Software Offers Improved Pit Road Design Features

Options, such as a dozer push, extended bench and spoil side mining, have been added to Carlson Mining 2014.
Carlson Mining 2014 gives users enhanced commands in designing benched pits, with many new options for road layout and safety berm placement and construction. The system provides support for AutoCAD 2014 and also works on AutoCAD versions 2004 and up. All Carlson 2014 office software comes with IntelliCAD 7.2 built in, which offers a CAD platform for no extra expense.

Another important area of improvement in Carlson Mining 2014 is the new Range Diagram command for dragline design. Additional options for dozer push, extended bench and spoil side mining have been added to further enhance this user-friendly graphic tool to size pits or machines based on mining conditions.

Other improvements in Carlson Mining 2014 include:

• Ability to run surface mine reserves more than three times faster;

• Geologic Column option to put all attributes on a single line to avoid overlaps;

• Customizable drillhole reports and borehole logs by scale, interval, depth and level; and

• More options for labeling diverse types of strata.

Used throughout the world, Carlson Mining provides ease-of-use, combined with powerful features and AutoCAD DWGbased graphics. Available in targeted modules—Geology, Surface, Underground and Basic Mining—Carlson Mining provides the tools needed for planning, engineering or automating a mine.

Also available for mining operations is Carlson Natural Regrade, which the company says is recommended by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining (OSM) for mine reclamation. Natural Regrade helps mine operations meet and often exceed environmental standards and provides maintenance-free stability.

As featured in Womp 2013 Vol 09 -