Utilities

During the course of our work, some apps are developed simply as utilities to make our and other user’s lives easier and to form the components for re-use in other apps.

These apps are also available to the mXrap consortium members.

Geometry modelling apps

Geometry blocker

Status: Beta

Principal Authors: Chun Wei Ho

Contributing Authors: Paul Harris, Johan Wesseloo

Development support: Initial developed under the Ground Support Systems Optimisation, Phase 1

Citation:

Ho, C.W. Harris, P.C. Wesseloo, J (2017) mXrap software app, Geometry Blocker version 1. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia. https://www.mXrap.com

Description:

This app was developed for the purpose of easily generating clean geometries on a regular grid pattern.  Survey files (dxf, dtm) or Map3D (inp) files are used as input geometry to the app.  The specified volume is discretised into a regular grid of cubic cells. The algorithm detects which cells are inside and outside excavations and which cells are being cut by the boundaries of excavations.  The models can be exported in different formats for use in other software or mXrap apps.

 

Plane grid generator

Status: Beta

Principal Authors: Chun Wei Ho

Contributing Authors: Paul Harris, Johan Wesseloo

Development support: Initial developed under the Ground Support Systems Optimisation, Phase 1

Citation:

Ho, C.W. Harris, P.C. Wesseloo, J (2017) mXrap software app, Plane Grid Generator version 1. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia. https://www.mXrap.com

Description:

This app was developed for the purpose of easily generating cutting planes for displaying calculations results from other software and within mXrap Apps. Survey files (dxf, dtm) or Map3D (inp) files are used as input geometry to the app. A user specified plane is descritised onto square elements with different sizes according to a user specified grading to generate smaller elements closer to excavation boundaries. The algorithm detects which element vertices are inside or outside excavations.  The plane can be exported in different formats to be used in other software or other mXrap apps, for example the Elastic Superposition app.

Survey format converter

Status: Beta

Principal Authors: Chun Wei Ho

Contributing Authors: Paul Harris, Johan Wesseloo

Citation:

Ho, C.W. Harris, P.C. Wesseloo, J (2017) mXrap software app, Survey format converter, version 1. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia. https://www.mXrap.com

Description:

The app imports 3D geometries from dxf, dtm, str, pnt and inp format and provide options to export the geometries in dtm, str and pnt format.