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XPAC FOR BEGINNER

1. BUILDING XPAC’S MAIN DATA BASE


1. Creating a New Database
2. Building the Database Structure
3. Establishing the Data Field
4. Importing Data into XPAC

2. USING XPAC’S DATA MANIPULATION AND ANALYSIS TOOLS


5. Creating and Using Database Ranges
6. Printing and Displaying Data
7. Writing Simple XCM’S
8. Storing Parameters in XPAC
9. Polygon Graphics
10. Other Tools

3. STANDARD SCHEDULING AND REPORTING TOOLS


11. Establishing a Schedule Calendar
12. Schedule Setup
13. Schedule Resources
14. Creating Input Paths
15. Schedule Reporting
Figure 1

The XPAC Scheduling Process


1. BUILDING XPAC’S MAIN DATABASE

1. Creating a New Data Base


a. Database Hierarchy
b. Database Levels
c. Records

Level 1: Mine
Level 2: Pit
Level 3: Block
Level 4: Strip
Level 5: Bench
Level 6: Seam

2. Building the Database Structure


a. Position in Level (PIL or APIL Number)
b. Record and Level Names
c. Record Number
d. Tree Structure
e. Lower and Upper Level Records

3. Establishing the Data Fields


a. Data Field Design
b. Field Codes
c. Field Levels
d. Field Type
e. Productive Activities
f. Fields Templates
g. Display Formats

4. Importing Data into XPAC


a. Raw Data
b. Import Templates
c. Delimited Files
d. Fixed Width Files
Steps to update XPAC project:

1. Main Database & Polygon database import


a. Delete polygons from all sets
b. Delete all polygon sets
c. Delete all main database records
d. Close and compress
e. Reopen
f. Turn position tables off
g. Import new main database records
h. Turn position tables on
i. Run XCM’s, F9
j. Close and compress
k. Reopen database
l. Create new polygon set
m. Import new 3D polygons

2. For Polygons Only


a. Delete polygons from all sets
b. Delete all polygon sets
c. Close and compress
d. Reopen
e. Create new polygon set
f. Import new 3D polygons
2. USING XPAC’S DATA MANIPULATION AND ANALYSIS TOOLS

1. Creating and Using Database Ranges


a. Database Range
b. Inclusion and Exclusion Rules
c. Range Constraint
d. Inverse Range
e. Range Cache
f. Auto Ranges
g. Combining Ranges

2. Printing and Displaying Data


a. Data Sheet
b. Views
c. Fast Graph
d. Field Statistics
e. Business Graphs
f. Cumulative Frequency
g. Histogram
h. Cross Tab Reports

3. Writing Simple XCM’S


a. XCM Scripts
b. Variables
c. Variable Scope
d. Commands
e. Functions
f. Sub-Routines
g. Comments

4. Storing Parameters in XPAC


a. Parameter Databases
b. Structure
c. Reading Data
d. Curves
e. Global Variables

5. Polygon Graphics
a. Polygons
b. Database Plots
c. 3 D Plots
d. Activities

6. Other Tools
a. Compaction
b. Repair, Zip and Mail Utilities
c. Worksheets and Parameter Databases
d. Global Options
3. STANDARD SCHEDULING AND REPORTING TOOLS

1. Establishing a Scheduling Calendar


a. Calendar Database
b. Calendar Wizard
c. Scheduling Period
d. Period Start Date

2. Schedule Setup
a. Schedule Setup Window
b. Scenarios
c. All Items
d. Productive Activities
e. Zero Test Data Field
f. Non Productive Activities
g. Mined Out Quantities
h. Pre schedule

3. Schedule Resources
a. Input Path Resources
b. Accumulation Field
c. Production Rate
d. Rosters
e. Roster Exceptions
f. Period Delays
g. Input Paths

4. Creating Input Paths

5. Running a Schedule
a. F 10
b. Output Paths
c. Combined Output Paths
d. Joint Path View
e. Path Fields

6. Schedule Reporting
a. Report Writer
b. Period Progress Plot
c. Mine Status Plot
d. Animation
e. Gantt Charts