Viewing the Charging State of the Blast

Note: This section applies to charging licenses only.


Having imported a charging design, you can view the charging state of the blast graphically or in tabular form, and then enter loading data for the decks in each blasthole.

The graphical view gives you an overhead plan of the holes (colour-coded according to their state) and the table view presents the data in a tabular form which can be filtered in various ways.

To view the charging state and enter loading data, tap CHARGE.


The graphical view is shown by default. If you prefer the table view to be the default, change the setting on the Preferences tab of the General Options screen. From either view you can:

  • Enter loading data for a single hole
  • Enter loading data for holes on the loading path (if a path has been set)
  • Switch to the other view
  • Access various other features and tools.

On the graphical view only, you can also set or modify the loading path.

On the table view, you can apply different filters to the list of holes to change the way it is sorted.


Graphical View

The graphical view of the charging design is very similar to that of the drilling design, except that the background colour is pale blue.


The dipping menu options have been replaced with loading options (and there are a couple of other menu differences) but all the same toolbar buttons are present and perform the same actions as on the dipping blast view.

If you hold down on a hole, you will see a popup menu which contains shortcuts to some of the menu options on the main menu.

The dipping path has been replaced with the loading path. This specifies the order in which blastholes are to be loaded.

An extra toolbar button is present on the charging blast view:

dp17.pngShows the backfill settings for this blast. This acts as a shortcut to the Backfill tab on the Blast properties screen.


Loading Screen Sequence

If you tap on a hole, the first screen in the loading screen sequence will be displayed. The loading screen sequence is set on the Sequence tab of the Charging Options page. By default, the first (and only) screen in the sequence is the charging data entry screen. This prompts you to enter as-loaded information about the next loadable deck in the hole. You can, if you wish, change the screen sequence to begin with the blasthole loading summary instead. This screen provides an overview of all decks in the hole from which you can select a deck to edit.

You can also choose to begin the loading screen sequence with the dipping data entry screen, and then follow it with either of the aforementioned loading screens. This allows you to dip a hole immediately before loading it.

Note: When entering loading information for a blasthole, DIPPlus will not necessarily prompt you to enter data for every deck in the hole. You can specify which decks you want to be prompted for y setting the deck loading sequence on the Charging Options page.

The charging colour selector is shown by tapping the dp13.png graphic button on the toolbar. Like the dipping colour selector, it is divided into two pages which are navigated by swiping left or right or by tapping on the page number buttons.


Page 1 contains the states and colours that are shown on the blast view. Page 2 (which is identical to that on the dipping colour selector) shows the hole types.

There are two colour schemes available on the charging view of the blast:

  • Colour the holes according to their load state (shown in the screenshot above).
  • Colour the holes according to whether their loading design was generated by a loading rule or was created manually.


Table View

To get to the table view from the graphical view, choose Menu / View / Table View.

The table view shows the status of the blastholes according to the currently selected filter. Choose the filter from the drop-down list at the top of the screen.


Blastholes that meet the criteria associated with the filter are shown in black text at the top of the table. The remaining holes in the blast are shown in grey text at the bottom of the table.

Many of the graphical view's menu options are also available in the table view.

There is also a popup menu which appears if you hold the stylus down on a row in the table.

Depending on the filter that is currently in force, you can see more details about a particular hole by choosing View Details from the popup menu. 

The table below tells you which filter is currently selected.dp16.png

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