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The GEOL_BOREHOLELOGGER command now uses a dynamic block for bore-holes called 'BORE_HOLE_BLOCK'. The dynamic block has these pre-defined visibility states:
These visibility states have been set based on inputs given by one of our users. If you wish to create your own customized versions, it is easy. Simply take the BORE_HOLE_BLOCK.DWG dynamic block and add/edit visibility states as necessary.
The bore-hole trace can be represented as simple 3d lines or as a 3DSOLID which
is generated by sweeping a circular cross-section through the trace of the
The following states can be set:
In addition, the block has the following attributes:
This command will fill the lease area with bore-hole sections and create bore hole blocks along the sections. You can also optionally export the data to a CSV file which can be edited within the command itself. The bore-hole sections, bore-holes and other data are represented in their own layers.
Please note that these visibility states are defined as per the requirements of the dimensional stone industry and is not necessarily the most appropriate set of conditions for other mining industry. If you have your inputs and feedback about what you would like to see as other visibility states, please do get in touch with me with your inputs. We have room to cater to multiple industry segments.
The GEOL_BOREHOLEBIGGER command increases the size of the bore-hole 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.
The GEOL_BOREHOLESMALLER command decreases the size of the bore-hole 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.
The GEOL_BOREHOLETEXTSMALLER command decreases the size of the bore-hole text 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.
The GEOL_BOREHOLETEXTBIGGER command increases the size of the bore-hole text 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.
The GEOL_BOREHOLEINSERT command allows you to pick a bore-hole section polyline and inserts a new bore-hole point along the section or near it. This command internally calls the CP_INSVX command and you can first insert a point (or more points) along the section. After the new polyline points are created, the bore-hole block is automatically inserted at the location with the default set of attributes.
The GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONRENAME command renames a section and all bore-holes along the section.
The GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONDELETE command is used to delete bore-hole sections from the drawing. When you pick a section polyline and delete it, all the bore-holes associated with that section also are automatically deleted.renames a section and all bore-holes along the section.
The GEOL_MAKE3DSECTIONS command is used to drape the bore-hole section (assumed to be 2D) along the contours or DTM and create a 3d section out of it. Internally, the command uses the GT_DRAPEPOLY functionality to build the 3d profile across the section line. The elevations are extracted from the points where the section line crosses a contour or a DTM object (like 3dface or 3d polyline) and then interpolates the bore-hole elevation which lies between two known non-zero elevations from the neighborhood. In other words, this tool applies the GT_PL_INTER command as well, in addition to GT_DRAPEPOLY.
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Each one of these components have additional properties and parameters which can be specified and stored. The goal is to capture the entire properties and character of a mining lease area and use it for several downstream processing operations. To start with, we plan to provide several area calculation, zoning and reporting tools for mine lease area management. We are open to suggestions and inputs to help make this command better.
The GEOL_TUNNELMAKER command
creates a 3D model of a tunnel. The tunnel geometry comes from ASCII files
similar to the bore-hole data where the 3d coordinates are specified in a
delimited file. The tunnel cross section can be either circle, rectangle or a
As India frees up its mining policy in 2016 and newer mineral exploration tenders open up in several states, GeoTools does its bit to push the gas on the mining tools section again. We present to you the GEOL_BOREHOLESTRATA command which is used to draw the strata of a bore-hole as it penetrates the ground.
The GEOL_BOREHOLESTRATA command works with two kinds of data files: A strata definition file which shows which mineral or soil type exists between what levels. A strata presentation file which tells which hatch pattern and scale to use for each of the strata items.
Bore-hole Strata Defiinition file
Bore-hole Strata Data File
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The following pattern types can be created with the parameters as shown in their settings dialog boxes.
Slope of over-burden
Slope of Waste
The GEOL_DRAWHEAVE command draw heave lines.
The GEOL_FAULTSHIFT command draw fault shift lines.
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The GEOL_MININGSYMBOLS command offers over 200+ mining and geological symbols in GeoTools. The library covers typical symbols for annotations, symbology,
The mining and geological symbols in GeoTools have been provied to us by one of our customers in Croatia. Many of the symbol names are in Croatian language. Eventually, they will be clened up and renamed to their English equivalents.
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Performance of this command has been significantly enhanced. You can now import a MINEX file containing thousands of records much faster than before, thanks to improved code optimization. In addition, you can now specify the MINEX codes that are to be searched and processed, and points created as per the codes.
Additionally, please note that this command has been moved from the 'Miscellaneous Section' to the 'Geological& Mining' section.
Using a related CADPower command called CP_CONNECTBLOCKS, you can easily connect blocks matching specified attribute values.
This tool is useful in modeling and representing the coal seam data from MINEX files.