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Introducing: Vulcan Grade Control Optimiser

Grade Control Optimiser is a new Vulcan tool to produce optimised material classification while honoring operational constraints.

Introducing: Vulcan 3D Geological Sculpting

Vulcan 3D Geological Sculpting gives users ultimate interactive control to modify solids and surfaces in freehand mode by pinching and smoothing to better represent geological interpretation.

Introducing: Vulcan Stope Optimiser Version 3

The latest version of Stope Optimiser, available in Vulcan 10.1, gives greater flexibility and control in defining stope shapes. New features help create more accurate stope shapes which are closer to desired final shapes for mine planning and scheduling.

Tips & Tricks: Translate UAV data into user-defined coordinate systems

Learn how to use I-Site Studio’s coordinate conversion tools to rapidly convert point cloud data into the local grid, state plane, or global coordinate system of your choice. (more…)

Tips & Tricks: Attributes tool in I-Site Studio 6.1

Learn how to save filtered scans using Attributes in I-Site Studio 6.1. Filters can be saved for single or multiple scans.

First Look: New Drill and Blast options in Vulcan 10.1

Vulcan 10.1 includes new Drill & Blast menu items including Merge Blast, Create Holes to Free Face and updated Insert Hole options.

Tips & Tricks: Eureka integration with Envisage

Maptek Product Manager Workbench & Eureka Peter Odins highlights some benefits of the Workbench and outlines how Eureka will be integrated with Envisage in the upcoming Vulcan 10.1 release.

Tips & Tricks: Managing 3D settings to optimise Vulcan

Find out why it is important to make sure your computer graphics card settings are up to date and how to manage them to ensure you are getting optimum Vulcan performance.

Tips & Tricks: Drillhole planning in Vulcan 10

Predicting the depths of seam contacts is an important part of drillhole planning; getting this wrong could lead to a costly re-drill. Learn how to use Vulcan drillhole planning tools to output expected seam contacts to the exploration team.

First Look: Automatic Mining Blocks Generation

Vulcan 10.1 is set to include a new workflow for automatic generation of mining blocks for scheduling.

First Look: Automated Pit Designer improvements for Vulcan 10.1

Vulcan 10.1 will include enhancements to Automated Pit Designer including creating solids on the fly, viewing topography after a pit has been mined and setting up exclusion zones.

Tips & Tricks: Creating 3D solids between surfaces in Vulcan 10

Learn how you can quickly create 3D solids between surfaces in Vulcan 10.

Tips & Tricks: Calculating overbreak and underbreak volumes in Vulcan 10

Vulcan 10 features easy-to-use tools for measuring overbreak and underbreak volumes for underground stopes.

Tips & Tricks: Open Pit Solids in Vulcan 10

The Open Pit Solids menu in Vulcan 10 is a new tool that creates and reserves solids ready for scheduling.

How to: Save orthogonal and non-orthogonal section definitions

Vulcan Technical Services Consultant Susanna McKay explains how to create and save orthogonal and non-orthogonal section definitions.

How to: Assign attributes to triangulations

Learn how to assign attributes and values to triangulations in Vulcan with Vulcan Technical Services Consultant Susanna McKay.

How to: Display Large Block Models in Vulcan 10

Learn from Vulcan Project Leader Jesse Oldham how quickly the user can load, view and update a regular block model with more than one billion blocks in Vulcan 10.

Introducing: Data Analyser for Vulcan 10

Watch as Vulcan Project Leader Jesse Oldham introduces Data Analyser for Vulcan 10. See the new interface and streamlined workflow for performing variogram analysis.

How to: Use Vulcan Features to organise data

Vulcan Features allow users to sort, filter and view data more effectively. Learn how to set up, apply and use Features in Vulcan.

How to: Use Eureka and BlastLogic to validate the resource model and control the charge plan

Learn how to validate the resource model and control the charge plan using Eureka and BlastLogic.

How to: Use the Setup Defaults panel in the Rsvute module

Learn how to use the Setup Defaults panel in the Rsvute module. Introduced in Vulcan 9.1, the Setup Defaults panel is a consolidation of several menus into a single user friendly panel.

How to: Interpret coal seams using measurement while drilling data

Learn how to build accurate coal strata models in Eureka using measurement while drilling data captured by drill rigs.

How to: Use strata recognition tools in Eureka

Discover the new strata recognition tools in Eureka. Learn how to separate coal intervals with unique identifiers and create a surface of the results.

How to: Enhance the display of drill hole data

Learn tips and tricks to enhance the display of drill hole data on your screen using Vulcan.

How to: Preserve individual settings and preferences in Vulcan

Learn how to save your individual settings and preferences in Vulcan. Particularly handy if you are upgrading Vulcan versions, changing computers or even using a different computer at a new site.

Tips & Tricks: I-Site Studio Geotechnical Module

A brief overview of the geotechnical tools in I-Site Studio. Learn how to automatically extract discontinuities, create a stereonet and conduct kinematic analysis.

Tips & Tricks: My favourite features in Vulcan 9.1

Claire takes a look at two new features in Vulcan 9.1. Discover how to update a HARP model with new quality values without having to rebuild the whole model. She also explores a handy new feature that allows you to export surfaces of a HARP model as triangulations.

Maptek Sentry Overview

Learn how to use the intuitive visualisation and trend analysis tools in Maptek Sentry to better understand surface movements within mines.

Tips & Tricks: Coal plot batching tool in Vulcan 9.1

Discover the new coal plot batching tool under the Grid Calc > Integrated Stratigraphic Modelling option in Vulcan 9.1. This new tool allows you to set up a series of templates for a single horizon and batch multiple plots at once.

