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RELEASE NOTES
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CONTENTS

Deswik.Suite Graphics Changes 4

Performance 4

Anti-aliasing 5

Selection Preview 6

OverlayType 8

Point Collections 9

Elevation Coloring 10

Slice Selection 11

Precision 12

Printing 12

Visualizer / Animation Mode 14

How Old Are My Graphics Drivers? 15

Deswik.Blend 18

Deswik.CAD 19

Deswik.FM 37

Deswik.IS 38

Deswik.LHS 40

Deswik.Sched 42

Deswik.SViz 51

Deswik.UGDB 52

Deswik.vCAD 54

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DESWIK.SUITE GRAPHICS CHANGES

PERFORMANCE
l Graphics Hardware:
o Refresh speed is now more dependent on graphics hardware capability. Graphics performance is
expected to overtake v5.1 increasingly on newer GPUs, while it may be poorer on lower-end hardware
than v5.1 in some cases.
o Ensuring graphics drivers are up-to-date is essential for optimal performance. For more information, see
How Old Are My Graphics Drivers? on page 15.
o More graphics memory the better - 4GB is standard on new cards.
l Layers:
o Turning layers ON or OFF should be faster for most datasets.
o Tools | Options | System | Keep Layers in Memory - this enables fast layer-switching but uses
more graphics memory. Disable this if very large datasets become unresponsive.
l Selection-Preview: Turn off Edit | Selection Preview if you are not using it may slow down the cursor
with large polyfaces.
l Transparency: Datasets with transparent objects may render slightly slower in 2016.1. However, several
issues related to transparency, especially with points and layouts,have been fixed in 2016.1.
l OverlayType: The new OverlayType property should be used with caution as it may impact performance if
applied to a large number of entities.
l Lighting: Shaded polyfaces may render faster with fewer light sources. Use Format | Lighting to remove
unnecessary lights.
l Points:
o Points and point collections render much faster.
o Consolidate large numbers of POINT entities into POINTS collections to minimize drawing time and
memory consumption.
o Use the POINTS entity's IconFilename property to enable icon point styles which can be much faster for
large collections.
l Inserts: Rendering of large numbers of Inserts is faster for inserts with lines or solid-filled lines.
l Anti-aliasing: Anti-aliasing improves rendering quality with a (slight) decrease in performance. Anti-aliasing
can be controlled in Tools | Options. If anti-aliasing does not seem to have any effect, check your graphics
cards settings (NVIDIA or AMD control panel).
l Snapping: Snapping precision has been improved. Issues with responsiveness, especially with large
polyfaces, should have been fixed.
l Memory Consumption: If memory consumption is very high, and graphics is unresponsive with large
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o Try turning off Use OpenGL lists in Tools | Options | System to reduce memory usage.
o Tools | Options | System | Keep Layers in Memory - Disable this if very large datasets become
unresponsive.
o Remember to turn these ON again, to restore normal graphics performance!
l Power Options: Ensure Power Saver mode is not enabled (Control Panel | Power Options).
l Graphics Logging: If reporting an issue with the graphics, please attach the "glInfo.txt" log file from the
Deswik.Suite install folder.

ANTI-ALIASING

Anti-aliasing improves display quality (especially for lines and text) by smoothing artifacts and jagged lines, text,
and polyface edges which are inherent in digitized displays. Anti-aliasing achieves this at the expense of display
refresh performance, which varies across graphics cards. This option allows the user to control the trade-off
between quality and performance.
l Set anti-aliasing level in Tools | Options | System.
l Ensure anti-aliasing is not disabled in your graphics control panel.

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SELECTION PREVIEW

Edit | Selection Preview toggles highlighting of entities when the mouse moves over them. The setting persists
until changed again.

Turn off Selection Preview if you are not using it it may slow down the cursor with large polyfaces.

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OVERLAYTYPE

l The OverlayType property allows entities (primarily text, polylines, and 2D shapes) to always appear in the
foreground or background regardless of their actual depth.
l The property may be set to NONE (default, and existing depth-sorted behavior), FOREGROUND, or
BACKGROUND.
l OverlayType should be used with caution:
o Values other than NONE impact performance, and also may have strange effects in the case of geometry
with significant depth (for example, polyfaces), as depth-order is by-passed.
o Snapping also does not take into account an objects FOREGROUND or BACKGROUND setting.

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POINT COLLECTIONS

IconFileName

The POINTS entity now supports user-defined icon styles. This has the added advantage of being much faster for
large point collections.

PointStyle and SizeType

POINTS entity is now consistent with POINT by enabling PointStyle and SizeType properties, rather than just using
the document settings.

For ABSOLUTE SizeType, size is measured in Drawing Units (v5.1 was using something else).

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ELEVATION COLORING
l The Smooth coloring option enables or disables smoothing of elevation colors applied to polyfaces.

l The smoothing behavior is also different (more accurate), as the colors are interpolated at pixel-level, not
vertex-level.

l Also, unlike v5.0 or v5.1, elevation coloring does not slow down the display.

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SLICE SELECTION

Select View | Visual Styles | 3D Slicing or click to enable 3D Solid Slicing mode.

l A polyface slice may now be selected either by clicking on their boundary (existing behavior), or anywhere
inside the slice. Selected slices are highlighted with dashed style.
l Toggle this behavior ON or OFF by selecting Edit | Pick Inside Slice.

l Selection by clicking in overlap areas is undefined. You will need to click on the outline of the target polygon
(as before) in such areas.

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PRECISION

Various precision-related issues have been fixed in 2016.1:


l CAD-14692: Graphics regen issue (large model extents).
l CAD-11359: Apparent bugs with working plane and plane definitions (narrow clip section precision).
l CAD-12146: Cannot snap to point at bottom view (snapping precision).

l CAD-12392: Snapping is not working at the correct position (snapping precision).


l CAD-14006: General quality of string work in Deswik.Suite (snapping precision).
l T20150114.0001: Polyface selection bug with MineCAD data (Selection issue for objects with 64-bit
handles).

PRINTING

Some issues with layouts should now be fixed or improved:


l Printing in 3D modes (allowing clipping) improved, PDF sizes at higher DPI now relatively smaller.
l Points disappearing in printouts or inconsistent sizing fixed.
l CAD-6219: Hatching Issues (transparent polyhatches appearing darker on printing).

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l CAD-11837: Dynamic block model slices too dark when plotted.

l The built-in PDF printer is now available in Print Preview. In some cases this may be preferable to the installed
PDF printer such as Adobe, CutePDF, FoxIt, and so on.

