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  1. 1 Introduction

  2. 1 Introduction

  3. 2 Getting to Know OptiSurface Designer

  4. 2 Getting to Know OptiSurface Designer

  5. 2.1 Tool Bars

  6. 2.1 Tool Bars

  7. 2.2 Navigating in OptiSurface Designer

  8. 2.2 Navigating In OptiSurface Designer

  9. 2.3 Auto-BackUp Files

  10. 2.3 Auto-BackUp Files

  11. 3 Menus

  12. 3 User Input Dialog Boxes

  13. 3.1 File Menu

  14. 3.1 Project Properties

  15. 3.1.1 Image Drape

  16. 3.1.2 OptiSurface Cloud

  17. 3.1.3 Survey File Fomats Accepted

  18. 3.2 Edit Menu

  19. 3.2 Landform Design Parameters

  20. 3.3 View Menu

  21. 3.3 Design Zone Properties

  22. 3.4 Tools Menu

  23. 3.4 Drainage Analysis

  24. 3.4.1 Project Properties

  25. 3.4.10 Contour Bank Design

  26. 3.4.11 Subsurface Design

  27. 3.4.12 Recalculate Cut/Fill

  28. 3.4.13 Exaggerate Cut/Fill

  29. 3.4.14 Haul Analysis

  30. 3.4.15 Stripping Design

  31. 3.4.16 Storage Volume

  32. 3.4.17 Profile

  33. 3.4.18 Breaklines

  34. Batter Breakline

  35. Design Breakline (OptiLine)

  36. 3.4.19 Drawings

  37. 3.4.2 Background

  38. 3.4.20 Options

  39. 3.4.3 Topography (Existing and Proposed)

  40. 3.4.4 Drainage Analysis

  41. 3.4.5 Runoff Analysis

  42. 3.4.6 Furrow Irrigation Optimization (OptiIrrigate)

  43. 3.4.7 Landform Design

  44. Subzones

  45. OptiSurface 1Way

  46. OptiSurface 2Way

  47. OptiSurface 4Way

  48. OptiSurface Circle

  49. 3.4.8 Rice Levee Design

  50. 3.4.9 Ditch Network Design

  51. 3.5 Help Menu

  52. 3.5 Runoff Analysis

  53. 3.5.1 Purchasing Credits

  54. 3.5.2 Activating Licenses and Credits

  55. 3.5.3 Reviewing Current License and Credit Status/Balance

  56. 3.5.4 Transfer Credits Off A Computer

  57. 3.6 Topographic Surface Properties Dialog

  58. 3.7 Options Dialog

  59. 4 Troubleshooting

  60. 4 Troubleshooting

  61. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  62. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  63. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation

  64. 900 Acres: Cut that large survey down.

  65. Acceptable Minimum Slopes

  66. Accuracy of RTK and RTX GPS

  67. Activating OptiSurface Designer and Firewall Parameters

  68. Activating OSDv2.2 with New Credits

  69. Adding A Master Benchmark

  70. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

  71. Alignment of Furrow/Bed Direction with OptiSurface Design Mainslope Direction

  72. Auto-Backup Files

  73. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  74. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers

  75. Base Station Mobility

  76. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers

  77. Basic Optimum Surface Landform Design Procedure

  78. Belize Sugarcane Farm Development with OptiSurface

  79. Big Difference in Elevation shown in FmX

  80. Cabbage Farm Enhanced with OptiSurface

  81. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

  82. Can Drone Or LIDAR Surveys be used with OptiSurface?

  83. Can I Buy OptiSurface Designer Outright?

  84. Can I purchase more OptiSurface Credits at any time?

  85. Can I Survey with a GPS System on an ATV?

  86. Can I View DTM/Topography In Plan View Or 3D Type View When Doing A Design?

  87. Can OptiSurface handle curved rows in Drainage Analysis & Runoff Analysis?

  88. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  89. Cannot Access OptiSurface Designer

