Difference Between OptiSurface Designer Software and the Trimble and Deere Solutions


What is the difference between your software and the Trimble and Deere solutions?

The short answer is we achieve surface water management goals (irrigation and drainage) with much lower earthworks using our optimised variable grades designs (curved 3D surfaces). Trimble and John Deere currently use the traditional single plane or multiple plane designs which are really a hangup from the laser days. Now with GPS we are not restricted to single plane designs anymore. Trimble's Multiplane uses multiple planes surface joined together at the edges which can take designers days to design a field if they want to use many planes and marry the edges closely. Most cant be bothered and just do a single plane of best fit. This requires more earthworks (eg 50% more) than a multiple plane design and much much more earthworks than a Optisurface design. (eg 400% more).


  1. Accuracy of RTK and RTX GPS
  2. Export To Field Level .gps File From UTM Coordinate System
  3. How Often Does The Earthworks Need To Be Done?
  4. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities
  5. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?
  6. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?
  7. Is Cellular RTK Networks Accurate Enough for GPS Landforming?
  8. Error 5013: Activation Failed
  9. Trimble FMX User Guide
  10. Effects of Topsoil Removal and Redistribution on Irrigated Crop Production
  11. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND
  12. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer
  13. Earthworks Conversion Chart (Metric to Imperial) & Planar/OptiSurface Comparison
  14. How to Check Your System Specification
  15. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX
  16. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer
  17. Legend Way Off Screen
  18. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid
  19. Error 9103: Exception Code 8 - Licence Validation Failed
  20. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized
  21. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed
  22. Computer Only Running at 30% of the CPU Capacity
  23. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer
  24. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming
  25. Using the Lay of the Land to Let Water Drain From A Field
  26. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software
  27. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer
  28. Difference Between OptiSurface Designer Software and the Trimble and Deere Solutions
  29. OptiSurface and Auto-steer GPS: Key to Cost-Effective Erosion Control
  30. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation
  31. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs
  32. Why You Don't Want Ditches in Your Field...
  33. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains
  34. Dongle Or Licensing System
  35. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements
  36. Hardware List Providing the Best Service and Getting the Most out of OptiSurface Designer
  37. Computer Operating Systems
  38. One or Two Scrapers
  39. Base Station Mobility
  40. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers
  41. Getting the Information to the GPS Units on the Scrapers in the Field
  42. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine
  43. Implementing Designs for the Field
  44. What Machine Control Hardware is OptiSurface Designer Compatible With?
  45. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers
  46. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers
  47. Training Topics
  48. Two Legends Visible
  49. Auto-Backup Files
  50. Speed Up the Display Graphics (eg Zooming and Panning)

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