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VISUALIZER / ANIMATION MODE


l POLYLINE, POINT, POINTS, BOREHOLE, UGDRILLHOLE, BLASTHOLE, SURVEYSTATION entities are now drawn
identically or more consistently in Animation mode as well.
l Zooming behavior is more consistent with Model view.

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HOW OLD ARE MY GRAPHICS DRIVERS?

Deswik.CAD performs checks to determine if your current graphics drivers may be outdated, or may not support
certain graphics features. You are prompted if an issue is found. In this case, you should upgrade your graphics
drivers for improved performance with Deswik.CAD.

Use these instructions to determine which graphics cards are installed, and what drivers they are using.

After you have determined which graphics cards are installed, you can then get updated drivers from the
company that made the graphics card, or contact your corporate IT department to do it for you.

Instructions:

You must be an administrator.


1. Open Windows Explorer.

2. Right-click My Computer or This PC (depending on your Windows version), and then click Manage.

3. Select Device Manager from the panel to the left, and then expand Display adapters in the middle panel
to see the graphics cards for the machine.

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4. Right-click a graphics card, and then click Properties.

5. Click the Driver tab. The date and version are displayed.

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If required, get updated drivers from the company that made the graphics card, or contact your corporate IT
department to do it for you.

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DESWIK.BLEND

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

New Commands and Features

l Blend | Enable Verbose Logging Mode: We have significantly improved the speed of a blending run,
particularly for smaller schedules, by restricting the screen updates to once for each blending period. You can
use this feature to return to the previous, and more time-consuming, method of continually updating the
screen throughout the blending run.

Deswik.Blend will also no longer automatically navigate to the CPLEX Log tab when a blending run is
complete.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Blend: When you process a scenario, Deswik.Blend produces a number of intermediate files to show the
decisions the solver engine (CPLEX) has made. Previously, these files were overwritten with new values at the
end of each period. Now, these files are preserved for each period to help you debug your blending results.
l Global Settings: A new tab, named Cut off grades, has been added to the GLOBAL SETTINGS dialog box that
you can use to incorporate cut off grade information for each of the blending materials.

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DESWIK.CAD

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

New Commands and Features

l Draw menu:
o Draw | Annotation | Coordinate Table: Create a table of coordinates.
o Draw | Polyhatches Automatically: Create polyhatch entities from multiple polygons automatically.
Fill output polyhatches with a selected hatch pattern.
o Draw | Ramp Tools | Automatic Decline: Draw a 3D decline between two points. Add multiple
curves to the output ramp polyline.
l Edit menu:
o Edit | Cancel Command: Cancel the current command.

The purpose behind this new command is to allow you to create a shortcut using the Tools | Shortcuts
command to assign a button or keystroke combination other than Esc to perform the same action.
o Edit | Pick Inside Slice: Previously, when in 3D slicing mode, you could only select a polyface slice by
clicking on its boundary. Now you can click anywhere inside the slice to select the polyface. In addition,
selected slices are now shown using dotted-lines with increased line thickness to indicate selection.
o Edit | Selection Preview: Show or hide highlighting on entities as your mouse moves over them in the
Model Space.
l File menu:
o File | Print Batch: Print layouts from multiple Deswik.CAD documents simultaneously.
l Format menu:
o Format | Color Palette: Create a customized color palette (starting from the DeswikStandard palette)
by changing the color associated with a color index. Optional; export the palette for use as the default
palette in Deswik.CAD.
o Format| Display Styles | Apply: Permanently change the properties and figure types of selected
entities by applying a display styles file.
o Format | Draw Styles In Document: Insert an annotated preview of blocks, hatch patterns, colors,
line type or text styles that have been created or loaded to the active document.
o Format | Snap Mode | Force Snapping: Enforce snapping to entities.

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Use this new toggle button when doing design work that requires you to snap to points on existing
entities. For example, there is a chance in these instances that you may click in the Model Space near a
point which appears close, but in reality is not. If Force Snapping is turned off, you would snap to the
working plane. If Force Snapping is turned on, a point will not be generated unless you actually snap to an
entity.
l Help menu:
o Help | System Information: Use this new command to easily share your computer configuration with
the Deswik Software team (if requested) in order to troubleshoot issues with printing and graphics
performance.
l Insert menu:
o Insert| Block From Manager: Use the BLOCK MANAGER to create block sets with customized 'block'
buttons. Click these buttons to insert blocks with predefined properties into your document.
l Layer menu:
o Layer | Polyline Vertex Attributes: Previously, for each attribute assigned to an entity, you could
assign a single value. Now, you can add polyline vertex attributes to polylines, which give you the ability
to assign different values to each vertex on the polyline.
o Layer | Refresh All Layer Objects: Refresh all layer objects (including annotation, unfolded sections,
tunnels, solid slices, and so on) in the active document.

Layer objects are the layers that are generated as part of a process, where the outputs of that process
are saved to a layer, for example, annotation. These layers can also be refreshed using the new individual
commands found in the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click the layer object. However, this
new command provides a quick and easy way to update all of them simultaneously.
l Modify menu:
o Modify | Annotation | Coordinate Table: Modify an existing set of coordinates.
o Modify | Attributes | Polyline Vertex Attributes | Set Incremental: Add incremental numeric or
text values as a polyline vertex attribute to selected entities.
o Modify | Move | Move To Layers: Use filter-based rules to move entities to different layers.
o Modify | Multiline Text In Editor: Modify existing multiline text using an editor.
o Modify | Order | Remove Overlay From Surfaces: Remove the temporary background overlay
property from visible surfaces.
o Modify | Order | Surfaces To Background Overlay: Set the new OverlayType property of visible
surfaces to 'background'.
o Modify | Points | Remove Icon: Remove icon point styles (previously added using the new
IconFileName property) from selected POINTS entities.
o Modify | Polygons | Remove Overlaps: Remove overlaps between polygons.
o Modify | Polylines | Segments | Delete: Delete segments from one or more polylines using a

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'selection fence'. Any segments which fall inside or are crossed by the fence are deleted.
o Modify | Polylines | To Polygon | Selection: Create a single, closed polygon where input polylines or
polygons overlap to create a visible boundary.

