FlexiSurv is a suite of programs developed to work in the Surpac framework for underground surveyors. The programs have been developed in consultation with industry personal to streamline many daily tasks and put them into a simple process.
Some of the programs put what is normally a time consuming and error prone set of manual tasks into a logical single process. They define the workflow from start to end to achieve a desired result. Other programs in the suite add functionality that is not readily available in Surpac.
The laser offsets function produces offsets for drive development. It handles both wall to wall and centreline offsets. No distinction is made between curve and straight drive design as with other offset programs as it follows the design geometry. It takes into account chamfers and cut outs and has several control options including a force end offset feature. The program can also produce ‘backsight offsets’ to assist with positioning of the drill rig to achieve more accurate development, especially for curves.
Survey Memo / Instructions
What can be a laborious and time consuming task is simplified into a one step process to produce a survey memo. This is a customised function where a memo format is produced to reflect the required information to be drawn onto the plot along with a custom form for the surveyor to simply enter in this information.
Producing a solid model of a drive pickup can be a frustrating and time consuming process. The level solids program simplifies this process by handling a number of situations that cause triangle stitching to fail. It can produce up to 5 separate solids from the one pickup (ie current development, paste fill, etc) along with solids of special features such as vent rises and escape ways.
Over-break / Under-break
There is no simple way to perform over-break / under-break calculations in Surpac. This function takes the current as-built solid and compares it to the design solid that can be previously created or automatically generated from a centreline and profile string. The outputs include string sections, a CSV file, and plots of all sections taken through the solids. The ore body solid can also be included to depict the foot or hanging wall on the plotted sections.
There are a number of other functions available in the FlexiSurv suite including:
- File loader
- Insert / extend laser
- Laser validation
- Create drive profile
- Create centreline
- Flexi-Sectioning Tool
- Insert points between points
- Subdivide drive
- Process drive segment
- CSV tools
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