ThreeDify Optunimizer (Optunimizer) is an Open-pit to Underground Transition Optimizer. Optunimizer allows a mine planner to determine the optimal transition zone from open-pit to underground mining with the objective of maximizing total profit of the entire mine. Optunimizer is built on top of two ThreeDify's mature optimizers: FlowPit for pit optimization and Stopemizer for stope optimization. As a result, the transition plan created by Optunimizer is optimal for both open-pit and underground mining - there is no longer a need for a trial and error design process.
Optunimizer not only determines the location of the best transition zone, but also provides the planner an option to use a crown pillar within the transition zone. Furthermore, Optunimizer is agnostic to underground mining methods: it can be applied to all stoping methods as well as all caving methods (including longwall, sublevel caving and block caving).
Optunimizer is currently in its first alpha status and will be generally available within the 4th quarter of 2016 as an individually-licensed module in ThreeDify GeoMine.