This command differs from the existing Modify | Polylines | To Polygons | Selection command, which
creates multiple polygons wherever input polylines or polygons overlap to create a visible boundary. This
command outputs a single polygon using a similar algorithm.
o Modify | Polylines | Trim | To Polygons: Trim polylines by selected polygons. Polylines are
automatically trimmed and kept inside the polygons. In addition, this command can detect if a polygon
is inside another polygon. If a polygon sits inside another polygon, that polygon is assumed to be a hole.
This command also recognizes polygons which are inside a polygon which, in turn, is inside another
polygon.
o Modify | Polylines | Trim | To Polylines: Trim polylines (selected with a 'selection fence') using
polylines to govern the trimming. Any segments which fall inside or are crossed by the fence are trimmed
by the governing polylines.
o Modify | Surfaces | Dynamic Editing: Dynamically modify the vertices and triangles on a selected
surface.
l Tools menu:
o Tools | Geological Models | Datamine | Commands: Multiple new commands.
n Block Model Coalesce: Reduce the number of parent cells or subcells (or both) in a block model by
combining them together.
n Block Model Polygon Generation: Generate polygons from a block model.
n Join: Join two Datamine tables together.
n Delete Files: Delete specified files.

This new command is not limited to Datamine commands. It works with any file extension.
o Tools | Geological Models | Vulcan | Grid Manipulation | Dip and Thickness Grids: Generate
dip and thickness grids from an existing surface stacking rule.

o Tools | Pit | Signal Towers: Place signal towers on a surface. Apply coloring to the surface to indicate

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the signal's reach and strength.


o Tools | Pit | Short Term Scheduling: Create blocks interactively, and then immediately see the results
from processes such as interrogation.

This command is under active development. The user interface may change.
o Tools | Query | Solid Bar Builder: Generate 3D bar solids based on a formula.
o Tools | Survey: Multiple new survey commands.
n Options: Specify the settings for the various survey commands.
n Import Jobs: Use the IMPORT SURVEY JOBS wizard to import survey jobs from either the files
captured directly on an instrument, or the transfer files exported from an instrument. Convert
imported jobs to survey stations, polylines, or points based on the 'display styles' file used during
the import. Record new survey stations in the ledger and stations database.
n Export To Instrument: Export graphical data that represents set-out or reference data from the
active document to a survey file format, including Leica SML, Leica GSI, Surpac string or text file.
n Export Stations To Instrument: Export the survey stations from a survey stations database to a
Leica job file.
n Load Survey Stations: Load survey stations from the active survey stations database to the
Model Space.
n Search Loaded Stations: Search the survey stations currently loaded in the Model Space based on
the name of the station.
n Edit Ledger: View or edit the ledger values stored in the survey stations database.
n Edit Survey Stations: Edit the survey stations stored in the active survey stations database.
n Development Laser Offsets: Press a wall polyline to the elevation of the floor grade centerline to
ensure the wall outline is at the same grade as the floor centerline.
n Press Floor Outline: Press a wall polyline to the elevation of the floor grade centerline to ensure
the wall outline is at the same grade as the floor centerline.
o Tools | Underground | Auto Development Designer: Use the new Create Multipoint Polylines
command to generate multi-point slot connections using a set of user-defined commands.

This command replicates the Auto Polyline Designer used in Deswik.LHS, which uses a rules-based
approach to create multi-point slot connections. Use it to create slot connectors to join mining blocks to haul
roads.
o Tools | Underground | Deswik.UNO (Network Optimizer): Deswik.UNO (Underground Network
Optimizer) is a new module available through Deswik.CAD that facilitates the layout of underground
development and, optionally, an associated decline network, to minimize life of asset haulage and
development costs.
l View menu:
o View | Views: Divide the Model Space in the active project into multiple viewports.
l LAYER CONTROL window shortcut menu: Multiple new commands have been added to refresh various layer
objects.

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o Refresh Gradient Change Annotation


o Refresh Point Annotation
o Refresh Polyline Annotation
o Refresh Blast Holes Annotation
o Refresh Underground Drillholes Annotation
o Refresh Polyline Plane Intersections
o Refresh Solid Slices
o Refresh Slice Along Polyline
o Refresh Tunnels By Rule
o Refresh Tunnel As-Built
l Properties:
o Use the new IconFileName variable property to display a graphic at each point in a POINTS entity.
o The new OverlayType variable property lets you display entities in the foreground or background
regardless of their actual depth.
o Previously, if you wanted text to stand out in the Model Space, the only way to do this was to draw a
polygon around the text, and then fill in the background of the polygon. With the addition of several
properties, including BackgroundMask, BackgroundMaskColor and BackgroundMaskOffset, you
now have the ability to turn a background on or off automatically behind interactive and multiline text
entities. You can change the color of this background, as well as control how far the text extends behind
a text entity.

l OUTPUT window/Model Space: Use the new predefined Command line input strings to digitize points at a
specific coordinate location in the Model Space, or to digitize polylines of a specific length and azimuth.
o @relativeY,relativeY,relativeZ: Digitize a point at a coordinate relative to the last point digitized.
o #absoluteX,absoluteY,absoluteZ: Digitize a point at an absolute coordinate.
o @length<azimuth: Digitize a polyline segment of a specific length at a defined azimuth.
o @length: Digitize a polyline segment of a specific length.
l FORMULA BUILDER: Two new functions.
o AREASURFACEINSIDEPOLYGON: Crops the surface on the specified layer to the polygon (where the
polygon is the entity being processed), then and returns the area of the cropped surface. If the entity
being processed is not a polygon, or if the surface does not intersect the polygon, the function returns
"0".
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the polygon is the entity being processed), then and returns the average dip (in degrees) of the cropped
surface. If the entity being processed is not a polygon, or if the surface does not intersect the polygon,
the function returns the default value specified.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Draw menu:
o Draw | Points | Polyline Plane Intersections: You can now generate points or inserts at a specified
Northing or Easting.

o Draw | Solids | Tessellate: Tessellation is done using the Delaunay algorithm, which does not permit
more than two points to occupy the same position in 2D space. In other words, by default it excludes
vertical faces. Use the new Include vertical faces check box to change this behavior.
o Draw | Solids | Triangle Slope Markers:
n You can now color the triangles of selected solids based on the area or perimeter length of each
individual triangle that makes up the solid.
n Use the new Remove coloring button to remove any coloring applied to triangles using this
command.
o Draw | Text | Block Text: Use the new value grid to create a list of fixed values (in addition to system
values) to choose after a block is inserted into a document. This can be useful when setting up a title
block (or insert) where you want the user to select from a list of values, saving them from typing the
value in each time.
o Draw | Tunnels | By Rule and Draw | Tunnels| By Selection: Use the new Use fixed azimuth
attribute for vertical tunnels check box to create vertical tunnels at a fixed azimuth. If selected, the
value of the attribute selected for each vertical design tunnel will be used to define the azimuth of the
created tunnel profile.

o Draw | Unfolded Section: Two changes.

