Excel Drillhole Visualizer/Resource Estimator
Deployed as a Microsoft Excel add-in, ThreeDify Excel CoreBlock (XLCoreBlock) is a Microsoft Excel based drill hole visualizer and quick resource estimator. By leveraging the popularity and ease-of-use of Microsoft Excel, XLCoreBlock has significantly lowered the learning curve and total cost of ownership for mining knowledge workers. It has become the go-to tool for field geologists, mining executives, investment banks and property owners.. XLCoreBlock consists of two modules that can be licensed separately.
The CoreViz Module allows its users to visualize and validate assays, lithology and attributes (both continuous and categorical), making XLCoreBlock a potent Excel-based QA/QC DDH validation tool.
The BlockModel Module features implicit modeling based on a very fast implementation of anisotropic Radial Basis Function (RBF) interpolation. It allows the user to quickly create and export 3D block models and iso-grade surfaces or solids. The RBF interpolator is a global, automatic resource estimator with no need for tedious variogram modelling.
XLCoreBlock provides mining professionals with a quick, easy and cost-effective way to visualize, validate and analyse drillhole data in 3D directly within Microsoft Excel.
XLCoreBlock Key Benefits
Specify drill hole records within Excel worksheet with lithology, assays, and continuous and categorical attributes; Desurvey drill holes with choices of five desurvey algorithms (radius of curvature, minimum curvature, balanced tangential, average angle and linear).
Color-code drill holes by lithology, assays, continuous or categorical attributes;
Create composites, cap composite assay(s) to eliminate outliners, and export to GeoEAS format to be used by GSLib programs (for geostatistical analysis)
Downhole annotations and and real-time data tips.
Display and browse plans and cross sections in real-time. Create topographical surface from drill hole collars.
Selectively show or hide drill holes, assay or attribute intervals..
Zoom (mouse wheel scroll), Pan(middle mouse drag) and Spin (left mouse drag) and Spin Animate drill holes and block models.
export to DXF, VRML v2 and AVI video formats.
Supports two drawing modes: uniform and non-uniform scaling modes.
Supports two camera modes: Orthographic and Perspective.
Developer’s SDK:Dual Interfaces (automation interfaces for VB and VBA, and vtbl interfaces for C++)
3D File Export: DXF, STL(binary), XGL
All XLCoreViz features are included in XLCoreBlock
Automated block grade and attribute estimation using a ultra-fast 3D Anisotropic Radial Basis Function (RBF) interpolator. No variogram modelling is required.
Generate iso-surfaces or solids for assay grades or continuous attributes; Support both single and multi-mineral deposits.
Export block model to a flexible ASCII format; Export iso-grade or iso-attribute surfaces and drill holes to DXF and VRML formats
Classify estimated blocks into measured, indicated and inferred classes