Hexagon launches new mine surveying programs

Hexagon Mining announces the launch of a new suite of mine surveying programs designed to process all data produced by various survey operations. Comprising of HxM Surveyor Adjust and HxM Surveyor Office, the new HxM Surveyor tools work cohesively to streamline collection, adjustment, optimisation, validation and manipulation of all survey data.

Together, the two mine surveying programs, Adjust and Office, offer an integrated software solution, covering all survey jobs of any scale.

HxM Surveyor delivers a complete solution for the core functionality needed every day by surveyors, whether they are out in the field collecting measurements, or back in the office conducting volume calculations and designing roads.

HxM Surveyor Adjust

The Adjust program uses the rigorous Least Squares Method to simultaneously adjust all observations and produce a single 1D/2D/3D best-fit solution, be it for a single-loop or a complex network of interconnecting traverses. The Least Squares Method ensures reliable measurements are given more weightage in the adjustment with the Adjust tool harnessing modern computing power to simplify lengthy calculations for the user. The program accepts data from almost any format, with converters available for a large variety of common data formats.

HxM Surveyor Office

A desktop survey and design program developed on the familiar IntelliCAD engine, Office offers a customisable user interface and commands for the user to view and edit coordinate and traverse data, and have changes reflected instantly in both the drawing and the database. The user can create digital terrain models and surface models in a few simple steps, and easily manipulate them by editing points, or using breaklines and boundaries. Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN), grids, and triangulated grids can be visualised directly using a powerful 3D rendering function.

The Office program stores all files in the industry standard .DWG file format. Key capabilities also include quick and easy volume calculations between multiple surfaces, or a single surface and a specific elevation; and a useful road design wizard that simplifies the creation of a 3D road based on horizontal and vertical alignment.