VANCOUVER – The latest version of MineSched surface and underground scheduling solution, version 8.0, is now available from Gemcom Software. The developer says it provides greatly enhanced performance as well as many new features.
The MineSched development and scheduling engines have been rewritten, offering users up to 20 times improvement in scheduling run times. Since MineSched 8.0 supports larger datasets, the user interface (UI) has seen several performance improvements that allow swifter navigation through all the tabs.
A new option has been added allowing users to save all scheduling results in one file. These files can be viewed in a standalone application called the MineSched interactive viewer that includes all the MineSched animation canvas features.
The activities functionality has been reorganised into three intuitive screens and is centered around a new activity canvas that enables scheduling configurations not possible in earlier versions.
The new UI now supports the addition of multiple levels of priority so that, for example, underground customers can prioritise stopes, areas and levels separately. This will greatly enhance long term scheduling and/or support for large datasets.
MineSched 8.0 features “named wildcards” that allow users to create multiple location precedences using one expression. This will reduce setup time and improve scheduling accuracy for schedules with many locations such as stope by stope long term plans and ring by ring short term plans.
New intersection rules are available in the development scheduling connection (formerly corrections) tab. By controlling when a child branch of a heading can start and when the development of the parent heading can resume, MineSched 8.0 provides much more accurate stope opening dates.
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