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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 OptiSubsurface Design

  25. 3.4.11 Recalculate Cut/Fill

  26. 3.4.12 Storage Volume

  27. 3.4.13 Profile

  28. 3.4.14 Breaklines

  29. Batter Breakline

  30. Design Breakline (OptiLine)

  31. 3.4.15 Drawings

  32. 3.4.16 Options

  33. 3.4.2 Background

  34. 3.4.3 Topography (Existing and Proposed)

  35. 3.4.4 Drainage Analysis

  36. 3.4.5 Runoff Analysis

  37. 3.4.6 Furrow Irrigation Optimization (OptiIrrigate)

  38. 3.4.7 Landform Design

  39. OptiSurface 2Way

  40. OptiSurface Circle

  41. 3.4.8 OptiLevee Design

  42. 3.4.9 OptiDitch Design

  43. 3.5 Help Menu

  44. 3.5 Runoff Analysis

  45. 3.5.1 Purchasing Credits

  46. 3.5.2 Activating Licenses and Credits

  47. 3.5.3 Reviewing Current License and Credit Status/Balance

  48. 3.5.4 Transfer Credits Off A Computer

  49. 3.6 Topographic Surface Properties Dialog

  50. 3.7 Options Dialog

  51. 4 Troubleshooting

  52. 4 Troubleshooting

  53. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  54. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  55. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation

  56. 900 Acres: Cut that large survey down.

  57. Acceptable Minimum Slopes

  58. Accuracy of RTK and RTX GPS

  59. Activating OptiSurface Designer and Firewall Parameters

  60. Activating OSDv2.2 with New Credits

  61. Adding A Master Benchmark

  62. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

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

  64. Auto-Backup Files

  65. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  66. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers

  67. Base Station Mobility

  68. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers

  69. Basic Optimum Surface Landform Design Procedure

  70. Belize Sugarcane Farm Development with OptiSurface

  71. Big Difference in Elevation shown in FmX

  72. Cabbage Farm Enhanced with OptiSurface

  73. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

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

  75. Can I Buy OptiSurface Designer Outright?

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

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

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

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

  80. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  81. Cannot Access OptiSurface Designer

  82. Cannot Calculate with OSDv2.5

  83. Computer Change: How to Transfer Credits?

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

  85. Computer Operating Systems

  86. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains

  87. Consultant Testimonials

  88. Contractor Testimonials

  89. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

  90. Coordinate System Differences with Different GPS Systems

  91. Credit Charge for New XYZ File

  92. Credit Charged Twice for the Same Field

  93. Dealer Testimonials

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

  95. Delete TIN Lines When A DTM Is Created

  96. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

  97. Designing a Field in Sections

  98. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer

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

  100. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

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

  102. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

  103. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

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

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

  106. Dongle Or Licensing System

  107. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine

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

  109. Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

  110. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer

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

  112. Editing Points

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

  114. Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

  115. Error 5013: Activation Failed

  116. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid

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

  118. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed

  119. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

  120. Error Codes for Licenses

  121. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized

  122. Example 10: Canadian Special

  123. Example 11: Sweet Furrow

  124. Example 12: Berry Nice

  125. Example 13: Singhing About It

  126. Example 1: Sugarland with OptiSurface1D

  127. Example 2: Smooth Curves with OptiSurface1D

  128. Example 3: African Pivot with OptiSurface2D

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

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

  131. Example 6: Arkansas Levees

  132. Example 7: Keytah Dryland

  133. Example 8: Midwest Classic

  134. Example 9: Moonie Moonscape

  135. Export Options for Data Layers

  136. Export Plane Design Not Working

  137. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

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

  139. Exporting an Image and Importing into APEX

  140. Exporting John Deere GreenStar Machine Data for OptiSurface

  141. Exporting Survey from TopCon AgForm3D for OptiSurface Import

  142. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

  143. Failed to Write File Error

  144. Farmer Testimonials

  145. File Cannot Be Opened From USB/Network Devices

  146. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer

  147. Getting Rid with Undesirable Indicator

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

  149. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities

  150. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  151. GPS Coordinate System Check

  152. GPS Not Working For OptiSurface Cloud

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

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

  155. How Do I Get Started with OptiSurface Designer?

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

  157. How Long Can I Use OptiSurface Designer?

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

  159. How to Check Your OptiSurface Webstore Credit Count

  160. How to Check Your System Specification

  161. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  162. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

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

  164. Implementing Designs for the Field

  165. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

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

  167. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

  168. Importing Survey Topography

  169. Importing Survey with File Name Including Special Characters

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

  171. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  172. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming

  173. Irrigation Analysis Setup Troubleshooting

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

  175. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?

  176. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?

  177. Issues with French Language on Windows

  178. Joining multiplane.txt From Different Fields

  179. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  180. Latest OptiSurface News Is On Twitter

  181. Legend Way Off Screen

  182. Loading .gps File in FMX

  183. Matching Trimble FMX to Support Control Grid Rotation

  184. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  185. Minimum Area and Operation Cost of a Field

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

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

  188. Navigation in with the User Interface

  189. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

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

  191. Not Seeing the .gps File on Trimble FMX

  192. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers

  193. One or Two Scrapers

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

  195. OptiSurface Cloud Link Not Working

  196. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX

  197. OptiSurface Designer Freezes On Importing a Survey

  198. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  199. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer

  200. OptiSurface Designer on Windows 10

  201. OptiSurface Designer Release Notes

  202. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements

  203. OptiSurface In Press

  204. OptiSurface In Press: "Drainage Contractor"

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

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

  207. OptiSurface in Press: "Queensland Country Life"

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

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

  210. OptiSurface in Press: Farm Forum Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  217. OptiSurface Incab Activation Steps

  218. OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

  219. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

  220. OSD Window Turns Black

  221. OSEng.dll Getting Quarantined by Anti-Virus

  222. Payments of Fields on OptiSurface Designer

  223. Print & Print Preview Not Working

  224. Print Size

  225. Printing the Maps

  226. Profile Line Not Working

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

  228. Purchasing New Credits to Unlock a Design

  229. Recent Knowledgebase Updates List

  230. Resolve OptiSurface Designer Graphical Issues or Crashing

  231. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  232. Runoff Analysis

  233. Runoff vs Slope

  234. Showing Elevation Figures in Cut/Fill Map

  235. Slight Shift in Google Background Image

  236. Smoothing Distance

  237. Software License and Workstations / Machines

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

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

  240. Step-By-Step Drainage Analysis Procedure

  241. Step-By-Step Runoff Analysis Procedure

  242. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  243. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

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

  245. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

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

  247. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software

  248. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs

  249. Third Party Software Acknowledgements

  250. Training Topics

  251. Transferring the License to Another Computer

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

  253. Trimble FmX says "Too Far from Points"

  254. Trimble FMX User Guide

  255. Two Legends Visible

  256. Unable to Execute File; Code 14001

  257. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

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

  259. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  260. Virtual Reference Station (VRS) for OptiSurface Landform

  261. Water Control Structures

  262. What is an OptiSurface Credit?

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

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

  265. Working with OptiSurface and Topcon

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

  267. Zones Merge Together

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