  90. Cannot Calculate with OSDv2.5

  91. Computer Change: How to Transfer Credits?

  92. Computer Only Running at 30% of the CPU Capacity

  93. Computer Operating Systems

  94. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains

  95. Consultant Testimonials

  96. Contractor Testimonials

  97. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

  98. Coordinate System Differences with Different GPS Systems

  99. Credit Charge for New XYZ File

  100. Credit Charged Twice for the Same Field

  101. Dealer Testimonials

  102. Delete Points In The Topography: Window Delete and Polygon Delete

  103. Delete TIN Lines When A DTM Is Created

  104. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

  105. Designing a Field in Sections

  106. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer

  107. DGPS Post Treating System with 5cm Precision For Landforming

  108. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

  109. Difference Between OptiSurface Designer Software and the Trimble and Deere Solutions

  110. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

  111. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

  112. Does A Normal UTM Zone Coordinate Need To Be Trimmed To x Digits?

  113. Does OptiSurface allow for multiple grade breaks per design, taildrains roads, pads etc?

  114. Dongle Or Licensing System

  115. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine

  116. Drainage Analysis and Landforming for Vegetable Production in New Zealand

  117. Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

  118. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer

  119. Earthworks Conversion Chart (Metric to Imperial) & Planar/OptiSurface Comparison

  120. Editing Points

  121. Effects of Topsoil Removal and Redistribution on Irrigated Crop Production

  122. Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

  123. Error 5013: Activation Failed

  124. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid

  125. Error 9103: Exception Code 8 - Licence Validation Failed

  126. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed

  127. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

  128. Error Codes for Licenses

  129. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized

  130. Example 1: Sugarland with OptiSurface1D

  131. Example 10: Canadian Special

  132. Example 11: Sweet Furrow

  133. Example 12: Berry Nice

  134. Example 13: Singhing About It

  135. Example 2: Smooth Curves with OptiSurface1D

  136. Example 3: African Pivot with OptiSurface2D

  137. Example 4: To Ditch or Not to Ditch using OptiSurface 4D

  138. Example 5: Lay of the Land with OptiSurface 4D

  139. Example 6: Arkansas Levees

  140. Example 7: Keytah Dryland

  141. Example 8: Midwest Classic

  142. Example 9: Moonie Moonscape

  143. Export Options for Data Layers

  144. Export Plane Design Not Working

  145. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

  146. Export To Field Level .gps File From UTM Coordinate System

  147. Exporting an Image and Importing into APEX

  148. Exporting Data Out Of MyJohnDeere

  149. Exporting John Deere GreenStar Machine Data for OptiSurface

  150. Exporting Survey from TopCon AgForm3D for OptiSurface Import

  151. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

  152. Failed to Write File Error

  153. Farmer Testimonials

  154. File Cannot Be Opened From USB/Network Devices

  155. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer

  156. Getting Rid with Undesirable Indicator

  157. Getting the Information to the GPS Units on the Scrapers in the Field

  158. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities

  159. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  160. GPS Coordinate System Check

  161. GPS Not Working For OptiSurface Cloud

  162. Grade Of Best Fit And Splitting The Field Into Boundaries

  163. Hardware List Providing the Best Service and Getting the Most out of OptiSurface Designer

  164. How Do I Get Started with OptiSurface Designer?

  165. How Easy is OptiSurface to Use for the Average Farmer?

  166. How Long Can I Use OptiSurface Designer?

  167. How Often Does The Earthworks Need To Be Done?

  168. How to Check Your OptiSurface Webstore Credit Count

  169. How to Check Your System Specification

  170. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  171. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

  172. How To Use OptiSurface Designer With John Deere iGrade Plane Control

  173. Implementing Designs for the Field

  174. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

  175. Import Two or More Survey Files to Reach Minimum Area

  176. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

  177. Importing Survey Topography

  178. Importing Survey with File Name Including Special Characters

  179. Importing the gps File to Trimble FMX or FM-1000

  180. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  181. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming

  182. Irrigation Analysis Setup Troubleshooting

  183. Is Cellular RTK Networks Accurate Enough for GPS Landforming?

  184. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?

  185. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?

