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|Longitudinal faults||Cross-sectional fault||Terrain isolines ACAD||Terrain strings DM||Drillhole database|
|Datamine 3D Holes|
|1)||If anything you do works, continue doing it.|
|2)||If anything you do does not work, stop doing it.|
|3)||If you are not sure what to do, do nothing.|
Select the digital key and copy it to the clipboard. It comes in e-mail text, ASCII, *.txt or any other text file.
Go to Start | All Programs | Datamine | Licence Services | Licence Manager
Wait for the License Manager to open. Press F1 to bring up the Register New Key dialogue. Most likely you will see the key pasted in the window cell appeared. This happens if your machine clipboard contains the key. If the cell is blank, that is the clipboard is empty, copy the code from Notepad and paste it into the space provided and press OK.
Launch Studio 3 either clicking it's icon on the desk top, or choose Start | Programs | Datamine | Studio 3
Select Create Project to open Studio Project Wizard
Press Next > to open Project Properties
While you pick up a new name for the project in the Name cell, it's name changes in the Location cell, too, as you type it in the Name cell. Project file name may depend on your mining project name, it can also take your favourate car model or pet's name, etc. We leave the default name for it since we have no special preferences yet. You may press Next > with Create Extended precision project ticked off, should you go further with no changes to Project Settings. But for now, just make sure Create Extended precision project and Automatically add files currently in this directory when the Next > is clicked are ticked off and press Project Settings... button to change Project Settings
Tick off the boxes as highlighted on screen shot. By doing this you will make sure the files are added to the project automatically. We will discuss later what it means. For now, press O'K to return back to the Project Properties
Tick off Create Extended precision project again (it comes out blank after you choose to change Project Settings in previous steps), and press Next >
We have no files yet to add to the project in the Project Files window. For this moment, just press Next >
You will see a Design Window. By default it is set with black background.
By default, Studio 3 displays the following window tabs: Start, Design, Visualizer, Files, Plots, VR. You can activate a window by pressing on the tab. If you axidentally closed any of the windows or want to display additional windows, go Views | Windows , and select from the menu.
Now press the Start tab. Click either on the Current Profile or Select images in the Getting Started section.
By default, Studio 3 offers Profile 1. But you can scroll down and pick up any of the profiles you feel more comfortable with and press Load.
In project session, Datamine files are variably devided into 2 categories: internal and external. If a file is added to a project, it is considered internal. Certain manipulations in Studio 3 require files to be added into the project before performing calculations or operations. Any datamine file, which is not added into the project is considered external. Technically there is no difference between the files. One and the same file may be external for one project and internal for the other.
In this tutorial we will use the following types of Datamine files:
In Studio 3 the term
external file is rerserved for Datamine files. From Studio 3 point of view,
CAD or TXT file being
imported, manipulated, or exported, can not be considered internal or external. If you have not yet downloaded
sample files, go to sample files section to download them, or else
download a single sample file,
a wireframe of a tectonic faults, used in this exercise.
Un-RAR it within the directory it is saved on you hard disk (should be C:\\Downloads)
To import it into Design window as an external file, go to
Instrument panel, Data | Load | External Datamine File | Wireframes
Browse for the file tm_quartz_fault_wfTR.dm on you hard disk, select it and press Open.
In the next window select tm_quartz_fault_wfPT.dm and press Open
Press OK in the next window. A wireframe file of a tectonic fault will appear in Design window
|Once you have Studio 3 installed on your machine, you would already have Datamine official training files available on your hard disk before you start the program first time. However in this training course I will be using files I had made while working on a TUXMANNEWK project near Broken Arrow, CUSIANA, CASANARE, COLOMBIA.|
Click on the image below to view high resolution vintage map.
While in Design window, type uv, the abbreviation for Update Visualizer, to activate Visualizer window. Rightclick on the Visualizer window and pick up the options to change view angle, rotate, perspective, etc.
Press Design tab to return to Design Window. Depending on the coordinates of the view point, the file loaded in Design window may not fit into the screen area and not appear immediately. Or when you unload a file, it still might look present on the Design window, though absent in memory. In this case type rd to redraw the screen.
Regeneration of the screen is common procedure in CAD systems. Some of them, like AutoCAD, have, if engaged, a function of automatic regeneration of the screen to clean it up from the traces left by removed or unloaded objects. In Datamine Studio 3 you can use manual regeneration only.
You can change view angle interactively right in the Design window by holding Shift key and moving the pointer around with left button on (Shift+Left Button). Remember, you are not rotating the object. You are just moving the view point around.
