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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 OptiSubsurface Design

  27. 3.4.12 Recalculate Cut/Fill

  28. 3.4.13 Storage Volume

  29. 3.4.14 Profile

  30. 3.4.15 Breaklines

  31. Batter Breakline

  32. Design Breakline (OptiLine)

  33. 3.4.16 Drawings

  34. 3.4.17 Options

  35. 3.4.2 Background

  36. 3.4.3 Topography (Existing and Proposed)

  37. 3.4.4 Drainage Analysis

  38. 3.4.5 Runoff Analysis

  39. 3.4.6 Furrow Irrigation Optimization (OptiIrrigate)

  40. 3.4.7 Landform Design

  41. Subzones

  42. OptiSurface 1Way

  43. OptiSurface 2Way

  44. OptiSurface 4Way

  45. OptiSurface Circle

  46. 3.4.8 OptiLevee Design

  47. 3.4.9 OptiDitch Design

  48. 3.5 Help Menu

  49. 3.5 Runoff Analysis

  50. 3.5.1 Purchasing Credits

  51. 3.5.2 Activating Licenses and Credits

  52. 3.5.3 Reviewing Current License and Credit Status/Balance

  53. 3.5.4 Transfer Credits Off A Computer

  54. 3.6 Topographic Surface Properties Dialog

  55. 3.7 Options Dialog

  56. 4 Troubleshooting

  57. 4 Troubleshooting

  58. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  59. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  60. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation

  61. 900 Acres: Cut that large survey down.

  62. Acceptable Minimum Slopes

  63. Accuracy of RTK and RTX GPS

  64. Activating OptiSurface Designer and Firewall Parameters

  65. Activating OSDv2.2 with New Credits

  66. Adding A Master Benchmark

  67. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

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

  69. Auto-Backup Files

  70. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  71. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers

  72. Base Station Mobility

  73. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers

  74. Basic Optimum Surface Landform Design Procedure

  75. Belize Sugarcane Farm Development with OptiSurface

  76. Big Difference in Elevation shown in FmX

  77. Cabbage Farm Enhanced with OptiSurface

  78. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

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

  80. Can I Buy OptiSurface Designer Outright?

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

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

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

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

  85. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  86. Cannot Access OptiSurface Designer

  87. Cannot Calculate with OSDv2.5

  88. Computer Change: How to Transfer Credits?

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

  90. Computer Operating Systems

  91. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains

  92. Consultant Testimonials

  93. Contractor Testimonials

  94. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

  95. Coordinate System Differences with Different GPS Systems

  96. Credit Charge for New XYZ File

  97. Credit Charged Twice for the Same Field

  98. Dealer Testimonials

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

  100. Delete TIN Lines When A DTM Is Created

  101. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

  102. Designing a Field in Sections

  103. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer

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

  105. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

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

  107. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

  108. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

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

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

  111. Dongle Or Licensing System

  112. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine

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

  114. Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

  115. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer

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

  117. Editing Points

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

  119. Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

  120. Error 5013: Activation Failed

  121. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid

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

  123. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed

  124. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

  125. Error Codes for Licenses

  126. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized

  127. Example 10: Canadian Special

  128. Example 11: Sweet Furrow

  129. Example 12: Berry Nice

  130. Example 13: Singhing About It

  131. Example 1: Sugarland with OptiSurface1D

  132. Example 2: Smooth Curves with OptiSurface1D

  133. Example 3: African Pivot with OptiSurface2D

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

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

  136. Example 6: Arkansas Levees

  137. Example 7: Keytah Dryland

  138. Example 8: Midwest Classic

  139. Example 9: Moonie Moonscape

  140. Export Options for Data Layers

  141. Export Plane Design Not Working

  142. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

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

  144. Exporting an Image and Importing into APEX

  145. Exporting Data Out Of MyJohnDeere

  146. Exporting John Deere GreenStar Machine Data for OptiSurface

  147. Exporting Survey from TopCon AgForm3D for OptiSurface Import

  148. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

  149. Failed to Write File Error

  150. Farmer Testimonials

  151. File Cannot Be Opened From USB/Network Devices

  152. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer

  153. Getting Rid with Undesirable Indicator

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

  155. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities

  156. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  157. GPS Coordinate System Check

  158. GPS Not Working For OptiSurface Cloud

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

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

  161. How Do I Get Started with OptiSurface Designer?

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

  163. How Long Can I Use OptiSurface Designer?

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

  165. How to Check Your OptiSurface Webstore Credit Count

  166. How to Check Your System Specification

  167. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  168. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

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

  170. Implementing Designs for the Field

  171. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

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

  173. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

  174. Importing Survey Topography

  175. Importing Survey with File Name Including Special Characters

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

  177. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  178. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming

  179. Irrigation Analysis Setup Troubleshooting

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

  181. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?

  182. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?

  183. Issues with French Language on Windows

  184. Joining multiplane.txt From Different Fields

  185. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  186. Latest OptiSurface News Is On Twitter

  187. Legend Way Off Screen

  188. Loading .gps File in FMX

  189. Matching Trimble FMX to Support Control Grid Rotation

  190. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  191. Minimum Area and Operation Cost of a Field

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

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

  194. Navigation in with the User Interface

  195. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

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

  197. Not Seeing the .gps File on Trimble FMX

  198. NRCS SCS Engineering Field Handbook

  199. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers

  200. One or Two Scrapers

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

  202. OptiSurface Cloud Link Not Working

  203. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX

  204. OptiSurface Designer Freezes On Importing a Survey

  205. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  206. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer

  207. OptiSurface Designer on Multiple Monitors or Display

  208. OptiSurface Designer on Windows 10

  209. OptiSurface Designer Release Notes

  210. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements

  211. OptiSurface In Press

  212. OptiSurface In Press: "Drainage Contractor"

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

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

  215. OptiSurface in Press: "Queensland Country Life"

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

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

  218. OptiSurface in Press: Farm Forum Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  225. OptiSurface Incab Activation Steps

  226. OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

  227. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

  228. OSD Window Turns Black

  229. OSEng.dll Getting Quarantined by Anti-Virus

  230. Payments of Fields on OptiSurface Designer

  231. Print & Print Preview Not Working

  232. Print Size

  233. Printing the Maps

  234. Profile Line Not Working

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

  236. Purchasing New Credits to Unlock a Design

  237. Recent Knowledgebase Updates List

  238. Resolve OptiSurface Designer Graphical Issues or Crashing

  239. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  240. Runoff Analysis

  241. Runoff vs Slope

  242. Settlement In Low Spots That Were Filled

  243. Showing Elevation Figures in Cut/Fill Map

  244. Slight Shift in Google Background Image

  245. Smoothing Distance

  246. Software License and Workstations / Machines

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

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

  249. Step-By-Step Drainage Analysis Procedure

  250. Step-By-Step Runoff Analysis Procedure

  251. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  252. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

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

  254. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

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

  256. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software

  257. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs

  258. Third Party Software Acknowledgements

  259. Training Topics

  260. Transferring the License to Another Computer

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

  262. Trimble FmX says "Too Far from Points"

  263. Trimble FMX User Guide

  264. Two Legends Visible

  265. Unable to Execute File; Code 14001

  266. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

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

  268. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  269. Virtual Reference Station (VRS) for OptiSurface Landform

  270. Water Control Structures

  271. What is an OptiSurface Credit?

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

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

  274. Working with OptiSurface and Topcon

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

  276. Zones Merge Together

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