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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. 3.2 Edit Menu

  18. 3.2 Landform Design Parameters

  19. 3.3 View Menu

  20. 3.3 Design Zone Properties

  21. 3.4 Tools Menu

  22. 3.4 Drainage Analysis

  23. 3.4.1 Project Properties

  24. 3.4.10 Contour Bank Design

  25. 3.4.11 OptiSubsurface Design

  26. 3.4.12 Recalculate Cut/Fill

  27. 3.4.13 Storage Volume

  28. 3.4.14 Profile

  29. 3.4.15 Breaklines

  30. 3.4.15.1 Batter Breakline

  31. 3.4.15.2 Design Breakline (OptiLine)

  32. 3.4.16 Drawings

  33. 3.4.17 Options

  34. 3.4.2 Background

  35. 3.4.3 Topography (Existing and Proposed)

  36. 3.4.4 Drainage Analysis

  37. 3.4.5 Runoff Analysis

  38. 3.4.6 Furrow Irrigation Optimization (OptiIrrigate)

  39. 3.4.7 Landform Design

  40. 3.4.7.2 OptiSurface 1Way

  41. 3.4.7.3 OptiSurface 2Way

  42. 3.4.7.4 OptiSurface 4Way

  43. 3.4.7.5 OptiSurface Circle

  44. 3.4.8 OptiLevee Design

  45. 3.4.9 OptiDitch Design

  46. 3.5 Help Menu

  47. 3.5 Runoff Analysis

  48. 3.5.1 Purchasing Credits

  49. 3.5.2 Activating Licenses and Credits

  50. 3.5.3 Reviewing Current License and Credit Status/Balance

  51. 3.5.4 Transfer Credits Off A Computer

  52. 3.6 Topographic Surface Properties Dialog

  53. 3.7 Options Dialog

  54. 4 Troubleshooting

  55. 4 Troubleshooting

  56. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  57. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  58. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation

  59. 900 Acres: Cut that large survey down.

  60. Acceptable Minimum Slopes

  61. Accuracy of RTK and RTX GPS

  62. Activating OptiSurface Designer and Firewall Parameters

  63. Activating OSDv2.2 with New Credits

  64. Adding A Master Benchmark

  65. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

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

  67. Auto-Backup Files

  68. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  69. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers

  70. Base Station Mobility

  71. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers

  72. Basic Optimum Surface Landform Design Procedure

  73. Belize Sugarcane Farm Development with OptiSurface

  74. Big Difference in Elevation shown in FmX

  75. Cabbage Farm Enhanced with OptiSurface

  76. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

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

  78. Can I Buy OptiSurface Designer Outright?

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

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

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

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

  83. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  84. Cannot Access OptiSurface Designer

  85. Cannot Calculate with OSDv2.5

  86. Computer Change: How to Transfer Credits?

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

  88. Computer Operating Systems

  89. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains

  90. Consultant Testimonials

  91. Contractor Testimonials

  92. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

  93. Coordinate System Differences with Different GPS Systems

  94. Credit Charge for New XYZ File

  95. Credit Charged Twice for the Same Field

  96. Dealer Testimonials

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

  98. Delete TIN Lines When A DTM Is Created

  99. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

  100. Designing a Field in Sections

  101. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer

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

  103. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

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

  105. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

  106. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

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

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

  109. Dongle Or Licensing System

  110. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine

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

  112. Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

  113. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer

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

  115. Editing Points

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

  117. Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

  118. Error 5013: Activation Failed

  119. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid

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

  121. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed

  122. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

  123. Error Codes for Licenses

  124. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized

  125. Example 10: Canadian Special

  126. Example 11: Sweet Furrow

  127. Example 12: Berry Nice

  128. Example 13: Singhing About It

  129. Example 1: Sugarland with OptiSurface1D

  130. Example 2: Smooth Curves with OptiSurface1D

  131. Example 3: African Pivot with OptiSurface2D

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

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

  134. Example 6: Arkansas Levees

  135. Example 7: Keytah Dryland

  136. Example 8: Midwest Classic

  137. Example 9: Moonie Moonscape

  138. Export Options for Data Layers

  139. Export Plane Design Not Working

  140. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

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

  142. Exporting an Image and Importing into APEX

  143. Exporting Data Out Of MyJohnDeere

  144. Exporting John Deere GreenStar Machine Data for OptiSurface

  145. Exporting Survey from TopCon AgForm3D for OptiSurface Import

  146. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

  147. Failed to Write File Error

  148. Farmer Testimonials

  149. File Cannot Be Opened From USB/Network Devices

  150. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer

  151. Getting Rid with Undesirable Indicator

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

  153. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities

  154. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  155. GPS Coordinate System Check