  186. Issues with French Language on Windows

  187. Joining multiplane.txt From Different Fields

  188. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  189. Latest OptiSurface News Is On Twitter

  190. Legend Way Off Screen

  191. Loading .gps File in FMX

  192. Matching Trimble FMX to Support Control Grid Rotation

  193. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  194. Minimum Area and Operation Cost of a Field

  195. Minimum Recommended Smoothing Distance For Export To Trimble Field Level 2

  196. Moving the Benchmark to Align with the Field with Trimble FM-1000 or FMX

  197. Navigation in with the User Interface

  198. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

  199. North-East is on the Left Down Corner Instead of Right Up Corner

  200. Not Seeing the .gps File on Trimble FMX

  201. NRCS SCS Engineering Field Handbook

  202. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers

  203. One or Two Scrapers

  204. OptiSurface and Auto-steer GPS: Key to Cost-Effective Erosion Control

  205. OptiSurface Cloud Link Not Working

  206. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX

  207. OptiSurface Designer Freezes On Importing a Survey

  208. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  209. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer

  210. OptiSurface Designer on Multiple Monitors or Display

  211. OptiSurface Designer on Windows 10

  212. OptiSurface Designer Release Notes

  213. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements

  214. OptiSurface In Press

  215. OptiSurface In Press: "Drainage Contractor"

  216. OptiSurface in Press: "Landwise Inc. - Integrated Stormwater Management"

  217. OptiSurface in Press: "Landwise Inc. - Mapping and Drainage Analysis"

  218. OptiSurface in Press: "Queensland Country Life"

  219. OptiSurface in Press: - OptiSurface, revolutionary field drainage software

  220. OptiSurface in Press: Brownfield AgNews - The Benefits of Reshaping Fields

  221. OptiSurface in Press: Farm Forum Magazine

  222. OptiSurface in Press: - GPS Landforming - Precision Agriculture's New Frontier?

  223. OptiSurface in Press: Landwise Inc. - Levelling with AGPSInc Dirt Pro

  224. OptiSurface In Press: OptiSurface User Nev Boland Shares Some Tips

  225. OptiSurface In Press: OptiSurface User Wade Bidstrup Shares His Experience

  226. OptiSurface in Press: PrecisionAg Buyer's Guide - How to Improve Farm Profit With GPS Landforming

  227. OptiSurface in Press: Using RTK Steering Data for Soil Erosion Control and Water Logging Prevention

  228. OptiSurface Incab Activation Steps

  229. OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

  230. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

  231. OSD Window Turns Black

  232. OSEng.dll Getting Quarantined by Anti-Virus

  233. Payments of Fields on OptiSurface Designer

  234. Print & Print Preview Not Working

  235. Print Size

  236. Printing the Maps

  237. Profile Line Not Working

  238. Proposed Topo and Cut Fill Isolines Don't Turn Off

  239. Purchasing New Credits to Unlock a Design

  240. Recent Knowledgebase Updates List

  241. Resolve OptiSurface Designer Graphical Issues or Crashing

  242. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  243. Runoff Analysis

  244. Runoff vs Slope

  245. Settlement In Low Spots That Were Filled

  246. Showing Elevation Figures in Cut/Fill Map

  247. Slight Shift in Google Background Image

  248. Smoothing Distance

  249. Software License and Workstations / Machines

  250. Speed Up the Display Graphics (eg Zooming and Panning)

  251. Standard NMEA GPGGA txt File to Import into OptiSurface Designer

  252. Step-By-Step Drainage Analysis Procedure

  253. Step-By-Step Runoff Analysis Procedure

  254. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  255. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

  256. Survey Exported from AMW/AGPS System Hundreds of Miles from Real Location

  257. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

  258. Surveying With Any GPS Equipment and Exporting to a gps file for the Trimble FMX

  259. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software

  260. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs

  261. Third Party Software Acknowledgements

  262. Training Topics

  263. Transferring the License to Another Computer

  264. Trimble Field Level II Do Not Show the .gps File

  265. Trimble FmX says "Too Far from Points"

  266. Trimble FMX User Guide

  267. Two Legends Visible

  268. Unable to Execute File; Code 14001

  269. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

  270. Using the Lay of the Land to Let Water Drain From A Field

  271. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  272. Virtual Reference Station (VRS) for OptiSurface Landform

  273. Water Control Structures

  274. What is an OptiSurface Credit?

  275. What Machine Control Hardware is OptiSurface Designer Compatible With?

  276. Why You Don't Want Ditches in Your Field...

  277. Working with OptiSurface and Topcon

  278. Would It Be Possible That The Numbers In The Boundary Zone Appear In The New Subzone Created?

  279. Zones Merge Together

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