PointStudio 8 is the logical progression from I-Site Studio, Maptek said. The new generation 3-D platform for modelling, analysis and reporting is delivered on the Maptek Workbench, which unlocks data sharing with other Maptek applications.
Maptek's product manager for mine measurement, James Howarth, said: "Customer needs were the key mindset behind the PointStudio release. A modern ribbon interface improves usability and means faster uptake for new users."
One of the benefits of moving to the Workbench is access to the Workflow Editor for building interactive command sequences. PointStudio users can link workflow components to data and easily run automations in context.
"A good example is site-configured registration workflows. This incorporates data import and filtering, as well as all the steps required for getting a registered point cloud ready for processing and analysis," Howarth said.
"Undocking views when running multiple monitors helps users compare plans against as-builts, improving interpretation. Users can create their own toolbars, menus and shortcut keys to suit individual work patterns.
"It's not only surveyors who realise the value of advanced spatial measurement systems. Geologists, mining engineers and geotechnical engineers understand that accurate spatial data is crucial to a mine's success. This multidisciplinary approach has contributed to the maturing of our software and hardware and all stakeholders in a mining operation benefit."
"Our customers rely on Maptek to provide the most flexible and versatile mine measurement tools an operation can deploy. The same innovative technology delivers survey, stockpile management, highwall mapping, geotechnical analysis, and stability and convergence monitoring."
According to Maptek, operations will be able to easily identify overbreak and underbreak with the new underground reporting tools. Benefits include reducing grade dilution and revealing unnecessary development and pre-blast issues by highlighting unstable areas.
PointStudio 8 has now been released to global customers.