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n Use the new Multiple polylines feature to add multiple cross section plots for selected entities
automatically to a document.
n Use the new text fields on the Distance markers page to control the appearance of distance
marker text on the output section.

These features have also been added in v5.1.

l Edit menu:
o Edit | Legends | Show: Generate a floating legend window that remains displayed in the Model Space.
l File menu:
o File | Export | ArcGIS Shape File: Previously, this command exported and converted all polyline
entities in the selection (that is, both closed and open) into a polyline shape file only. You can now specify
whether to export them to a polyline or a polygon shape file. Note that selecting Polygon will limit the
export the closed polylines only.

This feature has also been added in v5.1.


o File | Import | CAD or Deswik.CAD: When importing data from CAD or Deswik.CAD documents, you
now have the option of replacing any loaded blocks in the existing document with the blocks from the
file you are importing from.
o File | Import | Datamine | Drillholes and File | Import | acQuire: These two commands have

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been merged following the introduction of a new method for managing drillholes. All new drillhole
commands can be found in the Tools menu under Drillholes.
n Previously, drillholes were imported as BOREHOLE entity types using two commands (File | Import
| acQuire and File | Import | Datamine | Drillholes). These figures were stored in the
Deswik.CAD document they were imported into, and their associated attributes were stored in a
SQLite database that was loosely associated with the Deswik.CAD document. Now drillhole figures
and their associated attributes are stored in a SQLite database or Deswik.MDM SQL Server database
that is external to the Deswik.CAD document.

The process of importing and storing drillhole information to a database is accomplished using one
of two new commands: Tools | Drillholes | Import From acQuire or Tools | Drillholes |
Import From Datamine. Drillhole figures can then be loaded into a document and saved to a
drillholes database layer, which will reference the external drillhole database. This is done using the
new Tools | Drillholes | Load Drillholes From Database command.

The following settings will be stored on the database layer:


l the location of the referenced Deswik Drillhole Database (new behavior).
l the attribute and spatial based filters used when the drillholes were imported (new behavior).
l the hole display properties and annotation (previous behavior).

This command is under active development. The user interface may change.
n In addition to the change in drillhole management, multiple new options have been added to the
existing user interface:
l You can now annotate a second field on the Section intersection tab.
l Maximum value: Segment tab only; You can now specify a value to adjust the graphics size
(bar length or pipe radius) automatically to the upper limit of the graphics size. To do this, the
command first draws graphics at the specified size where the segment has the maximum
attribute value. Graphics on all other segments are scaled based on this maximum value.
l Custom color: Select this new check box to apply a custom color to the annotation text. Clear
the check box to apply the color of the segment (with or without a legend applied) to
annotation text (previous behavior).
o File | Import | Vulcan | Solids: Two enhancements.
n Use the new spatial filter to limit the Vulcan solids imported.
n You can now transform imported data to a new coordinate system.
o File | Import | XYZ Data: Select the new Include polygons in surface check box to include the
boundary polygons when generating a surface.
l Format menu:
o Format | Block Model Display: Previously, you had to select None in the Visualization column in
order to ignore the information in a row. This option has been replaced by a new Use check box that you
can turn on or off as needed. A new Apply button lets you run the command without closing the dialog

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box.
o Format | Display Styles | Edit: You can now display imported point data as a survey station entities.

l Insert menu:
o Insert | Block: Use the new refresh button to run the Tools | Blocks | Refresh Default command
from the INSERT BLOCK dialog box. This command updates blocks and title block entities in the active
project, and loads any new block files in the default folders.
l Modify menu:
o The following commands were renamed and grouped in the Modify menu:
n Modify | Erase Modify | Erase | Entities
n Modify | Erase By Attribute Modify | Erase | By Attribute
n Modify | Solids | Cut By Polyline To Volume Modify | Solids | Cut | By Polyline To
Volume
n Modify | Crop Entities Modify | Crop | Entities
n Modify | Crop Entities Bulk Modify | Crop | Entities Bulk
o Modify | Attributes| Bulk: A new Copy button lets you copy the contents of the grid (including
headers) to the Clipboard, so that it can be easily pasted into a spreadsheet.
o Modify | Polygons | Offset | Offset To Minimum Width: Two enhancements.
n Fillet corners angle: Use this option to fillet the corners of the offset polylines. Enter an angle to
use to space points on the curve. Increase the angle to decrease the number of points on the curve.
n Previously, width was calculated using the Perpendicular to sides method, which resulted in firing
a ray from the midpoint of each polyline segment perpendicular to the segment. Methods now
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l Perpendicular to direction: Fire the ray from the midpoint of each polyline segment
perpendicular to the specified azimuth to calculate the width.
l Perpendicular to direction attribute: Use the values of a selected attribute to govern the
direction in which the ray is fired from the midpoint of each polyline segment to calculate the
width.
l Perpendicular to aligned bounding box longest side: Internally draw an aligned bounding
box around the polygon, and then use the azimuth of the longest side to govern the direction
which the ray is fired from the midpoint of each polyline segment to calculate the width.
o Modify | Polylines | Label | Selection:
n Select the new Center of segment position to place labels in the middle of the polyline segment.
n Multiple new data options:
l Cumulative distance: Display the cumulative length of the polyline up to each vertex.
l Azimuth: Display the azimuth of the polyline between segments in degrees.
l Azimuth (degrees, minutes, seconds): Display the azimuth of the polyline between
segments in degrees, minutes and seconds.
l Attribute: Display a property or attribute value (assigned to the polyline) for the selected
attribute name.
l Vertex attribute: Display the attribute (if any) assigned to each vertex on the polyline.
o Modify | Polylines | To Polyline Paths: Previously, all nodes which did not have incoming edges were
treated as a start point or an end point. Use the new Pick start point or Pick end point options to
interactively pick a single start point or end point in the Model Space.
o Modify | Solids | Cut | By Polyline To Volume: Use the new Radius Along Polyline option to place
a circle on the polyline, and then move it along the polyline until the target volume is reached.
o Modify | Solids | Split and Draw | Solids | Slices: You can slice or split solids along the Easting or
Northing planes.
o Modify | Transformation Rules | Edit: use the new Google Earth datum (WGS84) options (for
both Source and Destination) to transform data quickly and easily to (or from) Google Earth.
l Tools menu
o Tools | Elevation Coloring: Use the new Smooth coloring option to interpolate the colors between
the specified elevation colors in order to transition more smoothly.

o Tools | Geological Models | Block Model Properties:

