CheX

CheX is mXrap’s new system for setup and support. It is a checklist-based website which helps users to follow step-by-step instructions to complete tasks such as setting up a root folder, applying a patch and doing a default backup. The login details for CheX are the same as those for mXsync (if you’re unsure what your details are, send us an email at support@mxrap.com). Keep an eye out for CheX, as it could come in handy for you in the future!

CheX can be found at: https://mxrap.com/chex/

New Videos Website

mXrap.com has a new training videos website!

The new website has an improved interface and revamped training programme, along with some new videos (including event density isosurfaces and system design). The new login system allows us to show you which videos you’ve already watched.

To access the new site, go to www.mxrap.com/mxvideos and log in with your Google account, Microsoft account or with any other email address. If you have any questions about the new videos website or anything else related to mXrap, email support@mxrap.com.

Video Creation

mXrap now has a video creation panel!

To create your videos, simply open the ‘Video Export’ panel. You can then choose whether you want to take a video of just the General Analysis 3D view, or of any other tool in General Analysis. To make a video of the General Analysis 3D view, you just need to choose where to save the video, give it a name and a Frames Per Second (FPS). Then you choose the time slice settings (start, slice width and number of slices). You can also make these slices overlap in order to create a smoother video. Once these have been set, simply press the ‘Export Video’ button and your video will be created.

The generic video creation works in a similar manner, however for each tool you want to capture, you will need to go to the eXport tab on the right hand side and choose the location for the video, set the FPS and press start. Then you set the time slicing variables and press the Export Video button and all the tools which you pressed start for will have a video created for them. 

Once you’re done, you’ll have an excellent video!

Survey Decimation

Are your surveys really slow to load? Are you having difficulty rotating your 3D view?

The problem might be the level of detail in your survey files. If the level of detail of survey files is unnecessarily high, it will slow down the 3D view for no reason. This is often the case with stope CMS files. To reduce the level of unnecessary detail in your survey files:

Open the Survey Setup Window (can be found in the General Analysis app) and select the surveys you’re interested in (on the left). Click on Decimation, then turn on the Decimation Override using the tick box. Set the Target Reduction. This number is how much mXrap will try to reduce the size of your surveys (i.e. with a Target Reduction of 90%, mXrap will try to reduce the number of points to 10% of the original size). You should set this to as high a number as possible, while still being able to see the level of detail in your surveys that you need (somewhere between 60 and 90% often improves the speed of the 3D view dramatically, without making the surveys look awful). Don’t forget to Rebuild the Cache and hit Save before looking at your 3D view!

If you need a refresher on updating surveys, watch the Survey Setup training video here.

Survey Input Configuration

Are you unable to see your surveys, but can’t work out why? Are some of your surveys located a long way away from the rest of your mine when they shouldn’t be?

This could be due to the input configuration of your survey files. The order of the co-ordinate components (Easting, Northing, RL) are sometimes different for some survey formats, so we have to ‘flip’ the X and Y co-ordinates. This is often the case for DTM files. To fix this:

Open the Survey Setup Window (can be found in the General Analysis app) and find the surveys with an issue. Click on Input Config, then turn on the Override using the tick box. Click the swap button between X and Y to change whether X and Y are the first or second column. Don’t forget to rebuild the cache and hit save!

If you need a refresher on updating surveys, watch the Survey Setup training video here.

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