Datamine is pleased to announce that Studio UG v2.4 was released in May 2020 and has already received positive feedback from customers. In this version, there are many improvements that enhance usability and functionality. We will be highlighting two key features below: auto-layout tools and auto-dependency tools.
Auto Layout Tools
The latest version has the new Auto-Layout tools that makes designing mines using methods like room and pillar and sub-level caving much easier. It’s easy to build complex layouts that adhere to operational constraints in a fraction of the time it would take using manual tools. Using the new methodology, layouts can be altered quickly and easily to facilitate scenario analysis.
Using operational constraints specific to your mine, the Auto-Layout functionality can be used to quickly modify the design strings that accommodate geological updates. The time saved on updating designs can now be invested on evaluating alternative planning strategies.
In combination with the Auto-Layout tools the Auto-Dependency rules provide an automatic solution for creating schedule dependencies. Studio UG v2.4 takes the Auto-Dependency to a more comprehensive level by enabling you to visualize the dependencies’ “search geometry shapes”, allowing a better understanding of its logic and improved visual verification.
A 3D ellipsoid, representing the search volume used to create the search shapes at the points where search will be conducted (start, end, among others) for the activity points related to the search rule. Create a variety of rules, from simple to complex, and visualize which areas are being affected to improve the Auto-Dependency performance and save time with manual dependency creation.
Studio UG is constantly being updated, with improvements being made to all parts of its workflow. Some other key enhancements in v2.4 are faster processing times, extra core functions, improved layout and display options, extra data transfer options from 3rd party software and the new Touch Devices support.
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