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n The dialog box has been redesigned, and many of the commands have been moved to the Tools
menu.
n Now you can report results within a group (or material) on the standard grade tonnage curve.
n Previously, you could only plot a standard grade tonnage curve. Now you can also generate a fixed
grade tonnage curve, which is similar to a standard curve, but uses a 'primary field' is used as the
cutoff instead of the field being graphed.

o Tools | Geological Models | Datamine | Commands: Changes to multiple commands.


n Block Model Deplete: Previously, the field values specified in the grid were always written to
blocks in the output depleted model. Now you can choose to keep any existing values for selected
fields.

n Fields Copy: Previously, all records were copied to the output file. Now, you can use the new
Delete duplicate records to ignore a record if it is the same as a record that has already been
written to the output file.
n Interpolate_IPD and Interpolate_NN: Previously, if a block fell outside of the specified search
radius (that is, an interpolation was not performed), if a value existed on that block, it was replaced
with the null value -1E+30. Now you can choose to keep any original values on blocks if an
interpolation is not performed. In addition, you can now specify a different null value to assign if
you choose not to keep original values.

Use this feature to maintain values on blocks that fall outside of a specified search radius.
n Pseudoflow and Surface From Block Model: You can now generate closed pit shell solids as part
of each of these processes.
o Tools | Interrogate| Batch Interrogation: Select the new Show pivot on completion check box on
the Output and selection options tab to display the output CSV file in a pivot table after interrogation
is completed.
o Tools | Options: Several changes.

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n External Files tab: Previously, the shared cursors directory had to be set using a specific field. Now
you can access cursors from the general shared files parent directory.

n System tab: Use the new Antialiasing feature to improve the appearance of 'jagged' polylines and
polyface edges which are inherent in digitized displays when representing a high-resolution image at
a lower resolution.

n Display tab: You can now set a default document line weight. This new option works like a global
variable. Change line weight here to change the appearance of any line entity in the document with
the LineWeight variable property set to "LW_DOCUMENTDEFAULT".
n System tab: Use the new Keep layers in memory option to keep layers in memory when you
make them invisible, in order to improve the speed in which graphics are rendered when the layers
are made visible again.

This feature trades system and graphics memory consumption for performance. You should
clear this check box if large datasets become less responsive.
o Tools | Pit | Reconciliation: Two enhancements.
n Previously, the command assumed that the starting topography was the planned start surface. You
can now provide both a planned starting surface (optional) and an actual starting surface.
n Previously, you could only report various mining outputs. Now you can report mining outputs,
dump outputs or both.
o Tools | Query| Pivot: Previously, data for the pivot tables could only be derived from graphics in the
active project. Now you can choose to open an empty pivot table, which gives you the ability to load
data from a spreadsheet file.
o Tools | Strip | Conglomeration:

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n Copy unfiltered solids to output layer: Previously, all input solids were copied to the output
layer whether they were merged or not. Use the new Copy unfiltered solids to output layer
check box to copy only those solids that meet the Filter criteria to the Output layer. This feature
was added to support large input layers where only a small fraction of the solids needed to be
conglomerated.
n Aggregation type: Select the new Combine option to use the Modify | Solids | Combine
command as the method for joining solids.

This feature has also been added in v5.1.


o Tools | Underground| Process Tunnel As-built: Multiple changes.
n The first and last pages of the wizard have been removed in order to make it easier to run this
command repeatedly in a production environment.
n Control settings are now remembered between runs.
n Survey name page:
l Use the new Add attributes from the input layers to the output layer feature to quickly
assign attributes to output solids.
l Use the new Import feature to import previously saved tunnel as-built settings.
n Outputs page:
l Use the features on this new page to specify the color of output solids, as well as isolate the
processing of solids to specific values for a selected grouping attribute.
l Use the new Export feature to export the active tunnel as-built settings as a
*.DeswikTunnelAsbuilt file.
n Floor, Roof and Mid survey pages: Multiple new buttons have been added to allow you to
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specified on a page in order to ensure that you have selected all the necessary data.

o Tools | Underground| Reconciliation: Three enhancements.


n The new Grouping attributes feature gives you the ability to group stopes on the same layer by
attributes (for example, planned and actual). If a grouping attribute is selected, the output report
automatically separates results into these groups.
n When running the UG Reconciliation wizard on a development heading, there are two new features
to analyze and plot the overbreak and underbreak per increment when reporting along a polyline.
The solids and walls of the increments can now be output for plotting and visualization purposes.

n The new From selected entities button lets you populate various layer and filter fields automatically
based on selected entities.
l Visualizer menu
o Visualizer | Animation Options:
o You can now choose a specific start and end date for each animation.

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o Previously, selecting the Animation dates from Deswik.Sched check box would launch Deswik.IS and
pull the dates from the schedule linked. Now you can specify the schedule file to pull dates from.
Deswik.IS is not required.

You can still pull dates from a linked scheduled in Deswik.IS by selecting the new Select Deswik.IS
schedule option.

l LAYER CONTROL window shortcut menu:


o Reload Datasource In Children: Previously, this command would display in the shortcut menu for any
parent layer with imported 'children' layers, whether or not the datasource could be refreshed. Now,

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layers are tested first. If datasources cannot be refreshed, the command will no longer display in the
menu.
l Properties:
o The PointStyle and SizeType variable properties can be used now for 'POINTS' entities, making them
consistent with the 'POINT entity'. Previously, the appearance of 'POINTS' entities was governed by the
settings defined by the Format | Point Style command.
l Process maps:
o A new Selected entities check box in the Formulae and Batch Interrogation commands lets you run
these commands on selected entities only. Previously, you could only limit the commands to the entities
on specific layers (as specified by the Layer Source field).

o Use the new Module Menu Command to execute main menu commands from the Deswik.IS and
Deswik.LHS modules from nodes on a process map.
o Use the Refresh legends on completion check box in the Formulae command to re-apply any
legends currently applied to entities after they have been processed.
l Drawing Defaults toolbar:
o You can now set the Line Type Scale and the Line Weight for all new line entities through the toolbar.
o A preview of the various options is now available in each of the drop-down lists to assist you with your
selection.

o Previously when choosing a default pen color for new entities, you could only select a 'true' color from a
limited palette. Now you can select any color from the RGB color system, the HSB color system (covering
the complete color spectrum), or you can select ByLayer to set the default color to that specified (if any)
for the layer to which the entity is being added.

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requires color selection.

