The entrance of the big boys: The changing landscape of the mine planning software business

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The recent acquisition of Mintec, providers of MineSight, by Hexagon AB of Sweden is the second such entry  by a large company into the mine planning software business. This news has caused me to think about what this means for … Continue reading

Automating tasks in Surpac: How macros can make you more efficient

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Using macros, included in mining planning software, can save you a lot of time and make you more efficient in your work. Macros are commonly used to automate repetitive tasks in software to save time. Surpac macros can make your … Continue reading

Software review: MineSched 8.0

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MineSched is one of those tools that has grown in leaps and bounds. So it is always exciting to learn of a major update. Late last year, Gemcom (Geovia) released MineSched 8.0. I have finally gotten the chance to install … Continue reading

Are you ready to make the transition from Gemcom to Geovia? What are the implications of the proposed acquisition of Gemcom?

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Last week, Gemcom Software International, Inc., which is privately held, announced an agreement with Dassault Systemes (FR:DSY) for Dassault to purchase Gemcom in an all cash transaction. This puts several mine planning tools (Surpac, Gems, Minex, Whittle and others) under … Continue reading