  156. GPS Not Working For OptiSurface Cloud

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

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

  159. How Do I Get Started with OptiSurface Designer?

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

  161. How Long Can I Use OptiSurface Designer?

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

  163. How to Check Your OptiSurface Webstore Credit Count

  164. How to Check Your System Specification

  165. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  166. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

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

  168. Implementing Designs for the Field

  169. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

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

  171. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

  172. Importing Survey Topography

  173. Importing Survey with File Name Including Special Characters

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

  175. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  176. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming

  177. Irrigation Analysis Setup Troubleshooting

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

  179. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?

  180. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?

  181. Issues with French Language on Windows

  182. Joining multiplane.txt From Different Fields

  183. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  184. Latest OptiSurface News Is On Twitter

  185. Legend Way Off Screen

  186. Loading .gps File in FMX

  187. Matching Trimble FMX to Support Control Grid Rotation

  188. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  189. Minimum Area and Operation Cost of a Field

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

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

  192. Navigation in with the User Interface

  193. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

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

  195. Not Seeing the .gps File on Trimble FMX

  196. NRCS SCS Engineering Field Handbook

  197. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers

  198. One or Two Scrapers

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

  200. OptiSurface Cab (OptiWorks) User Manual

  201. OptiSurface Cloud Link Not Working

  202. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX

  203. OptiSurface Designer Freezes On Importing a Survey

  204. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  205. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer

  206. OptiSurface Designer on Windows 10

  207. OptiSurface Designer Release Notes

  208. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements

  209. OptiSurface In Press

  210. OptiSurface In Press: "Drainage Contractor"

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

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

  213. OptiSurface in Press: "Queensland Country Life"

  214. OptiSurface in Press: beyondagronomy.com - OptiSurface, revolutionary field drainage software

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

  216. OptiSurface in Press: Farm Forum Magazine

  217. OptiSurface in Press: Farms.com - GPS Landforming - Precision Agriculture's New Frontier?

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

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

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

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

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

  223. OptiSurface Incab Activation Steps

  224. OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

  225. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

  226. OSD Window Turns Black

  227. OSEng.dll Getting Quarantined by Anti-Virus

  228. Payments of Fields on OptiSurface Designer

  229. Print & Print Preview Not Working

  230. Print Size

  231. Printing the Maps

  232. Profile Line Not Working

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

  234. Purchasing New Credits to Unlock a Design

  235. Recent Knowledgebase Updates List

  236. Resolve OptiSurface Designer Graphical Issues or Crashing

  237. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  238. Runoff Analysis

  239. Runoff vs Slope

  240. Showing Elevation Figures in Cut/Fill Map

  241. Slight Shift in Google Background Image

  242. Smoothing Distance

  243. Software License and Workstations / Machines

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

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

  246. Step-By-Step Drainage Analysis Procedure

  247. Step-By-Step Runoff Analysis Procedure

  248. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  249. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

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

  251. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

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

  253. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software

  254. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs

  255. Third Party Software Acknowledgements

  256. Training Topics

  257. Transferring the License to Another Computer

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

  259. Trimble FmX says "Too Far from Points"

  260. Trimble FMX User Guide

  261. Two Legends Visible

  262. Unable to Execute File; Code 14001

  263. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

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

  265. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  266. Virtual Reference Station (VRS) for OptiSurface Landform

  267. Water Control Structures

  268. What is an OptiSurface Credit?

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

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

  271. Working with OptiSurface and Topcon

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

  273. Zones Merge Together

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