Capitalising on cross-sections

Maptek PerfectDig requires minimal user input to check design conformance. Simple tools present the right information for making decisions in the production environment.

How do you take a computerised model and easily compare it to what you can see in front of you? Maptek™ PerfectDig captures a scene in 3D with the Maptek™ I-Site™ 8820 laser scanner, overlaying a design and then presenting the information as an interactive photograph so that you can relate it to the real world.

PerfectDig is easily controlled with a stylus on a rugged field tablet. Field users can distribute data online without having to return to the office for processing.

A fundamental benefit of using PerfectDig is that spatial data can be viewed and interrogated on mobile devices.

Enhancements in PerfectDig 1.1 allow users to create high resolution cross-sections over a nominated area, making it even easier to identify non-conformance and safety issues.


Cross-sections showing as-built and design data are generated in seconds. The process is simple, merely clicking 1 or 2 points on a photograph. No data filtering is required prior to modelling.

Users can easily and accurately:

  • Compare ramp gradient to design
  • Identify a section of non-conforming wall
  • Measure the distance between an active face and endwall
  • Determine the offset between a toe and design

A protractor tool placed over the cross-section determines batter angles or grades. Uniquely, PerfectDig photographs can be annotated with the cross-section line to associate the relationship with the real world.

Safety by elimination

One of the greatest advantages of PerfectDig is the ability to measure and compare active faces and toe offsets from a distance.

A single laser scan captures detailed information across various parts of the pit and face. Multiple sections can be created from the one scan to precisely define how an as-built wall, bench, crest or toe matches a particular design.

PerfectDig Online allows interactive photographs to be shared. Online users can generate targeted cross-sections from the same scene on their own mobile devices.

Simple tools deliver value in the production environment, where critical decisions can be made to preempt risk and ore wastage. Overhanging material near the top of the wall is quickly identified, allowing safety measures to be taken to remove the risk to operators working in the area.

Accurate data is available in minutes, with 3D output in one click. The engineer retains control over the data.

New features

PerfectDig 1.1 allows the system to be used without having to set up and import reference data.

The distance to design tool combines vertical and horizontal measurements, and the 2-point cross-section tool allows precise sections to be generated.

Support for blocklines allows non-compliant volumes to be reported against blocks. New snapshot links can be created in PerfectDig Online for sharing specific views.

Automated conformance reports are ideal for summarising and sharing results.

Learn more about all of the latest features