Tips & Tricks: Setting up Vulcan to maximise efficiency

Discover tips and tricks for setting up Vulcan preferences to maximise efficiency.

How to: use the Rehab tool to create a rehab design

A step by step guide on how to create a rehab design using the Rehab tool in Vulcan.

How to: create a valid solid using the Repair by Voxelation option

Learn how to use the new Repair by Voxelation option introduced in Vulcan 9.1.

Tips & Tricks: Scanning with an I-Site 8820 laser scanner on a tripod

An overview on how to set up and use the I-Site 8820 laser scanner on a tripod.

Tips & Tricks: Correlating geophysical data in Eureka

Discover how to correlate geophysical data across a cross section of drill holes in Eureka.

Tips & Tricks: Implicit Modelling in Vulcan 9.1

Learn how to use the implicit modelling tools in Vulcan, as an alternative to grid based methodology, to model intrusions and strata form deposits that aren’t perfectly stratigraphic.

Tips & Tricks: Complex ramp design tools

Tips and tricks for using the complex ramp design tools in Vulcan. These tools are particularly useful for pit designs with multiple batter angles.

Tips & Tricks: Vulcan shortcut keys

Discover Vulcan shortcut keys designed to save you time and effort.

How to create a cross section in PerfectDig

Discover how easy it is to create a cross section in PerfectDig to compare as-builts with designs in the field.

How to: import a .csv file to create an ISIS drillhole database

Learn how to import a .csv file into a Vulcan ISIS drillhole database without creating a design file.

Tips & tricks: I-Site Studio 5.0 – Image registration

Learn how to drape an image over an I-Site scan triangulation in I-Site Studio.

How to: Calculate fixed linear transformations between grid systems

Discover how to use the Calculate and Matrix tools in Vulcan to calculate fixed linear transformations between grid systems taking into account shift, rotation and scale.

How to create a 3D PDF

Learn how to export Vulcan data as an interactive 3D PDF in this short tutorial.

Tips & Tricks: I-Site Studio 5.0 Vegetation filter

Discover the Vegetation filter introduced in I-Site Studio 5.0.

Tips & Tricks: I-Site Studio 5.0 – Workflow manager

The Workflow manager allows users to create their own workflows for routine survey tasks. Discover how to use this new tool in the video.

Conformance reporting in PerfectDig 1.1

Discover the new conformance reporting tools in PerfectDig 1.1

Tips & Tricks: Triangulations

Discover new tools in Vulcan 9 for working with triangulations.

How to create a 3D solid to calculate volume

A step by step guide on how to model a dragline or excavator bucket into a 3D solid to calculate volume.

How to verify scanned surfaces

Discover how to verify scanned surfaces in I-Site Studio using survey data from other sources.

How to edit Vulcan plot files

A step by step guide on how to edit plot files in Vulcan.

How to: Manage and analyse regional data

Discover the tools in Eureka to help you manage and analyse regional data.

Tips & Tricks: Templated Attributes

A quick overview of Templated Attributes introduced in Vulcan 9. Discover how Templated Attributes allow the user to assign data values to CAD objects.

How to use highwall templates to split pit solid triangulations

Learn how to use highwall templates in Vulcan 9 to split pit solid triangulations into strips, horizons and blocks.

How to generate a scene in PerfectDig

A step by step tutorial on how to create a scene in PerfectDig.

How to create a highwall template with ramps

This short tutorial explains how to create a highwall template with ramps for short, mid and long range scheduling.

Tips & Tricks: Grade Estimation > Support Analysis

Discover tips and tricks for using the Support Analysis tool introduced in Vulcan 9.

Tips & Tricks: Displaying drill hole data

Discover tips and tricks for displaying drill hole data in Vulcan.

Introducing PerfectDig Online

PerfectDig Online enables users to view and manipulate PerfectDig images from any internet enabled device.

How to create ratio and burden grids

Discover how to create ratio and burden grids in this short tutorial.

Tips & Tricks: Haulage Profile

A brief overview of Haulage Profile in Vulcan. Discover how to set up a truck library, calculate cycle times and build a route network.

Tips & Tricks: Geology > Drilling Section

Discover tips and tricks for using the Drilling Section function in the Geology menu in Vulcan. Claire Avenell, Vulcan Technical Services Consultant, shares her secrets in this short tutorial.

Tips and tricks – Selecting objects and attributing points

Jeremy Butler, I-Site 3D Laser Scanning Consultant, takes you through his tips and tricks for selecting tricky objects and attributing points in I-Site Studio.

Tips & Tricks: Geology > Drilling Utilities > Create/Modify Locate

Claire Avenell from Vulcan Technical Services shares her tips and tricks for using the Create/Modify Locate function in the Vulcan Geology menu.

How to fix a corrupted dgd file

A step by step guide on how to fix a corrupted dgd file.

How to create slope and dip grids

Vulcan Technical Services Geologist, Claire Avenell explains how to create slope and dip grids in Vulcan in this short tutorial.

How to drape an aerial photo over a surface

Jeremy Butler, I-Site 3D Laser Scanning Consultant, provides a step by step guide on how to drape an aerial photograph over a surface in I-Site Studio.

How to create and edit macros

How to create and edit macros in Vulcan.

How to set up a geotechnical database

Learn how to create a geotechnical database in Vulcan with Maptek Geologist, Claire Avenell.

How to colour slopes in triangulations

Claire Avenell, Vulcan Technical Services Geologist, provides a step by step guide of how to colour slopes in triangulations using Vulcan software.

How to: Export data from the Vulcan Geotechnical Toolbox

Learn how to export data from the Vulcan Geotechnical Toolbox for other Vulcan users to use if they don’t have access to the same module.