PCBC 6.6 offers several enhancements for both PCBC and PCSLC users. These enhancements provide greater ease of use with new display options and improves the projects net present value (NPV). Here are some of the highlights:
For PCBC and PCLSC Users:
Schedule Optimization Module: A significant development to assist in improving overall
project NPV is the QVALUE method found in the Schedule Optimization Module.
Offset display option: Through the offset display option, the Display of Draw Points (PCBC) or Rings (PCSLC) are drawn at an offset location, enabling a view of the different levels for both types of scenarios.
Clipping polygons: Clipping polygons now use the current draw location to determine the selection of the Draw Points or Rings, reducing confusion when drawing the Point offset from its actual location.
For PCBC Users:
Users can now enable toppling from frozen materials, generate block model summary reports by level and improve the set-up and running of PCBC. The Template Mixing tool now enables toppling from frozen material. By using the LOADCAVE or LOADRATIO, material at the top of a draw column can still topple, even if the material lower in the column is frozen due to cave propagation.
The Block Summary tool allows users to reverse order Z cumulative reports by level and generate different block model summary reports by increasing or decreasing elevation.
Additionally, changes to the CA2D prototype and Message Boxes increase user ease of use. Improvements to the
CA2D prototype info window make it easier to get started in PCBC. While, the Message Boxes are now placed more intuitively and better connected to GEMS with less overpositioning, resulting in the improved running of PCBC.
For PCSLC Users:
Enhancements in PCSLC provide time savings on projects and set-up through additional automated checks and a simplified tunnel set up. The Rings Set-Up diagnostic tool, found in PCBC, provides additional warnings of missing items during the overall ring set-up workflow–these additional warnings help ensure that all the appropriate input parameters have been set-up when starting a new PCSLC project, saving time, especially when dealing with tens of thousands of rings. Furthermore, the Trim Tunnels tool now trims against first and last intercepts for multiple ore solids, which simplifies tunnel set up for more complex ore body geometrics.