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Coming SOon: Gemcom MineSched 8.

The upcoming release of MineSched 8.0 provides greatly enhanced performance; allowing even operations with complex schedules or large deposits to create underground and open pit schedules in a fraction of the time compared to earlier versions. Here are some of the highlights from the upcoming release which will be available free of charge as part of your Update Service and Technical Support (USTS) subscription.

Gemcom MineSched provides scheduling for surface and underground mines of all sizes and types, improving productivity and profits beyond whats possible in manual scheduling. Better Scheduling Around Development Intersections
New features added permit for more rules to be adhered to during development scheduling around heading intersections. These allow MineSched to schedule past the intersection point at a user-specified distance before starting a child branch. A distance rule is also available for the child branch as well as time delays on each branch. With these, MineSched provides the ability to stop the schedule and model the time required to install services lines (e.g. air and water pipes) before continuing development on each branch. This leads to more correct estimation of stope opening dates and provides the time required for development crews to safely develop heading intersections.

Automatic Precedence Creation

Create multiple precedences automatically in one pass using wildcards. This allows for primary to secondary stope precedences, as well as cross cut to stope precedences, to be created much faster. The wildcards used for automatic precendence creation feature named wildcards where portions of location names following two naming conventions can be matched. This lowers the amount of overhead needed to create precedences.

Performance Improvements
Production scheduling is up to 50 times faster while development scheduling is 10 times faster, making most scheduling runs almost instantaneous.

Major Enhancements to Activities

Activities are now created in an intuitive 2D canvas. MineSched 8.0 comes with a toolbar of typical mining activities for the user to quickly add to the scenario using drag and drop operations. Activities now appear earlier in the scheduling workflow, allowing the user to support previously unsupported cases such as a drilling only schedule. Activities also appear as properties of each location, allowing for graphical selection and for multiple properties to be set at the same time.

Multiple Levels of Priority

All priorities are now set in the precedence tab. Multiple priority columns can be added to all priorities grids, making scheduling for large operations faster and easier to manage. Users can set priorities using wildcards or change them using events in the Priority Changes data grid. Similar to Production Locations, users can set development priorities in an Initial and Priority Changes data grid for Development. A complete list of new features, enhancements and fixes will be made available on the Support website ( when the software is released.

MineSched 8.0 provides a toolbar of typical mining activities.

MineSched Viewer
A new option has been added allowing users to share all scheduling results in one file. These files can be viewed in a standalone viewer application that includes all the MineSched animation canvas features.

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