Applicable plans
Valley Ridge Peak


Virtual Surveyor includes Stockpile tool which allows the user to easily measure quantities from drone surveys. Stockpile button appears in the TOOLS tab and only works on selected boundary or surface items. 


The final outputs are stockpile items. Quantities and values display in the volume box.


Quick guide for surface 

  1. Select a surface.
  2. Go to TOOLS tab.
  3. In the Volumes group, select the stockpile Material [optional].
  4. Calculate the volume by clicking on the Stockpile button.
  5. A Stockpile item is created in the viewport and the quantities are available in the volume box.






Quick guide for boundary 

  1. Select a boundary.
  2. Go to TOOLS tab
  3. In the Volumes group, select the Reference Type and set the expected value/terrain if needed.
  4. Select the stockpile Material [optional].
  5. Calculate the volume by clicking on the Stockpile button.
  6. A Stockpile item is created in the viewport and the quantities are available in the volume box.



Reference type

You can select the reference type when using the Stockpile tool with a boundary. Virtual Surveyor allows you to choose among four reference surface types:

  • 3D Surface: Reference surface extrapolated from the boundary vertices.
  • Flat: User defined flat surface. The elevation value needs to be set by the user in the Elevation box
  • Flat Minimum: Flat surface set at the elevation of the lower vertex of the boundary. 
  • Terrain State: Other terrain available in the project. The reference terrain needs to be set by the user in the Reference State box. This option is only available when the project contains multiple terrain states


Usage

  • Quantity survey - stockpile volume calculation. As describe in the article, the tool is useful to assess stockpile quantities. Even in complex scenarios like when the piles are dumped within walls.


Tips and Tricks

  • When you calculate a stockpile, the volume calculation is done between the current terrain and the selected/reference surface. 
    • Current terrain means the elevation terrain and the active terrain modifiers (for example after removing a conveyor) that are applied on top of the terrain.
    • All available data points will be used in the calculation.
  • The Stockpile output is a Stockpile item. Yo can control its visualization settings through the TOOLS tab
  • You can also select multiple surfaces or boundaries and volumes will be calculated for each item separately.
  • You can export the stockpiles as a PDF report or a CAD file.