BlastMetriX is a configurable software suite for blast planning and blast analysis. It includes a powerful 3D model generator that processes digital images either from drones or from terrestrial photos. The software provides several referencing mechanisms from ranging from scale markers over ground control points to data from PPK and RTK drones.

BlastMetriX software supports geological data originating from measure while drilling (MWD) or from geological mapping with ShapemetriX.

The main application is within the optimization and decarbonization of quarry blasting.



  • Comprehensive pro-active blast design
  • Minimum burden charts
  • Drill pattern analysis
  • Volumetric measurements
  • Automatic 3D Fragmentation analysis (module Fragmenter)
  • Import of geological data (MWD, ShapeMetriX)

Avoidance of...

  • Fly rock
  • Excessive vibrations
  • Poor fragmentation
  • Oversizes
  • Poor cast/blast performance
  • Loss of grade control
  • Wall and floor damage

Main benefits at a glance

  • Increased working safety
  • Fly-rock prevention
  • Better fragmentation
  • Reduced production costs
  • Reduced carbon emissions


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  • Data acquisiton by UAV

    Comprehensive, highly accureate 3D Model of a blast site based from arial imaging with off-the shelf drones

  • Blast Design

    3D model of a bench face around a corner with an automatic generated drill pattern – optimised placement of boreholes. The integrated configurable colour coded visualization of the burden situation over the entire bench face facilitates the identification of light and heavy burden zones.

  • Measurement of borehole collars

    Borehole collars can be localized from 3D model

  • Volume per borehole and entire blast site

    Calculated volume increment for the entire blast site and single boreholes

  • Interhole Distances

    Analysis and colour-coded visualisation of distances between individual boreholes and rows at specific user defined heights in a plan view and visualization of deviations in a “Heat Map”

  • Measure While Drilling

    Integrated rock mass quality analysis from drill monitoring data (MWD) visualized in individual plots for each borehole as well as with a colour overlay in the 3D viewer

  • Import of geolgical data

    Import of structural geologic data and visualisation of intersections with boreholes in profiles and minimum burden diagrams

  • Contour plot

    Configurable contour plots helps to monitor the blasting area

  • Sections

    Profile through the bench face before blast, after blast (muckpile) and after excavation

  • Quality control

    3D model of a blast site with the estimated bank volume corresponding to an automatic generated and optimised drill pattern in comparison with the muck pile volume after blast. Moreover, fully automated fragmentation analysis serves for blast quality control