I am accustomed to using benchmarks, that I place during the survey, while I am building the design. It would be helpful to be able to see the benchmarks while in the proposed Topo.
- On behalf of a user in MO USA7 votes
This feature is now available in OptiSurface Designer V2.4. Benchmarks are now separated in their own layer which you can turn ON and OFF and overlay with any other map.
We have faced one issue where i hope you could help us in future. When forming the fields and filling up the ponds it is almost always they come back after a few passes and some rain or winter. Could you add to optisurface such a feature that it would be possible to determine the amendment % for ponds being filled. For example so that if we fill 10 cm then it would be actually 12 cm for those places. Typically when we cut there is though bottom soil on those places and they dont go anywhere, but next to it at the filled pond can really drop few cm.
We get quite a lot of feedback from customers when they assume it will be ready after first visit, but it is not, and need to go second time there.
Thanks in advance
- on behalf of Rami Lilja, Finland
We have faced one issue where i hope you could help us in future. When forming the fields and filling up the ponds it is almost always they come back after a few passes and some rain or winter. Could you add to optisurface such a feature that it would be possible to determine the amendment % for ponds being filled. For example so that if we fill 10 cm then it would be actually 12 cm for those places. Typically when we cut there is though bottom soil on those places and they dont go anywhere, but next to…1 vote
Great idea and it has been requested by others. It is available in OpriSurface Designer Version 2.7. Get it and let us know how it goes.
We work a lot with Centre Pivots and it wold be helpful to have a tool to draw the boundary perfectly round for the field. Some clients also want the road around the field cut lower, so it would help to be able to offset (create) a breakline from a boundary.3 votes
Thanks for the feedback. In OSDv2, there is an option to draw lines and polygons, including circles or ellipse.
Go to the left hand side to Project Explorer > Miscellaneous > right click Drawings > Add/Edit > use the toolbars under the Menus to draw. You can edit a drawing by selecting then right click to see the options.
I usually use the 3pt Circle as a guide for the boundary of a pivot.
After drawing the circle, right click for more options and select Convert to Zone then select Boundary.
For the create breakline from a boundary, we’re looking into it and may be included in V2.6 or later.
Sometimes I open other windows while OS is performing a calculation. It would be nice to ear a sound that warn us when calculation is complete.1 vote
This feature was added in OSDv2.5
It would save me a couple clicks when I have many zones in a field if there was a button to move a zone directly to the top of the list and another one that would move it directly to the bottom.
This feature request have been completed in OSDv2.4.
It would be good if I could print the contour maps so they fill the 8 1/2" X 11" page. Version 2.3.14
It would be good if I could print the contour maps so they fill the 8 1/2" X 11" page. I use Version 2.3.14. If it's in there, I haven't found it.1 vote
Thanks for the feedback.
You can actually print the contour maps, or any map in that matter using the Print toolbar. You can also go to File Menu > Print for this action.
Don’t forget to look into our Online Manual in the knowledgebase. See the links below:
OptiSurface Designer V2 Guide:
Let me know how it works out for you.
Is there a way to have a formal report for the Ponding Map, including the Drainage Results Summary like statistics and ponding cost?
- On behalf of a user in IL USA3 votes
In OptiSurface Designer V2.4, you can now generate design reports for Drainage Analysis, Runoff Analysis and Water Storage as well. Go to Tools Menu > Reports.
Why, when we create a second design zone, it shows up under the first zone we created in the priority list. If it would work the other way, we wouldn't have to move up the zone every time we create one on top of another one.
A little feature to draw a polygon in the field and see the size of it would be handy sometimes. Or just show the zone sizes when we create a new one.
This has been completed and already works with OptiSurface Designer V2.2
It would be nice to have an edit mode so we can select all the undesirable pts and then click ok to retriangulate. Now we have to do it pt by pt and it retriangulate on every single pt so it makes the process a lot longer.
I generally don't have to do this but I received some topos with some bugs in them so a bunch of points aren't valid.
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