If you have non-electric in-hole detonators in the loading design, you will see the Non-electric Timing tool in the sidebar.
Creating a tie up plan
To create a non-electric timing design, you can first set the first hole to fire by clicking the 'Add Initiation Point' button and then clicking on your selected hole on the map.
You will see a blue pin with a "0" above the hole which marks it as the initiation point.
To connect the holes, you can first select the timing delay that you want from the dropdown menu. (If you don't see your required products in this list, make sure they are selected in your site product list in the Loading Design module).
Then click the 'Draw Ties' button to enter Draw Mode.
In Draw Mode you will see a circle around the cursor which snaps to nearby holes as you move the cursor around.
Move the cursor over the first hole you want to connect so the circle snaps to that hole and turns white.
Next, click and drag over the holes you want to connect in sequence.
You'll notice the nominal surface delay timing number is shown above each hole as it is connected. This represents the number of milliseconds after the initiation point that each hole will be initiated
You can change the selected delay timing from the dropdown menu while still in Draw Mode and connect up the rest of your shot
Changing the tie up plan
You can select multiple ties by holding Ctrl (or Cmd for Mac) and dragging on the map
You can then select a new delay time from the dropdown menu and click "Change Selected Ties" to change the current selection to a different delay.
You can also draw over the top of existing ties to replace them.
To change the initiation point you can click "Add Initiation Point" again and select your new first hole to fire. All holes will be automatically re-timed.
You can have one initiation point for each chain of connected holes.
If you have electronic detonators in the loading design then you'll see the electronic timing tools in the sidebar.
Hole by hole timing
To assign timing to each hole, first click the "Hole by Hole" button in the sidebar.
You'll see the hole by hole timing parameters appear and a circle will appear around the cursor to let you know that you are in Hole by Hole Mode.
Set the "Hole Timing" to the delay timing that you want to assign to your first hole.
Set the "Primer offset" to be the difference in timing you want between your bottom and top primer. The bottom primer will always be the first to fire.
Set the "Increment" to be the delay timing you want to add between your holes.
Example for assigning timing with a constant delay between holes along each row and a constant delay between rows:
Click the first hole and drag over the other holes on the front row in sequence. You will see the delay timing numbers for each hole displayed above them.
You can then change the "Hole Timing" back to your initial timing and set the "Increment" to your inter-row timing to set up the other rows.
Next, set the "Hole Timing" to the start time of the second row (1167 in this example) and the "Increment" back to your inter-hole timing (25ms in this example).
Then click on the first hole in the second row and drag along to the end.
Then repeat this for the final row
Creating a logger path
Creating logger paths is useful for making sure that you don't exceed the number of detonators for a blast box or logger. It helps you plan out how you are going to tie up the holes before getting out into the field.
To start, click the "Draw Logger Connections" button in the sidebar. A circle will appear around the cursor on the map to indicate that you are in Draw Mode.
Next, click on the first hole you want to connect and drag across the other holes in sequence.
The black marker at the beginning of the chain will tell you how many detonators are connected to that circuit.
Once you reach the detonator limit for your logger (60 in this example), you can start a new chain.
Once you have created your non-electric or electronic timing design you can visualize the firing sequence and timing.
Set the Speed to your preferred playback speed and click "Visualize Timing" to start the animation on the map.
The timing plan report exports a map view with the timing of each hole displayed along with any non-electric ties or logger paths.
You can adjust the map by clicking and dragging on the report.
You can also change the paper size that you'd like to print on with the button in the top right of the screen.
The usage report shows the amounts of each product used in the shot. It is exactly the same report as the one printed from the Loading Design module.