MineCycle Designer is the only mine design application that enables a single dynamic environment for design, evaluation, and scheduling to dramatically shorten planning cycles and support the systematic evaluation of alternative scenarios. Through design optioneering and flexible enterprise-wide access to design data, the software empowers owner-operators to produce higher-quality designs, make faster decisions, and develop economically optimal mine plans.
Industry-driven Development to Ensure Robust Capability: Bentley designed and developed MineCycle Designer with formal cooperation and direct input from industry leaders including Anglo American Platinum Limited, AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Lonmin Plc, and Royal Bafokeng Platinum. The industry-driven approach ensures inclusion of the features, capability, and workflows needed for efficient mine design
Consolidated Design, Scheduling, and Evaluation for On-the-fly Mine Plan Optimization: MineCycle Designer functions seamlessly with scheduling and resource evaluation capability supplied by Cyest Technologies, a leading mining industry solutions provider. The combined capabilities provide a single dynamic planning environment that delivers rapid feedback on design decisions by avoiding time-consuming planning cycles that typically span multiple applications and team members. The consolidated planning environment enables the timely optimization of design, crew management, and budget to respond quickly to events and increase profits.
Rule-based Layout for Design Optioneering: The software provides intelligent design automation leveraging configurable rules that govern object creation and maintain relationships between design elements and geology. The automation accelerates the design process, providing the opportunity within the production timeline for substantial design refinement by considering many alternative scenarios to produce higher-quality designs with more optimal ore tonnage, strip ratios, and extraction distance.
Open Architecture for Information Mobility: MineCycle Designer uses native formats to publish design data to enterprise-level Oracle and SQL databases. The open architecture enables
unmatched flexibility and freedom to share design data across the enterprise and integrate with other operational systems by eliminating the difficulty, time, and expense of working with complex, non-native formats. The resulting information mobility enables novel reporting and analysis for more agile and informed responses to market fluctuations and unexpected events.
Configurable Mining Design Standards to Ensure Compliant and Consistent Designs: MineCycle Designer includes tools to define and apply business rules and mining design standards such as symbology, design rules, and workplace naming conventions. Integration with ProjectWise, Bentley’s information management and collaboration software, enables organization-wide standards enforcement through the application of global templates for projects. These capabilities reduce errors and promote consistency to enable efficient interpretation of designs across the organization.
Automatic Unique Workplace Naming for Consistency and Time Savings: The software provides an administration tool to define workplace naming conventions based on company standards. MineCycle Designer uses these conventions to generate a unique workplace name automatically upon creation of a mine object. This saves significant time by eliminating tedious manual assignments and promotes higher-quality designs by avoiding duplicate names.
Rapid Survey and Geology Updates for a Continuous Mine Planning Cycle: MineCycle Designer includes rule-based tools to adjust multiple design objects based on new survey data. Additional rules enable automatic design updates based on updates to a referenced geology data file. Integration with Bentley MineCycle Survey allows as-planned and as-mined 3D models to be quickly compared for calculation and visualization of under-blast, over-blast, and other variances. Together these capabilities enable an accelerated and more continuous mine planning cycle that increases the ability to maximize profits and respond quickly to unexpected events.
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Source: Bentley Systems
Source: Bentley Systems
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