Carlson Software launched Carlson Mining 2022, which includes CAD-based modelling and analytics software modules for geology, surface mining and underground mining. The release includes new additions for drillhole labeling with complete control on formatting as well as improved Google Earth exporting, allowing engineers to easily share technical drillhole information across a universal interface.

Carlson Mining 2022 contains new routines for underground mine solid creation, viewing and editing. These routines integrate well with Carlson Laser Measurement Devices systems for precision mapping and measurement, the company reported.

The Carlson Geology block model viewer has improved loading speed, and the added inspector option allows users to reveal individual block attributes. It gives the ability to increase or decrease specific grade opacity. The command Block Model Statistics can report by grade parameter.

A new feature within Carlson Surface Mining is the ability to evaluate mine timing without the inclusion of waste or non-key material. This allows for accurate mine scheduling when spoil removal is subcontracted, the supplier said. Non-key tonnage is now trackable through the entire scheduling workflow.

In Carlson Underground Mining, the Make Solid From Design command supports vertical alignments and outputs cross-sections and template 3D polylines. When viewing solids, separate colors can be used to distinguish internal and external faces.

Carlson Mining 2022 is part of the overall Carlson 2022 Office Software release, which includes several modules, including Survey, Civil, Hydrology, GIS, CADnet, Construction and Point Cloud. Carlson 2022 runs on both AutoCAD 2022 and IntelliCAD 10.1.