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Geological Modelling | Mesh Model

It is the feature used to produce a mesh (shell) model from the points obtained by the model generation process. With this feature, you can produce alternative mesh models, delete isolated points, and interfere with the model you have produced with different model editing options.

Mesh Model Criteria

The Mesh model criteria section is the section where the details of the shell model to be produced are determined. Alternative models can be produced quickly, especially with the model detail option. The transparency option in the Settings section can be used to see the alternative models that will be produced when the model detail is changed. When the model detail is changed, the resulting models will be produced according to the changed parameters with the "Apply" operation.

Model DetailIncreasing model detail will change the produced geological model’s volume. When the detail increases geological model that will be produced going to be closer to the RBF points.

Delete Isolated Points

It is the option used to exclude ore levels with smaller sizes (isolated ores) that are outside the main ore body in the shell modeling process, which are not desired to be included in the modeling. Thanks to the parameters to be determined by this feature, RBF points clustered in smaller groups are not included in the modeling in the modeling process.

ActiveWhen this option is activated, isolated points other than the main ore body in the solid model that will be produced will not be included in the modeling.
Maximum Distance

It’s a parameter to define which distance is a limit for the points to be isolated. For example, if a distance of 5 meters is determined here, it is checked whether there are other points within 5 meters of the point. Points within 5 meters of each other form a group.

Min. Number of Points

It’s a parameter that defines which point groups are going to be isolated. For example, if the number of points is selected as 5, point groups with 5 and less than 5 points will be determined as the groups to be isolated, and these points will not be used when creating the implicit model.

Show RBF PointsIt is the option used to display the RBF points produced by the Produce Model operation on the graphic screen.


The models you have produced can be edited with the model editing options.

With the 'Limit the Model' option, selected areas or parts of solid objects can be removed from the main model, and models that are under, above, or between the surfaces can be produced.

With the "Cross-Section Solid Model" tool, a reference plane can be created and the model can be dynamically updated from the produced cross-section to the plane.

With the "Add Object to the Model" option, the model can be updated using different vector objects (point, line, area) produced around the existing solid model.

Limit the Model / Select Area
DistanceThe concept of distance here represents the distance from the area to ​​the volume that is desired to be removed from the implicit model. If a small value is entered, the volume inside the area will not be subtracted. If a value greater than the distance from the volume to the area is entered and the volume didn't subtract, the "Change Direction" option should be activated and the process should be repeated.
Display the Limiter model

It creates a limiting model that remains behind or in front of the drawn area according to the entered length value (it changes according to the perspective).

Change Direction

If the limiter model created is on the other side of the selected area, the direction can be changed and the limiting model can be formed in the other direction.

Limit the Model / Select Object
Select Object (Volume)

It ensures that an implicit model is not created within the selected volumes by using the select object button. In other words, it removes these volumes from the implicit model.

Limit the Model / Select-Object (Surface)
Above SurfaceThe model remaining on the selected surface is produced. The model under the surface is deleted.
Under SurfaceThe model under the selected surface is produced. The model above the surface is deleted.
Between SurfacesThe model between the 2 selected surfaces is produced. The model on the upper surface and under the lower surface is deleted.

Cross-Section Solid Model
Create Plane

It is the tool used to add a plane to the area we want to edit on the model. A reference plane can be created on the model by using the parameters in the "Plane" window that opens when the create plane process is entered.

With the "Choose" operation, the coordinate to which we want to add the plane can be selected on the model.

Plane dimensions can be determined with X and Y Sizes.

The plane can be positioned dynamically with X, Y and Z 
Rotation options.

With the "Distance" feature, the plane can be dynamically moved to a certain distance by using the distance information at which the solid model is desired to be extended.

Create Cross-Section

By taking a section on the implicit model, it is ensured that the model is extended from that section to the plane.

Cross Section to Point ModelIt is used to expand the section taken on the Implicit model to the selected plane point. Changes can be made to the extension parameters.

Add Object to the Model
Add Selected Object to the Model

This feature allows point or line objects in the same layer to be used as RBF points.


It is the part where the style features of the model to be produced are intervened before the implicit model production process. The following table describes what each feature does. 

Layer NameIt shows the layer name of the Implicit model to be produced
ColorThe color of the implicit model to be produced can be selected.

The transparency level of the implicit model to be produced can be increased or decreased.

Deactivate the used Model

When a new Implicit model is produced while this feature is active, it displays the most recently produced model. Deactivates other models.

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