TS. Reserves Tab

The Reserves tab is the area to view and analyse reserve and dump solids and their contents.

It is the primary 3D working environment for the project, which allows the following:

  • view the entire solids inventory, organised by pits, stages, benches and flitches (similar for dumps and backfills),

  • interrogate block model data for selected solids,

  • display layers and overlays for all imported project items,

  • detailed data presentation for any selected parcels and levels,

  • review reserves and dumps solids properties,

  • operations with records subsets.

Reserves tab overview and its parts

The Reserves tab consists of four main parts, which are described in detail below:

(1) Records Panel

The Records panel is represented by a window on the left side of the Reserves tab. You can expand this panel to make it easier to work with its data.

This panel contains a tree structure listing all levels of records in a certain order, for example Reserve - Mine - Pit - Stage - Bench - Flitch.

  • By checking a level it will display in the Viewport Display. You may also select the whole reserve/mine/pit/stage/bench to display or selected solids using <CTRL> and <Shift> hotkeys.

  • Select the subset you want to work with from the Record Subsets dropdown list. The information in the Data panel as well as in the Viewport Display will be automatically updated.

  • Click on the gear icon to the right of the Record Subsets dropdown to open the Configure Record Subsets dialog, where you can add, delete, move up/down record subsets (on the left) and set the output parameters of the subset parcel (Must Contain Parcel Subset dropdown) and set extension record filters (Extension Record Filter dropdown).

Configure Record Subsets dialog

(2) Layers Panel

The Layers panel is a screen component found in all Alastri applications. This panel is used to add / remove / arrange and perform other operations with layers and overlays. For a detailed description of the elements of the Layers panel and recommendations for its use, see here.

(3) Viewport Display

The Viewport Display provides a graphical representation of all the solids of Reserves and Dumps on your mine site. The user can select the levels to be displayed (mine / pit / stage / bench, etc.), switch to the display of dumps or open pits, zoom in to one or multiple solids.

The following buttons and fields are provided at the top of the viewport, and are useful for customizing the display according to user preferences.

Visibility Mode button

Graphics view mode. Change current viewing mode which affects how data is displayed in the viewport below. Click on the dropdown list to select "View Selected" (displays items selected on the Records Panel only) or "View All".

Label Display button

Toggle this button to enable/hide labels. Click on the dropdown list to open the Label Display Settings window, where you can set the visibility of labels, their colors, font, size, alignment and overlap.

Label field

 

Select from the dropdown list which labels you want to display in the viewport. You can also create custom labels, instructions see here.

Reserves Shading field

 

Select from the dropdown menu Reserves shading type to display in the viewport and to simplify working with solids. You can also create custom shadings, instructions see here.

Dumps Shading field

Select from the dropdown menu Dumps shading type to display in the viewport and to simplify working with solids. You can also create custom dumps shadings, similar to the Reserves Shading, instructions see here.

Other toolbar buttons

Box Selection

Left click and drag to select multiple blocks

Polygon Selection

Draw a polygon around the desired area

Zoom

Scroll wheel

Pan

Middle click and drag

Orbit

Right click and drag

Zoom Fit

 

Left click on the compass widget

Grid

 

Toggle grid

Measure

Function for measuring the distance between two marked points

Manage Viewport control buttons

At the right of the Viewport Display area there are two more buttons Manage Viewpoints and Legend.

Manage Viewpoints button

Click this button to open the Viewpoints dialog, where you can add a new viewpoint, delete one or few of them, move viewpoints up and down in the list, update, or take a screenshot with the selected resolution.

Legend

Show the legend display for reserves and dumps.

(4) Data Panel

The Data panel allows the user to view the data being processed. The main panel area lists all related fields, displayed according to the selected blocks in the Viewport Display or in the Records panel. To the left of the name of each field there is a small triangle icon, clicking on which will reveal or hide the hierarchy of this level. Use this feature to simplify and filter the data you need to work with.

Data panel and level hierarchy dropdown triangles

Data panel items

Data View Mode button

Change current data viewing mode which affects how data is displayed in the grid below

Parcel Subset field

Click to select displayed parcel subsets from the dropdown

Export button

Export options, see here for more details

Configure Parcel Subsets

Click on the gear icon to the right of the Parcel Subset dropdown to open the Configure Parcel Subsets dialog, where you can add, delete, move up/down record subsets (on the left) and set output options for the parcel subset.

Configure Parcel Subset dialog

For more details about this functions, see TS. Subsets Variables section.