Annotated scans improves survey practices

The ability to overlay georeferenced CAD lines and surfaces and annotate scans live in the field on the Maptek handheld scanner controller allows surveyors and geologists to improve their work practices. These new capabilities help close the loop between plans and as-builts by giving a live guide to survey coverage, ensuring all the required scans […]

Drone used for major boiler inspection

Skyriders Access Specialists deployed its Elios SkyEye confined-space drone for the first time in the large internal space of the back-pass ducting at a major coal-fired power station in Limpopo. The back-pass ducting conveys the hot exhaust gases and fly ash to the precipitators, and ultimately to the smokestack. This space measures 6 m by […]

Tracking beacons simplifies site record-keeping

Comtest, a local representative of Industrial Scientific, now offers the iAssign Beacon that automatically assigns site names to Ventis Pro Series gas monitors and other compatible products within a defined range. Site assignments change automatically as a Ventis Pro user leaves one defined beacon area and moves to another, simply and accurately connecting users, sites, […]

Transition away from paper-based contractor management

Diversified mining house Anglo American has cited Passport 360 as “a real game changer” in its business across the world. Passport 360 is a cloud-based platform to enhance performance in procurement and onboarding times. It allows for improved visibility with regard to compliance, time and safety, and risk management, resulting in increased productivity. In addition, […]

Mozambican mine adopts AUV technology

A mining company in the Moatize District, western part of Mozambique’s Tete province, appointed iGlobe Mozambique to assist with aerial acquisition, as well as partially process the data. Pilot staff at the mine are being trained to fly specialised drones using RTK technology. Ebee RTK+ and Trimble UX5 drones are used to fly an area […]

Automatically generate highly detailed floorplans

The latest release of NavVis IndoorViewer 3D building visualisation software includes feature updates that automatically generate highly detailed, coloured floorplans based on point clouds and extend the routing function with the addition of a path drawing tool. The release also includes a new way to customise and view content and enterprise-ready security features. The web-based […]

Major update to construction software collection

Autodesk’s Industry Collections, which combines the most powerful Autodesk software in simple packages, have received major updates. Subscribers of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and PD&M Collections also get access to AutoCAD 2020. Here are improvements in the AEC Collection: Revit 2020 builds on improvements in Revit 2019.1 and 2019.2. Structural engineers will see […]

Taking 2D to 3D civil site design

Bentley Systems has released OpenSite Designer, an integrated application for civil site and land development workflows across conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases. The software advances BIM through comprehensive 3D site design, spanning reality modelling of site conditions from drone imagery and scans, geotechnical analysis, terrain modelling, site layout and grading optimisation, stormwater drainage modelling […]

Digital twin technology to leverage 5G networks

Neural Technologies demonstrated how digital twin technology can transform operators services at TM Forum Digital Transformation World as part of the  Digital Twins Catalyst project. A digital twin mirrors a physical counterpart to represent, predict and forecast its behaviour, enabling operators to make informed business decisions. The digital twin can also speed up product development […]

Thermal drone solution for solar farm inspections

SenseFly has introducing its new SenseFly Solar 360. Created in collaboration with software company Raptor Maps, it offers an efficient thermal drone solution that enables the automatic assessment of solar plant performance at a sub-module level. The solution combines the company’s eBee X fixed-wing UAV technology and Duet T thermal mapping camera with Raptor Maps’ […]