- SHOTPlus™ Variant:
- Production Version 6.9.3 and Above
- KBA Summary:
- This Knowledge Base Article details the use of the Volume Wizard in SHOTPlus™
The volume wizard in SHOTPlus™ is designed to calculate the volume between two surfaces.
To calculate volume for blastholes, please refer to the Volume Overview tool.
The Volume Wizard requires the following to complete a volume calculation:
- A Top Surface.
- A Bottom Surface.
- A Boundary Polygon.
The top and bottom surfaces must be approximately parallel to each other, and at least part of the surfaces should be within the selected boundary polygon. An example is provided below.
Once launched, the Volume Wizard dialog will be shown. The Volume Wizard dialog includes:
- Top surface selection.
- Bottom surface selection.
- Boundary polygon selection.
- Surface expansion options.
- Information panel.
While the volume wizard dialog is active, users can interact with the main scene explorer. This allows surfaces and polygons to be selected using the drop down box in the Volume Wizard dialog or by selecting the specific window in the scene explorer using the cursor.
To perform a volume calculation:
- Select the top surface from the dialog or from the main scene explorer.
- Select the bottom surface from the dialog or from the main scene explorer.
- Select the boundary polygon from the dialog or from the main scene explorer.
- Set the desired surface expansion options.
- Select 'Calculate'.
- The following will be calculated:
- Positive volume - Volume below the top surface and above the bottom surface.
- Negative volume - Volume above the top surface and below the bottom surface.
- Delta volume - Difference between the positive and negative volumes.
- Volume - Total calculated volume.
To complete a volume calculation, SHOTPlus™ will create a 'Volume Wizard - Top Surface" and a "Volume Wizard - Bottom Surface". Each surface will be expanded (based on the defined surface expansion options) to the selected boundary polygon. The volume calculated, will be the volume between the two expanded surfaces. These surfaces will be created under the 'Volume Calculations' layer by default.