Bug fixes

l CAD-15343 (Tools | Options): Previously, if you set the system to use the metric measurement system, but
loaded a document that used Imperial, all new documents would also use Imperial. However, users were not
aware that the system was now changed for all documents. Now, Deswik.CAD uses two different
measurement systems: a document-specific system and a default system.

l Modify | Attributes | Using Formula:


o CAD-14931: The "%" operator was incorrectly returning the actual result of the division rather than the
remainder. The behavior now matches that described in the Help file:

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n 5%2 = 1
n 5.0%2.2 = 0.6
n 5%2 = -1
n -5.2%2.0 = -1.2
o CAD-14935: The "LOG2" function was incorrectly mapped to Log base 10. It now returns the base-2
logarithm of a number.

Each of these bug fixes has also been added to v5.1.


l CAD-13403 and CAD-14451 (Modify | Polylines | Multiple Projection Rules | Rule Editing):
o Previously, when projecting or berming polylines without registering to a limiting surface, a surface still
had to be specified or a warning would incorrectly appear, and you could not continue. It is now possible
to leave the Surface field blank, and project to a fixed elevation or relative elevation, or offset polylines
by a fixed distance. However, this can only be done if this is true for all Project or Berm commands in
the same rule set. In other words, you must either select a surface for all of these commands, or none of
them.

You must select a limiting surface for Register commands. Therefore, if a rule set contains a Register
command, then you must also select a limiting surface for any Project or Berm commands in the same
rule set.
o Previously, you had the option to project up or down using the Direction field. The projection of
polylines in the down direction is fully supported. However, because projection rules are used by the
Process Walls and Process Shells commands, which involve additional processes such as the generation
of blocks, solids and bench solids that do not support negative elevations, the option to project down
has been removed. As a result, the Direction field is now grayed out. Any existing rules that project
down will be supported moving forward (although we do not recommend you use these rules for the
creation of solids). However, for new rules, this option will remain blank, and polylines will automatically
be projected up. In addition, negative elevation values are no longer supported in the Relative field.
o Because projecting down is not supported, when projecting to a fixed elevation, the elevation (that is,
the Level) specified should never be lower than the current elevation of the polyline. Negative values
are supported in this field, but subsequent rules must increase in elevation (for example, -100 to -50) or
the process will fail.
l Tools | Strip | Conglomeration:
o Previously, if Aggregation type was set to anything except "Boolean, Aggregation method,
Maximum count, Maximum distance, and Limit using dates options did not work. For example, if
Maximum count was "1", all blocks were grouped and conglomerated anyway. This bug has been fixed.
A Maximum count of "1" now means that only one block will be conglomerated. In other words, the
data will not be altered.

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DESWIK.FM

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Deswik.FM Server: We have made a number of changes to this dialog box:


o You can now configure multiple servers. This makes it easy to use Deswik.FM between work sites
because you can save the settings for a different server for each site, rather than having to change your
server settings each time you move between sites.

o If you are running Deswik.FM with administrator permissions, you can also use the Applies To field to
apply each server setting to the current user, or to all users.

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DESWIK.IS

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Create Activities | Create Tunnels: A new check box, labeled Use fixed azimuth attribute for vertical
tunnels, and its associated field has been added to the CREATE TUNNELS dialog box. When this check box is
selected, Deswik.IS uses the value for the specified attribute to define the azimuth of the tunnel profile you
are creating.
l Scheduling | Dependency Creation | Automatic Dependencies | Dependency Rules: You can now
select the Use Deswik.Sched filters check box to use filters from Deswik.Sched rather than Deswik.CAD.
This option will let you re-run the automatic dependencies in Deswik.Sched or Deswik.SViz without launching
Deswik.IS.
l Scheduling | Dependency Creation | Automatic Dependencies | Spatial Dependency Rule
Method: We have added new spatial constraint fields to the SPATIAL RULE dialog box that let you specify a
minimum and maximum dependency length. Automatic dependencies will only be created if the length of the
dependency falls within the specified range.
l Scheduling | Update Survey Actuals: We have updated the three Update Survey Actuals commands;
Cut solids to surface or polygons, Tunnel face positions, and Manual tools; to make it easier to move
complete portions of tasks modified by the survey actuals process to start before the survey date.
l Settings | Project Options | Data: There are a couple of changes to the PROJECT OPTIONS dialog box:
o Graphics to display when creating dependencies: You can also choose which graphics to display in
the model space while dependencies are created. Available options are None, or Polygons.
o Task graphics to export to the scheduler: You can now choose which graphics you want to save to
the Deswik.Sched file when creating tasks for any of the activity types. Available options are Task
Polygons, Task Solids, or Hulls of Task Solids.

The Hulls of Task Solids option will significantly improve the speed of running vertical overlap rules
because the hulls do not need to be calculated each time you run the rule set.
l Settings | Project Options | Fields: Two new field types, named Tunnel Start Distance and Tunnel
End Distance, have been added that you can use to calculate the start and end chainage, or distance, for
each tunnel or outline created along a centerline.
l Tools | Batch Updates | Import and export tools | Merge projects: We have added a check box,
labeled Import resource paths, to the Merge projects tab of the MERGE PROJECTS dialog box. When
selected, Deswik.IS will import a task sequence, from a base schedule that has been leveled, as a resource
path that will be stored against the physical resource. The imported resource path will be sorted by the
remaining start date.
l Tools | Batch Updates | Import and export tools | Project cascader: We have improved the PROJECT
CASCADER command so that you can now copy layouts between schedules.
l Tools | Batch Updates | Tools | Reconnect Graphics to Scheduler Tasks: A new button,

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, has been added to the Reconnect Graphics to Scheduler Tasks dialog box that you can use to
display, in the Model Space, any task graphics that have a matching design graphic in the document.

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DESWIK.LHS

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

New Commands and Features

l Auto Polyline Designer: You can now create rule sets that define how your slot connectors are created.
Similar to the Auto Development Designer, the Auto Polyline Designer is used to create connections
using a set of user-defined commands. Click Polyline rules on the Rules-based slot connectors tabs of the
MINING BLOCK SLOT CONNECTORS and DUMP BLOCK SLOT CONNECTORS dialog boxes to access the Auto
Polyline Designer.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Dump Design |Dump Lift Management: You can now choose to use an existing surface that represents
the maximum extents of your dump.
l Dump Scheduling | Dependency Creation | Deswik.Sched sequencing method: You can use the
Deswik.Sched sequencing method to use Deswik.IS-style dependencies in Deswik.LHS. You start by exporting
your dump blocks, including all attribute data and volume information, to a Deswik.Sched file. You can then
run the Deswik.IS-style dependencies in Deswik.Sched. You can even animate it, because the solids are also
stored in the schedule. When you are finished, you can then run the dump schedule by pointing at the
schedule file rather than the Deswik.CAD file. When you change sequencing method, the tabs available in the
DEPENDENCY CREATION dialog box change.

l Dump Scheduling | Reporting | Pivot Table: To include the cumulative elevation change in a pivot
report, you can now create gradient bins to be included.

