The premier underground design solution.

Unbeatable graphics and design performance


Studio UG

Studio UG is the comprehensive tool kit for underground planning.  Use the built-in MSO design optimisation features to rapidly create stope designs that maximise the value of your mine. The powerful design environment is then available to complete your access and level development designs with manual and automated tools at your disposal.  Seamlessly link your data to the EPS scheduler and Ventsim model to deliver the best possible optimised schedule while adhering to practical and resource constraints.



The in-built MSO optimiser applies the world’s leading design optimisation algorithms to generate stope shapes based on financial, geotechnical and operational considerations that can be tailored to your mine.  Investigate scenarios and sensitivities at the click of a button.



Multiple dynamically linked views give a true 3D perspective to the design process. Coupled with the ability to view all reference data such as drill holes, block models and survey actuals, the high performance visualisation platform allows you to take all relevant design considerations into account.



Automated data preparation features take you from the basis of a design to a comprehensive set of schedule tasks in record time.  Sequencing is dynamically linked to the schedule engine so that you are dealing with time-based activities from the outset, minimising the work required in the Gantt environment downstream.

3D Design

Visualise and interact in multiple dynamically connected 3D views

You can precisely interpret and digitise directly in 3D, with accurate snapping to survey as-builts, drill holes and other reference data as well as free-form drawing. Create points, polylines, polygons and surfaces, and edit, combine, cut and manipulate these objects to build up a comprehensive, detailed and accurate mine design.



Based on algorithms developed over a ten year period of collaborative industry research, MSO automatically produces optimized stope designs to maximize the value of recovered ore within the given orebody geometry and design constraints. Supporting a wide variety of underground mining methods, MSO quickly generates individual stope designs saving days or even weeks of manual work. The process is repeatable and objective, eliminating the risk of different engineers achieving inconsistent reserve conversion.



Studio UG has a unique, single step process to generate all schedule activities from source data in seconds.  Our smart system deals with bad data on an exception basis, providing tools to address any data related issues only when needed, with the majority of designs completely handled behind the scenes by our automated algorithms.


Ability to import and interact with Landsat and Raster imagery


Boreholes, drillholes and trenches can all be visualized and analysed as detailed and easily updated cross-sections and plans


Seamless integration of geochemical, geological, environmental, geophysical, drilling and cartographic datasets into a single GIS environment


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