-- 2.1 Tool Bars

Last Updated: 01 Jun 2022          For OptiSurface Designer V3+

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

           

 


Open – Open an existing OptiSurface Designer project file (*.osd) or open a survey file and import it into a new OptiSurface Designer project file.

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.

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.

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

Print – Print the current scene view

Print Preview – Review the current scene view as a print out.

Copy Screen – Copy the current scene view to clipboard.

 

2.1.2   View Toolbar



  Zoom In – Zoom in by a factor of 2. Tip: Try using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom too.

Zoom Out – Zoom out by a factor of 2. Tip: Try using the mouse scroll wheel to zoom too.

Zoom To Window – Left click then drag a window to zoom to an area.

  Zoom To Extents – Zoom to full extents of data.

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.

Rotate – Left click and drag to rotate the scene about the Z axis.

 Plan View – View the terrain from top looking down.

  Side View – View the terrain from front looking horizontally.

Isometric View – View the terrain in 3D perspective.

Points Toggle – Press to turn ON points; de-press to turn OFF points.

Recall View – Recall the last map layer viewed and switch quickly.

 

2.1.3 Analysis Toolbar


           

Drainage Analysis – Define the parameters to run the Drainage Analysis to calculate Ponding Depth Map and Flow Paths Map.

Runoff Analysis – Define the parameters to run the Runoff Analysis to calculate Runoff Velocity Map and Runoff Depth Map.

Irrigation Analysis - Define the parameters to run the Irrigation Analysis to calculate Irrigation Infiltration Depth,  Cutoff Time and Inflow Rate Maps.


2.1.4 Surface Design Toolbar

           

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

  Landform Design Parameters – Define the Landform Design parameters for the design area.

  Draw Polygon Zone - Draw a design zone (Boundary or Subzone) in the map then define the parameters.

  Draw Circular Zone - Draw a design zone (Boundary or Subzone) in the map then define the parameters.

  Draw Straight Breakline - Draw a straight Breakline in the Map.

  Draw Curved Breakline - Draw a curved Breakline in the Map.

  Triangulate Breakline - Triangulate the breakline in the topography. This can Toggled ON or OFF.

  Haul Analysis - Define the Haul Analysis parameters for the Cut/Fill Map.


2.1.5   Tools Toolbar



  Straight Profile Section – View the Profile section of the terrain.

  Polyline Profile Section – Draw a polyline Profile line in the map.

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

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

  Add Note – Add a text note in the map.

  Report – Generate a report that summarises the inputs and outputs for landform design and/or analysis.

  License Status – Displays options to check License status or remaining credits.

  User Guide – View the Help documentation. You're looking at it.

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