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l Dump Scheduling | Scenarios |Files tab: We have changed the Field to Update field in the Data to
export grid to let you create fields based on a formula. Using this approach means that you no longer need
to export the data to a single field. For example, you could design a formula that creates truck hour fields for
each truck in your model by entering [*TRUCK]+"_Truck Hours" in the FORMULA BUILDER.

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DESWIK.SCHED

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

New Commands and Features

l Reporting Grid shortcut menu: We have added a new Reporting Grid shortcut menu item, Show Cell
Details, that you use to display the REPORT CELL DETAILS dialog box that provides detailed information about
how a report cell was calculated and how much each task contributed to the final result.
l Dependencies ribbon:
o Dependency Rules: Use this feature to access Deswik.IS automatic dependencies rules from within
Deswik.Sched.

If you share a license for Deswik.IS, using this command will automatically check out the license so
that it will be unavailable for other users.
l Home ribbon:
o Home | Color Scheme: Use this feature to apply a pre-defined color scheme to your schedule. The
available color schemes are based on Brewer Palettes, which are specifically designed to optimize the
presentation of data.

Color schemes may be applied automatically to your schedule. For example, when you import a
Primavera file, the primavera9 color scheme is automatically assigned to the WBS levels.
l Leveling ribbon:
o Leveling | Exclusion Filter: You can use this command to create filters that you can use to exclude
tasks from resource leveling during defined periods. This command is only available when you load the
Deswik.Scheduler.ExclusionFilter plugin.
l Resources ribbon:
o Resources | Resource Filters: You can use the new resource filter command to filter resources in
Resources view. The fields available to filter are limited to resource-specific fields such as Resource Name,
Resource ID, Maximum Hours, Walk Rate, and so on.
o Resources | Resource Leveling: You can now use the Use Sequencer option (a.k.a. the Super Fast
Mini Leveler) to quickly evaluate resource leveling scenarios by running a reduced set of features.

For more information about which features are supported, see Features Supported By Deswik.Sched
Algorithms in the Deswik.Sched Help file.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Gantt Chart shortcut menus: We have updated the Break Task and Break Task Here shortcut menu
items. Previously, you could not break base tasks in a master schedule. We have updated these commands to
make this possible. When you write back your changes, they will now be reflected in the base schedule.
l Task Grid columns: We have added a new Task Grid column, Is Milestone, to make it easier to filter

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milestone tasks. This column displays 'True' if a task's duration is 0 seconds; 'False' if it is not.
l Keyboard shortcuts: We have changed a few keyboard shortcuts:
o to indent a task in a Work Breakdown Structure, the shortcut has changed to Ctrl+Alt+I (capital I)
o to outdent a task in a Work Breakdown Structure, the shortcut has changed to Ctrl+Alt+O (capital O).
l Filters ribbon:
o Filters | Filters: You can now select Actual and Remaining fields when you add criteria for your
filters.
o Filters | Groups: A new setting, named Display group annotation, has been added to the GROUPS
dialog box. You can use this setting to determine if both the annotation and tasks display as grouped on
the summary bar, or if only the annotation displays as grouped.

l Home ribbon:
o Home | Configuration: We have made a number of improvements to this command:
n Display settings tab: Use the new Show split task connectors option to show or hide a dotted
row between two splits.
n Display settings tab: Use the new Hide Task Grid in Resources view option to show or hide
the Task Grid when in Resources view. This may help improve your printed reports.
n Scheduling settings tab: Use the new, experimental, Save fields as binary blobs option to allow
faster saving and loading of production fields. When this check box is selected, Deswik.Sched will
save the fields as binary blobs, which is a collection of binary data stored as a single entity.

Files saved using binary blobs are not backwards-compatible with older versions of
Deswik.Sched. All production field values will be set as '0'.
o Home | Locate: Previously, you could use the Locate command to scroll the Gantt Chart to display the
relevant Gantt bar. For split tasks, this would only display the first task split. Now, you can click Locate,
or your mouse scroll-wheel, again to scroll to the next split, and so on.
o Home | Print | Print Preview: We have made a couple of changes to this command:

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n Fit Height: This setting has been improved to fit better to the height. This setting is not
recommended for schedules with only a few rows.
n Set Date Range: You can now specify the start and end times for your print job when you specify
the start and end dates.
l Leveling ribbon:
o Leveling | Blocking Task: A new feature, Resources remain in place while blocked, lets you
choose to keep resources in place when they are blocked by another task. The resource will not be
assigned to any other tasks for the duration of the blocked task.
l Resources ribbon:
o Resources | Resources: We have made a number of changes to this command:
n Resource leveling tab: We have added a new column, named Start Date, to the grid. By adding a
date, you can now change priorities at different stages throughout the leveling process.

Existing priorities in your schedules will have the start date set to the schedule start date so they
will continue to level as they did before this column was added.
n Resource leveling tab: We have added a new button, named Cascade Resource Settings, which is
only visible if you have selected a pool. Resource priorities set on a pool will not affect resource
leveling. However, using this new button, you can quickly apply the priorities to all resources within
the pool. You are prompted to overwrite or retain any existing priorities set on a resource in the
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n Resource path tab: We have made a number of changes to this tab:

l You can now create rules to generate a resource path. The rules can be task-specific, they can
also add delays, lock the resource path to a specific resource, or force the resource path order.
l Use the Assign description to custom field setting to write the contents of the Description
field in the resource path grid to a text-based custom field that you choose. You can also use
this setting to assign non-productive activity to resource path delays.
l Use the Run rules when leveling starts setting to only generate your resource path when
you level your schedule. An existing resource path will be retained, but may not be the path
used for leveling.
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have defined.
l Use the Generate button to generate the new resource path using the rules that you have
defined. This will overwrite an existing resource path.
o Resources | Resource Filters and Resource Sorts: We have renamed these commands to Task
Filters and Task Sorts, respectively, to better reflect what is being filtered or sorted.
l Scheduling ribbon:
o Scheduling | Export Reports: A new column, named Heading tiers, has been added to the EXPORT
REPORTS dialog box. When this check box is selected, which is the default state, the heading tiers are
included in the exported reports. This is similar to using the Copy All with Heading Tier Reporting Grid
shortcut.