To return to plan view, type 1 and click on the window anywhere within the empty area and select Plan from the menu. Press OK
You can change the view plane in Design window by picking up options from the Set Viewplane menu after selecting View | Set Viewplane.
By default, Studio 3 creates Database folder on disk C:, C:\Database. As mentioned above, when creating
a new project, the program also offers you to save it in a Project folder in Database folder. In a project folder
it is recommended
to create CAD folder for supported vector drawing formats (
*.dwg, *.dxf, etc.) other than
ODBC folder for
Excel, Access, text and CSV files. Studio 3 session file
files are kept directly
in the project folder.
If you have not yet downloaded
sample files, go to sample files section to download them, or else
download RAR file either by
clicking here or on the picture below.
The file contains digitized isolines of a mine site terrain map. Un-RAR it into
We will add previously downloaded AutoCAD file to the project. It is important to categorize the file
based on the type of objects included in it -- poitns, strings, or wireframes. This time the objects are strings.
It does not matter where the CAD file is located -- in CAD folder of your project, somewhere else on
the hard disk, or on the memory card. By
Adding To Project you create Datamine
files out of CAD files -- In Design window go to Menu bar > File | Add To Project | Imported From Data Source....
In Import Data window, Driver Category pick CAD, pick AutoCAD(stings) in Data Type. Press OK
In the Open Source File window locate and select the desired file an press Open
In the Read drawing file tick off Load All Layers to view the AutaCAD layers you would want to use. This time we use all of them. Press OK
Tick off Table file box and leave Point file and String file boxes intact. If you do not want to keep Autocad file name for your Datamine files, you should enter a new one in Base file name field. Press OK.
Two new Datamine files are created in your project folder -- string file and point file. They share names with the same root, but different ending -- ST for strings file and PT for points file.
If you have not yet downloaded sample files, go to sample files section to download them, or else download a single sample file, compressed file of digitized isolines in *.dm format. Remember, Datamine creates 2 files of sting objects -- point and string file. Unpack the RAR file. Go to Instrument panel, File | Add to Project | Existing files...
Select _tuxmanook_topoST file and click Open.
The file will be added to the Project. You can check its availability in the Project Files tab on the left of the Design window.
Computer program makes what we tell it to do, and not what we would like to be done.
To remove files from Studio 3 seeion, go to Data | Unload | Select
Select file to be unloaded and press OK. The file will be unloaded from the session only, but will remain in the project files list had it been added there previously .
Project Files tab lists all the Datamine files added to the project.
Rightclick a file in the Project Files tab to initiate a context menu and choose one of the options.
You can download a file into Design window by draging and dropping it from the Project Files tab into the window.
Note that if you pick Delete option, the file will be deleted from you hard disk entirely -- that is you will not find it in the Recycle Bin.
Remove From Project option removes the file from current project thus changing the file status from
external, but the file is retained on your hard disk.
Sheets tab lists files of objects, loaded into the windows. You can hide or display the objects by ticking on or off the boxes. Objects with boxes ticked off will hide from the window, but remain in the session and could be displayed on demand.
You will need to regenerate your screen by pressing rd to view changes.
Loaded Data tab displays loaded files and attributes they hold.
Very often you will need to export Datamine files you created in Studio 3 session into other CAD system to share your work with other individuals or groups which may not necessarily use Studio 3 in their work, such as surveyors, geotechnical or civil engineers, etc. The most popular file exchange format is DWG and DXF (drawing exchange format) by Autodesk. DXF can be imported in any CAD platform.
In design window, go to Data | Export
Select the object you created in Design window from the list in the Object to Export window and press O'K
By default, Studio 3 selects CAD in Driver Category, but you can pick up other platforms if needed. Press O'K.
In Save in: box, go to CAD folder in your project directory
C:\Database\ProjectName\CAD. Fill in File name: box
and press Save.
WHEN YOU SAVE SOMETHING ON YOU COMPUTER HARD DISK, DO NOT FORGET WHERE YOU SAVE IT.
You can preview Datamine files directly from the Windows Explorer without opening Studio 3 session. Rightclick the file, choose Preview
Datamine Table Preview program opens. You can manipulate with the view point by holding left button on and dragging the mouse. Rightclick opens a context menu, where you can choose additional visualisation options. You can not modify or save objects in Table Preview
Datamine Studio 3 is a typical Windows praphics program that makes use of menus, toolbatrs, panels and paletts. However, every program has its own peculiarities you have to remember. To make sure you mastered the procedures you learnt, it is recommended for you to follow the exercises at the end of each chapter.
Information about the ore body geometry has been obtained from the drillhole data analyses. The sketch below shows what we will be modeling.