Vulcan Interactive Block Planner

The Interactive Block Planner tool is used to cut up a bench into mineable areas for short to medium term planning. The functionality, found in the Open Cut Design menu, allows for easier editing of blocks, visualisation of the block model, and ease of reporting.


  • Create scheduling blocks by interactively cutting benches into period-based blocks
  • Easily edit blocks in a pairwise manner
  • Shapes are reserved dynamically against a block model as cuts are made
  • Toggle block model display on/off while working on a bench elevation


  • Informed scheduling: Reserve reports are broken out by bench, period, block and material type.
  • Better planning: Ability to easily work in cross-section view when designing pit blocks.
  • Dynamic process: Changes to blocks are automatically updated in the reserve report.

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