Wednesday, 19 June 2019
DESWIK launch new software tool for dragline and dozer design, integration with 3d-DigPlus

DESWIK launch new software tool for dragline and dozer design, integration with 3d-DigPlus

Deswik announces today the launch of Deswik.DD, a sectional design and analysis tool for design, optimisation and communication for dragline or dozer push operations.

Engineers using Deswik.DD are able to analyse and refine dragline and dozer push designs, in turn reducing operating costs and maximising value. Time savings of up to 80% in overall planning time can then be reinvested in scenario analysis to find the most efficient operating plan.  As well as automating repetitive section operations, time savings are realised through integration with upstream design and reserving tools, downstream scheduling tools, and 3d-DigPlus, the leading material movement simulation package from Earth Technology.

Ian Neilsen, (Senior Consultant, Dragline Engineer, and one of the team behind Deswik.DD) explains the enthusiasm for Deswik.DD:

"We are really excited about the release of this new Deswik tool. Sectional analysis is an engineering discipline that has seen little improvement in 15 years, and yet is a key link in the planning of many mines around the world. In developing Deswik.DD we have been able to kick a number of significant goals already through:

  • Delivering automation of section operations both along strike and down dip, in addition to manual operations
  • Eliminating cumbersome spreadsheeting and manual transcription of results
  • Integrating with 3d-DigPlus. Simulation with 3d-DigPlus is a key part of best practice engineering design, so providing a seamless user experience here is a big plus
  • Integrating with production scheduling so the impacts of design updates are understood immediately.

Now that the boom times are over, we are seeing a resurgent emphasis on a fundamental approach to improving mine operations, and have built this tool with optimization as a clear focus. "

Deswik.DD is a welcome addition to Deswik’s suite of integrated software tools for mining engineering, operations planning and mining data management. Future releases are focusing on deeper functional integration and improving all of the frustrating and unproductive steps in best practice design and analysis of dragline and dozer push operations.

For more information on the newly released Deswik.DD, go to


Deswik is a global consulting and technology company that delivers efficiency focused solutions to the mining industry across all sectors – Open Cut Coal, Underground Coal, Open Pit Metals and Underground Metals through innovative consulting, software and customized training. With a combined workforce of mining engineers and software developers Deswik has maintained a focus on pioneering new solutions for clients through an innovative approach to software development.

Media contact:

Cecile Jacques, Marketing Specialist


Phone: +61 7 3292 2721

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