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Virtual Mine: 3DEXPERIENCE Mine

Enabling mining innovation
through virtual worlds Above and left: screen views from 3DEXPERIENCE Mine

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hat if you could fully under- greater enterprise agility. With variable decision-support. 3DEXPERIENCE Mine 3DEXPERIENCE Mine enables ideas the virtual world to test the assembly of In another scenario, imagine a sudden
“3DEXPERI- stand every aspect of a mining demand and prices, lower grades, deeper provides a single version of the truth by to be explored, simulated, proven and a virtual version of a modular plant before rise in commodity demand. Mining
ENCE Mine operation, find innovative ways deposits, increasingly remote operations, centralizing, sharing and managing all data improved upon in the virtual world which it is fabricated and shipped to site. As a companies will want to maximize the
to improve it, and know every nook and more stringent regulations and allocation such as: resources, reserves, mine designs, would be impractical or cost-prohibitive to virtual version of a mining business and opportunity while not escalating costs
helps mining cranny of it without ever having travelled of capital improvement needs, it is critical plans, production schedules, analytics, try out in the real one. Imagine the wildest its operations, the Virtual Mine will enable and decreasing productivity. Corporate
companies to it? You can with Dassault Systèmes and to ensure sustainable profitability. historical data, etc. Through this, it and most provocative ideas you may have collaboration in new ways, bringing strategic planners, operations decision-
the world of the virtual mine. The technol- Dassault Systèmes has worked with provides an immediate, global understand- for your mining business, or a pillar in together the best and brightest minds makers, and planning engineers can work
understand,
ogy takes customers on a transformative companies around the world in other ing of how well processes are functioning engineering, logistics, or mine construction from inside and outside of the company. together, leveraging geological models,
control and innovation journey that is a true leap for- industries such as automotive and right now, this week and this month with that you would love to explore, but would Mining companies can connect to market data, logistics data, historical data
increase ward into the 21st century and beyond. aerospace to enable them to transform the ability to rapidly identify problems and be afraid of the cost of failure. 3DEXPERI- their vendors in 3DEXPERIENCE Mine to and other information to simulate different
The mining industry is at a tipping their businesses through its 3DEXPERI- introduce improvements. It also drives ENCE Mine removes these barriers. Any create a virtual team of experts. A mining ramp-up options to find the lowest-cost,
the value point in its history, in need of innovation ENCE platform – a platform for innovation. advanced simulation which will allow more idea, big or small, can be investigated. company may use the system to gather most economically sustainable options for
of their to ensure it remains sustainable and able In mining, we call this the 3DEXPERIENCE complex scenarios to be researched. On a large scale, for example, one can data on equipment performance with the ramping up production and then scaling
businesses” to better weather challenging economic Mine, a platform that spans exploration, The mining enterprise from the walk through a virtual version of a mine site objective of improving the efficiency of down when necessary.
times. That is why there has been a mine construction, mine planning, operational level to the c-suite is before construction, while at the same time its global fleet by, say, 10%. To meet this Since 3DEXPERIENCE Mine spans the
growing call from leading industry operations through customer delivery, and connected by 3DEXPERIENCE Mine in a review the economic impacts of changes goal, real-time data could be incorporated mine site to customer delivery, it enables
executives over the past several years to ultimately mine closure. virtual universe for modelling and design, to the configuration of equipment, the from production schedules to account for mining companies to deploy demand- “The world
bring philosophies and technology proven 3DEXPERIENCE Mine helps mining simulation, execution and monitoring and plant, or locations of stockpiles or haul maintenance routines, or rescheduling based scheduling. This keeps them tightly of virtual
in other industries into mining. companies understand, control and collaboration. Providing the applications roads. Out-of-left-field ideas, such as done on the fly with work orders issued to attuned to customer demand and
Mining executives are seeking to move increase the value of their businesses. that drive key mining company functions, the utilization of blimps to in lieu of the equipment operators to keep production operational performance, providing key
experience
beyond technologies currently used in the With data from across all aspects of the big data on premise and in the cloud, it building of a railway network to connect on track within shift. performance indicators to planners that is rapidly
Right:
industry, to answer increasingly complex operations, it is also a collaborative engine, drives the day-to-day running of mining the mine to a port, could also be explored. When equipment breaks down, data enable them to make smart adjustments going to
questions that will enable them to develop with end-to-end traceability and businesses and their operations globally. On a smaller scale, engineers may use can be shared with the vendor to gain to plans to maintain peak efficiency.
an example sustainable businesses that can succeed in their assistance in diagnosing and With 3DEXPERIENCE Mine and its change the
of the project- any economic climate. To do this, they are resolving the problem. Questions that Industry Solution Experiences, Dassault way that
management looking to make transformations within could be answered might be: Systèmes provides ready answers to
mining
tools available in their businesses, to bring consistency to • H ow can performance be improved questions mining companies have, such as:
3DEXPERIENCE operational performance and to enable by identifying equipment uptime, • To rapidly scale up/down production, innovates
maintenance time and other issues what changes would be required at and runs its
3DEXPERIENCE Mine enables mining companies to: causing downtime? specific mines (infrastructure, plant
businesses”
• 1 . Achieve stability by bringing consistency to the •W  ill changes in capacity, equipment capacity/location, personnel, etc.)?
performance of its mining operations through the utilization and routing are needed to • What is the most economical way to
reduction of variability of processes. most effectively increase productivity implement changes?
• 2 . Realize a new level of excellence through the rollout and lower costs? • When re-opening or closing mines, is it
of consistent, yet flexible, processes and measurements •W  hat is the best strategy for part cost-effective to reallocate equipment
globally. It improves efficiency and productivity further by sourcing? to/from operations?
allowing adjustments to be made rapidly based on
changing conditions in the operation or the market. Together with mine plans, schedules, The world of virtual experience is
• 3 . Attain enterprise-wide agility by leveraging global optimal routing, stockpile utilization and rapidly going to change the way that
data collected from all mining operations, geology, processing, all options can be simulated mining innovates and runs its businesses.
projects, logistics, etc., to identify, simulate, optimize and with 3DEXPERIENCE Mine to come up It will see the dawn of an exciting new
validate new innovations and adjustments in strategy. with the best options. However, a more era as the new frontier upon which
Here, collaboration is universal, allowing strategic teams interesting possibility is utilizing mining data new possibilities will be imagined and
to work together, regardless of location, including to find modular equipment designs that are discovered. Dassault Systèmes and
vendors, to very rapidly solve problems. optimized for specific types of mines and 3DEXPERIENCE Mine are leading the
mine deposits, making them more efficient. way. Visit 3DS.com/natural-resources.

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