When you export dates, they are converted to a short date format that does not include the time.
o Scheduling | Report Options: We have added four new calculation types: GroupedAve_Average,
GroupedAve_PeriodTotals, GroupedSum_Average, and GroupedSum_PeriodTotals. These will
calculate the average or period total for all tasks in each group specified in the Group column. The values
for each group are then averaged or summed.
l Setup ribbon:
o Setup | Baselines: We have made some improvements to baselines in this release:
n Baseline reports now correctly display beyond the project finish date, up to the end of the baseline
tasks.
n Baseline finish dates are displayed on the Gantt and Report views in the same manner as the project
finish date. A vertical line, in the same color as the associated baseline tasks, displays at the finish
date for each set of baseline tasks.
o Setup | Production Fields | Predecessors / Successors: Previously, the PRODUCTION FIELD FORMULA
DEPENDENTS dialog box only displayed dependent production fields. The production field graph now also
displays dependent filters, custom fields, time variant fields, and global constants.
o Setup | Production Fields: Previously, you could not record more than a calculated production field
value because the value was calculated. We have now added Overflow functionality to let you increase
the value of calculated production fields. For example, if the value of production field 'Ore Volume' is
calculated at 500 but you want to increase this to 550, then the value of the 'Ore Volume' production
field will be 500, the value of 'Overflow Ore Volume' will be 50, and the value of 'Actual Ore Volume' will
be 550.
o Setup | Task Information | Actuals tab: If required, you can increase the production value based on
an increased actual for non-calculated production fields. Because you cannot simply increase the
production field value for a calculated production field as the value is calculated, any increase is recorded
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You can display the calculated overflow for a production field as a column in the Task Grid, or as a row
in the Reporting Grid.
l View ribbon:
o View | Configure Gantt: We have made a number of changes to the CHART VIEWS dialog box:
n Coloring and values tab:

l We have added a new field group, named Display. The field group contains a range of check
boxes that you can use to show or hide various elements of the Gantt Chart:
o Display bars: Show or hide the Gantt bars. This check box is selected by default.
o Bar borders: Show or hide the Gantt bar border. This check box is selected by default.

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o Display legends of fields: Display a legend that describes the fields that you have
chosen to show values for.

The legend will only display if you have chosen to display field values.

o Display 3D bars: Add a 3D effect to the Gantt bars. This check box is selected by default.

o Full-height bars: Display the Gantt bars at the full height of the row.

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o Display field values: Display field values on the Gantt bars. Add the fields whose values
you want to display to the grid. This check box is selected by default.

o Bar shadow: Add a shadow effect to the Gantt bars.

l We have changed the name of the Color field group to Appearance. The field group also
includes some new fields:
o Field for bar color: When you select a custom field, the colors assigned to different
values are used to color the relevant Gantt bars. You can now create a custom field using

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the Text formula data type, to use the colors assigned to each value to color the Gantt
bars.
o Field for bar pattern: You can select an existing custom field to base your Gantt bar
pattern on, or you can select the Same as color check box to use the same field that you
selected in the Field for bar color field. You can also select <Multi Pass> to use the
pattern from a multi pass as the basis for the pattern.
o Gantt bars to use field pattern: You would select this check box to use the same
pattern for your Gantt bars as that specified for your fields (Field for bar pattern value.)
l We have also added a grid to replace the Values field group. You can now display multiple
fields on the Gantt bar. Use the grid to specify the fields whose values you want to display.
n Display tab: We have added a new display option, named Selected bar. When you select Gantt
bars, they will use the defined color and pattern.

o View | Show Log: We have made a couple of changes to the LOG ENTRIES window:
n We now display icons that represent the different levels to make it easier to identify particular types
of problems with your schedule.
n We have added two fields, named Filter by source and Filter by level, that you can use to filter
Log entries. This will make it easier to view relevant Log entries.
l Gantt Chart:
o Gantt Chart | Fence Selection: When you use fence selection, by dragging your mouse across tasks
to select them, you can now move all tasks by dragging any selected task.

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DESWIK.SVIZ

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Animation Options: We have updated this command to give you more control over your animations. The
update also lets you use different animation modes, including the ability to set a different animation mode
for separate layers.

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DESWIK.UGDB

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Define Ring Sections | Add Rings Manually and Edit Drillholes | Options | Ring Properties | Ring
Options Tab | Modify: Previously, when placing rings manually (or modifying an existing ring), the location
of the drive floor was determined as the intersection between the drive slice and the design line, if this
intersection existed. If there was no intersection, then the lowest point of the drive slice was used instead.
Now you can force Deswik.UGDB to use the lowest point of the drive slice, even if an intersection exists,
giving you greater control.

This feature has also been added in v5.1.


l Edit Drillholes | Charge Holes | Manual: Multiple changes to make the process more intuitive and give
you greater control.
o Existing fields for this command have been grouped by purpose.
o Previously, you would specify a toe stemming distance and then toes were placed automatically after
you chose a collar location. Now you can manually place both collars and toes while maintaining charge
collar or stemming minimums.
o Use the new Adjustment type field to specify the method to use for placing collars and toes: Select on
screen (previous method), minimum collar or stemming distance, or no adjustment at all (when

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modifying existing charges).

l Initial Setup | Primers Or Booster Rules: Now you export existing configurations to a *.prm file, and
then import these configurations into other designs.

This feature has also been added in v5.1.


l Initial Setup |Rig Database: Use the new Use relative mining coordinates option to display the drill
setup relative to its location in the mine. When plotting, the dump of a ring plane and dip of drillholes can be
reported in tables on plots in angles relative to the direction of the design centerline, for example, -78N.
l Process Rings Configurations | Export IREDES:
o You can now define and include navigation holes as part of the export to the IREDES file.
o Use the new Atlas Copco NA option to export IREDES files to a file format that is compliant with drill
rigs in North America.

This feature has also been added in v5.1.


l Process Rings Configurations | Export Survey: Generate and save navigation holes to a layer in your ring
design. This options gives you the ability to visually validate the position of the navigation holes that you
intend to export using the Export IREDES command. Any holes generated using this feature will not be
included in drilling reports.
l Views |View Options: Use the new Pivot IDtext height field to change the default height of the text in
the pivot IDannotation.

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DESWIK.VCAD

If you have previously installed a beta version of 2016.1, please uninstall it before installing the released version.
If you have side-by-side installs of different versions, you will need to upgrade each version to the latest patch.

Enhancements and Modifications

l Animation Options: We have updated this command to give you more control over your animations. The
update also lets you use different animation modes, including the ability to set a different animation mode
for separate layers.

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