GeoTools-CADPower e-Newsletter # 422:

  
 

 



April 21, 2017
Bengaluru, India

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**** Headlines Today:

*** CADPower & GeoTools V 18.01 Update:

** Misleading message removed: GeoTools & CADPower automatically run a startup lisp (if found) called CP_STARTUP.LSP / GT_STARTUP.LSP.

Due to a bug, there was a misleading error message each time that the file could not be found. This message has been removed.

** Wildcard search added in CP_VIDEOS, CP_BRICSYSTV and CP_MAINTENANCE commands in CADPower and GT_VIDEOS command in GeoTools.

While using these commands, it is now enough to simply type the string you want to search (in the fiter window). It is not necessary to add an asterisk
'*' character to denote a wildcard search. It is now automatic.

** In the Mining and Geological section of GeoTools, there is a sample bore hole block called BORE_HOLE_BLOCK. This is a dynamic block with the following visibility states:

- Default
- Problematic Quality
- Blue
- Positive
- Negative

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.

** New commands added:

GEOL_BOREHOLESECTION (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Draw cross-section across bore-holes): Draw bore hole sections

GEOL_BOREHOLEPLANNER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Bore-hole sections planner): Bore Hole Planner - Across lease area

The GEOL_BOREHOLEPLANNER command is the first process command to use when you start mineral exploration and design. Once your base-map is available and mining lease area defined, you can use this command to create bore-hole section lines across the mining lease area (closed boundary) at user defined intervals along and across the area.

Bore-holes are then drawn as dynamic blocks (named BORE_HOLE_BLOCK) along the section line at each vertex point.

It has a visibility state that defines its quality pictorially. The following states can be set:

Default
Problematic Quality
Blue
Positive
Negative

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.

In addition, the block has the following attributes:

X - Easting (X) coordinate of the bore-hole location
Y - Northing (Y) coordinate of the bore-hole location
Z - Elevation (Z) coordinate of the bore-hole location
NAME - Bore-hole ID or name
QUALITY - Quality of the bore-hole yield
DEPTH - Depth to which it has been drilled
DIP - The dip angle of the bore hole
STRIKE - The strike angle of the bore hole

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.

GEOL_BOREHOLEINSERT (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Insert bore-hole along a section): Insert bore hole along a section

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 CADPower 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.

GEOL_BOREHOLETEXTSMALLER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole text smaller): Make bore hole text smaller

Decreases the size of the bore-hole text 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.

GEOL_BOREHOLETEXTBIGGER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole text bigger): Make bore hole text bigger

Increases the size of the bore-hole text 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.

GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONRENAME (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Rename a bore-hole section): Rename a bore-hole section

The GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONRENAME command renames a section and all bore-holes along the section.

GEOL_BOREHOLESMALLER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole size smaller): Make bore hole size smaller

Decreases the size of the bore-hole 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.

GEOL_BOREHOLEBIGGER (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Make bore-hole size bigger): Make bore hole size bigger

Increases the size of the bore-hole 10% each time. The bore-holes are read automatically from the designated layer.

GEOL_MAKE3DSECTIONS (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Create 3d bore-hole sections): Make 3D bore-hole cross-sections

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.

(At the time of this writing, this command is still partially in development, partially complete and is in alpha version)

GEOL_BOREHOLEEXPORT (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Bore-hole export to CSV): CSV Export bore-hole section / points data

The GEOL_BOREHOLEEXPORT command allows you to select bore hole sections or bore-hole blocks and exports them into a CSV file with pre-determined format.

GEOL_BOREHOLESECTIONDELETE (GeoTools -> Mining & Geological Tools -> Delete bore-hole sections) : Delete bore hole sections / points

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