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Dassault Systèmes adds Strategic Mine Planner and Underground Mine Designer roles to GEOVIA portfolio

Dassault Systèmes has used this week’s Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention, in Toronto, Canada, to showcase the latest portfolio advancements of its mining flagship brand GEOVIA.

GEOVIA solutions provide end-to-end virtual twin experiences focusing on the intersection of natural resources, infrastructure and urban planning, the company explains.

The GEOVIA solutions portfolio is transforming significantly to seamlessly integrate with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This integration establishes a unified source of truth, empowering organisations to strengthen their resilience in a swiftly evolving landscape while securing a competitive edge across the entire mining value chain, spanning from pit to port, according to the company.

The latest advancements in the GEOVIA portfolio include the Strategic Mine Planner role and the Underground Mine Designer role, which are available now.

The GEOVIA Strategic Mine Planner role complements the Pit Optimizer role, allowing users to develop a comprehensive strategic plan that is robust and reliable by evaluating critical input parameters through multiple scenario analyses, from development to closure, the company says. It enables the simultaneous or sequential application of several advanced value-adding options for optimising capacity to create a robust mining schedule that prioritises value and ecological responsibility. The role counts with a novel optimisation technology, based on an extension of the Bienstock-Zuckerberg algorithm, which provides increased net present value while significantly speeding up runtimes compared to any other commercial solution.

The GEOVIA Underground Mine Designer role enables the user to rethink the design experience of underground mining by evaluating multiple options thanks to generative parametric modelling, Dassault Systèmes says. Users can generate and evaluate various development designs through a highly automated process, offering an optimal design assessment. Adopting a “Safety by Design” approach allows compliance with requirements and safety standards related to underground excavations, from physical constraints to geotechnical features. The new Underground Mine Designer role allows significant time savings and transparency through seamless process and data model continuity between different mining levels, development areas and practical access designs, it added.

The two new roles complement the GEOVIA portfolio for mining in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, which also includes Geology Modeler, Geoscience Referential Manager, Earth Engineering Coordinator and Pit Optimizer.

Mauro DelleMonache, CEO, GEOVIA, Dassault Systèmes, said: “GEOVIA solutions facilitate smooth collaboration, streamlined data exchange and enhanced workflow efficiency, empowering mining companies to make well-informed decisions, elevate operational performance and achieve operational and sustainability objectives. Our motivation stems from the vision of modelling a sustainable planet where technology, knowledge and know how play pivotal roles in advocating responsible management of natural resources.”