2.1 Tool Bars

Tip - When you hover the mouse pointer over the toolbar buttons within the OptiSurface Designer User Interface, a tool tip will give a short description of the function and the status bar (at bottom of screen) will give a longer description.

2.1.1   Standard Toolbar    



http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1338_001_zpsc86d1c7d.png New Project - Create new OptiSurface Designer Project

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1339_zps2080264c.png Open – Open and existing OptiSurface Designer project file (*.osd) or open a survey file and import it into a new OptiSurface Designer project file.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1339_001_zps38337881.png Save – Save the existing OptiSurface Designer project file. If it has not been saved before a save dialog box will ask where to save it.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1339_002_zps70ad5f7a.png Import – Import a field survey data file. A dialog box will ask for its location. Multiple data files can be imported into the same OptiSurface Designer project.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1340_zps183b628e.png Export - Export the current design surface to file

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1340_001_zpsc8b6f92a.png Print – Print the current scene view

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1340_002_zpsa0b21196.png Print Preview – Review the current scene view as a print out.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1340_003_zpsfb89fb04.png Copy Screen – Copy the current scene view to clipboard.  View Toolbar


http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1341_zpsd5724db5.png Zoom In – Zoom in by a factor of 2. Tip: Try using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom too.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1341_001_zps3b3573c6.png Zoom Out – Zoom out by a factor of 2. Tip: Try using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom too.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1341_002_zpsc5165c69.png Zoom To Window – Left click then drag a window to zoom to an area.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1341_003_zps17e397d9.png Zoom To Extents – Zoom to full extents of data.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1341_004_zps86a46c91.png Pan – Left click and drag to pan the scene. In this mode you can also hold the <Shift> key down to rotate the scene and hold the <Ctrl> key down to orbit the scene.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1341_005_zpsc6214cb0.png Rotate – Left click and drag to rotate the scene about the Z axis.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1342_zps550d4b75.png Plan View – View the terrain from top looking down.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1342_001_zps14f9b99c.png Side View – View the terrain from front looking horizontally.

http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r747/OSDPics/OSDv1%20Manual/Tool%20Bars/2013-10-28_1342_002_zpscc796f14.png Isometric View – View the terrain in 3D perspective.  Tools Toolbar


  Design Zones – Allows you to create design subzones, modify zone extents, adjust zone priority, delete zones, modify design parameters, etc.

  Landform Design Parameters – Define the landform design parameters for the design area (boundary zone).

Calculate Proposed Topography – Based on the landform design parameters defined for each zone, calculate the optimal proposed topography.

Long Section – View a long section of the terrain. Long section direction is defined as along the main slope bearing. (i.e. down the row for OptiSurface 1D & 2D)

Cross Section – View a cross section of the terrain. Cross section direction is defined as 90 degrees to the main slope bearing & long section.

Measure Distance – Measure vertical and horizontal distance between two points, plus slope (%) and bearing (degrees from north) of line between two points.

Add Note – Add a text note to the 3D viewer.

Design Report – Export the design report that summarises the design inputs and outputs.

User Guide – View the Help documentation. Your looking at it.  Step by Step Toolbar


Import – Import a field survey data file. A dialog box will ask for its location. Multiple data files can be imported into the same OptiSurface Designer project.

Design Parameters – Define the design inputs or settings that determine the type and features of the proposed design surface.

Export - Export the current design surface to file so it can be uploaded into machine control hardware.

Quit OptiSurface Designer - When you are finished, click this button and you will be prompted to save the project file. It is recommended you do this so you can access the design later. OptiSurface Designer will then exit.

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