What's New In PointStudio


Modern 3D software with ribbon interface for processing, modelling and analysing geospatial data and delivered on the Maptek Workbench.

PointStudio delivers powerful processing and modelling tools alongside streamlined workflows for all spatial measurement and reporting applications. Enhanced productivity and efficiency are delivered through a ribbon interface and integration with Maptek Workbench features.

PointStudio 8

Inter-ramp compliance reporting New

Report on bench face angles and catch bench widths - highlight level of compliance to user-defined tolerances. Determine if lower benches need to be excavated at a different angle, or catch bench width parameters should be adjusted for safe, economic mining. Results are presented in 3D visual and statistical formats, with coloured heatmaps for tracking compliance to defined parameters.

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Enhanced drone surfaces New

Support for textured .obj files provides for better interpretation of surfaces from drone data.

Ribbon interface

New ribbon interface improves user experience and uptake for new users.

Underground reporting

Automated report preparation for easily comparing designed against actual solids to identify overbreak and underbreak. Apply to development drives, stopes or crosscuts to improve grade dilution, highlight unstable areas and reduce costs by identifying unnecessary development and pre-blast issues. Users can also analyse shotcrete thickness by comparing scans.

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Volume reporting Enhanced

Volume reporting tools are now available to all users as a menu item, streamlining reporting of stockpile volumes by region. Users can attach photographs and other documentation before PDF export.

Geotechnical tools Enhanced

Extend Discontinuity Planes to analyse blast block solids and pit advancement solids with a single click.

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CAD tools Enhanced

Offset Line to Surface tool more easily projects toe/crest and other CAD lines at an angle onto a surface where it is not possible to acquire scan data due to ongoing mining.

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Workbench Enhanced

Workflow Editor builds workflows and links to data for running automations in context. Streamlined single-click registration workflow customisable to your operation. Access and run other Maptek applications simultaneously. Set up custom toolbars, hotkeys and desktop workspace to suit individual work patterns.

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Performance improvements

Significant speed improvements in Despike and Simplify Surface tools. Faster Copy/Paste of Selected Facets between surfaces and improved handling of data with images applied.

File export

Textured surfaces more easily exported for use in downstream mine planning.

Labs

Access to in-development Fragmentation Analysis, which will automatically segment scan data by identifying individual rock pieces. Analysing particle size distribution opens up possibilities for blast improvements.

Compatibility with R3 laser scanners Enhanced

Compatibility with XR3 and LR3 laser scanners for registering scans to multiple backsights. Capture multiple point returns to use last/best/first points and hide grayscale points which appear outside camera image extents.

Resource recovery reporting New

Identify measured removal of commodities for comparison against resource models and prevent ongoing loss and dilution. Adjust planning assumptions and reserve statements and conduct operational compliance reporting.

Geotechnical tools Enhanced

Display drilling blind zones on stereonets to identify regions where drillhole analysis will provide poor geotechnical information. Smart query dip and strike tool for intelligent extraction of discontinuities.

CAD tools Enhanced

Apply Trim, Divide and Split options when editing lines. New cornering tools, edge snap mode, draw lines freehand and dynamic smartline tools. Dimension line options enhanced.

Other enhancements

Improved global registration for running convergence detection until correct results are received. Drag and drop file exchange for Vulcan database formats arch_d, dgd.isis and tek.isis formats.

CAD tools New

2D design work from 3D point cloud data streamlines routine layout and drafting tasks. Create CAD objects direct from 3D point cloud data, 3D line creation and offset, snapping tools and 2D action plane section.

Geotechnical tools Enhanced

Updated functionality for analysing structures and surfaces includes discontinuity solid and spacing tools, waviness analysis, automated cell mapping, stereonet and kinematic analysis.

Geological tools New

Define geology directly from 3D point cloud data to streamline mapping workflow. Tools include split by line, extract by polygon and apply a texture fill pattern to a surface.

Reporting tools New Modules

Volume reporting and Design Conformance reporting streamline creation of configurable reports.

Automated registration Enhanced

Automated and assisted initial positioning for registering scans taken underground where sensor information may be absent.

3D surface modelling New

Complex 3D surface modelling of topographic surfaces.

Filtering tools Enhanced

Includes filter by column to view and manage I-Site Drive continuous scans.

Level of detail display

Level of detail graphics rendering of surfaces allows selective display of huge datasets scaled to the display settings.

Other enhancements

Export stockpile volumes for multiple regions in one report, borrow licences and apply multiple attributes to points and objects. New options to export data to Vulcan and rename multiple objects simultaneously.