • Operational safety: Increase highwall, bench safety from improved wall stability
  • Management: Set thresholds to review progress and better manage resource

Features and Capabilities

  • Flexibility: Shared interface, customisable layers, common web browsers supported
  • Visualisation: View conformance to designs in the field
  • Paperless: View results on smartphone, tablet or over organisation-wide network
  • Speed: Fast, accurate feedback
  • Intuitive: Interface is easy for anyone to use, providing continuous awareness and training
  • Automation: Lower potential for error with automatic scan registration
  • Publish: Easily push generated imagery to PerfectDig Online for sharing across operations

PerfectDig is available in two configurations to suit different site practices.

PerfectDig Field

PerfectDig Field compares a design surface to laser data from an I-Site 8800, 8810 or 8820 laser scanner to instantly identify areas of non-conformance in the field. The ruggedised tablet has an easy to use interface to immediately compare mine to design and generate conformance reports.

PerfectDig Office

PerfectDig Office allows users to import any surface data to compare with mine designs on an office PC and apply tools to interrogate field data. Easily generate scenes with blocklines; use the protractor overlay on cross-sections to determine average batter angles; check depth to surfaces; display coordinates or distances from scan. Publish information online and create conformance reports.

Case Studies

Daily Performance Reporting

PerfectDig brings together multiple technologies and philosophies to support real-time decision making and meet the daily mine design conformance challenge.

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Design conformance reporting

PerfectDig provides a fast, intuitive solution for reporting mining activity to help operations avoid issues arising from non-conformance.

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