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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 Topographic Surface Properties Dialog

  11. 2.4 Auto-BackUp Files

  12. 3 Menus

  13. 3 User Input Dialog Boxes

  14. 3.1 File Menu

  15. 3.1 Project Properties

  16. 3.1.1 Image Drape

  17. 3.1.2 OptiSurface Cloud

  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 Profile

  26. 3.4.11 Breaklines

  27. 3.4.11.1 Batter Breakline

  28. 3.4.11.2 Design Breakline (OptiLine)

  29. 3.4.12 Options

  30. 3.4.2 Background

  31. 3.4.3 Topography (Existing and Proposed)

  32. 3.4.4 Drainage Analysis

  33. 3.4.5 Runoff Analysis

  34. 3.4.6 Irrigation Analysis

  35. 3.4.7 Landform Design

  36. 3.4.7.3 OptiSurface 2Way

  37. 3.4.7.5 OptiSurface Circle

  38. 3.4.8 Recalculate Cut/Fill

  39. 3.4.9 Storage Volume

  40. 3.5 Help Menu

  41. 3.5 Runoff Analysis

  42. 3.5.1 Purchasing Credits

  43. 3.5.2 Activating Licenses and Credits

  44. 3.5.3 Reviewing Current License and Credit Status/Balance

  45. 3.5.4 Transfer Credits Off A Computer

  46. 3.6 Topographic Surface Properties Dialog

  47. 3.7 Options Dialog

  48. 4 Troubleshooting

  49. 4 Troubleshooting

  50. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  51. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  52. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation

  53. 900 Acres: Cut that large survey down.

  54. Acceptable Minimum Slopes

  55. Activating OptiSurface Designer and Firewall Parameters

  56. Activating OSDv2.2 with New Credits

  57. Adding A Master Benchmark

  58. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

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

  60. Auto-Backup Files

  61. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  62. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers

  63. Base Station Mobility

  64. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers

  65. Basic Optimum Surface Landform Design Procedure

  66. Belize Sugarcane Farm Development with OptiSurface

  67. Big Difference in Elevation shown in FmX

  68. Cabbage Farm Enhanced with OptiSurface

  69. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

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

  71. Can I Buy OptiSurface Designer Outright?

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

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

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

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

  76. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  77. Cannot Calculate with OSDv2.5

  78. Colored Printing

  79. Computer Change: How to Transfer Credits?

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

  81. Computer Operating Systems

  82. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains

  83. Consultant Testimonials

  84. Contractor Testimonials

  85. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

  86. Coordinate System Differences with Different GPS Systems

  87. Credit Charge for New XYZ File

  88. Credit Charged Twice for the Same Field

  89. Dealer Testimonials

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

  91. Delete TIN Lines When A DTM Is Created

  92. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

  93. Designing a Field in Sections

  94. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer

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

  96. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

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

  98. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

  99. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

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

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

  102. Dongle Or Licensing System

  103. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine

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

  105. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer

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

  107. Editing Boundary Zone

  108. Editing Points

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

  110. Error 5013: Activation Failed

  111. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid

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

  113. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed

  114. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

  115. Error Codes for Licenses

  116. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized

  117. Example 10: Canadian Special

  118. Example 11: Sweet Furrow

  119. Example 12: Berry Nice

  120. Example 13: Singhing About It

  121. Example 1: Sugarland with OptiSurface1D

  122. Example 2: Smooth Curves with OptiSurface1D

  123. Example 3: African Pivot with OptiSurface2D

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

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

  126. Example 6: Arkansas Levees

  127. Example 7: Keytah Dryland

  128. Example 8: Midwest Classic

  129. Example 9: Moonie Moonscape

  130. Export Options for Data Layers

  131. Export Plane Design Not Working

  132. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

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

  134. Exporting an Image and Importing into APEX

  135. Exporting Survey from TopCon AgForm3D for OptiSurface Import

  136. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

  137. Failed to Write File Error

  138. Farmer Testimonials

  139. File Cannot Be Opened From USB/Network Devices

  140. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer

  141. Getting Rid with Undesirable Indicator

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

  143. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities

  144. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  145. GPS Coordinate System Check

  146. GPS Not Working For OptiSurface Cloud

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

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

  149. How Do I Get Started with OptiSurface Designer?

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

  151. How Long can I Use OptiSurface Designer?

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

  153. How to Check Your OptiSurface Webstore Credit Count

  154. How to Check Your System Specification

  155. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  156. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

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

  158. Implementing Designs for the Field

  159. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

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

  161. Importing .csv File from APEX to OptiSurface Designer

  162. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

  163. Importing Survey Topography

  164. Importing Survey with File Name Including Special Characters

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

  166. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  167. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming

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

  169. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?

  170. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?

  171. Issues with French Language on Windows

  172. Joining multiplane.txt From Different Fields

  173. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  174. Latest OptiSurface News Is On Twitter

  175. Legend Way Off Screen

  176. Loading .gps File in FmX

  177. Matching Trimble FMX to Support Control Grid Rotation

  178. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  179. Minimum Area and Operation Cost of a Field

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

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

  182. Navigation in with the User Interface

  183. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

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

  185. Not Seeing the .gps File on Trimble FMX

  186. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers

  187. One or Two Scrapers

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

  189. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX

  190. OptiSurface Designer Freezes On Importing a Survey

  191. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  192. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer

  193. OptiSurface Designer on Windows 10

  194. OptiSurface Designer Release Notes

  195. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements

  196. OptiSurface In Press

  197. OptiSurface In Press: "Drainage Contractor"

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

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

  200. OptiSurface in Press: "Queensland Country Life"

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

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

  203. OptiSurface in Press: Farm Forum Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  210. OptiSurface Incab Activation Steps

  211. OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

  212. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

  213. OSD Window Turns Black

  214. OSEng.dll Getting Quarantined by Anti-Virus

  215. Payments of Fields on OptiSurface Designer

  216. Print & Print Preview Not Working

  217. Print Size

  218. Printing the Maps

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

  220. Purchasing New Credits to Unlock a Design

  221. Recent Knowledgebase Updates List

  222. Resolve OptiSurface Designer Graphical Issues or Crashing

  223. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  224. Runoff Analysis

  225. Showing Elevation Figures in Cut/Fill Map

  226. Slight Shift in Google Background Image

  227. Software License and Workstations / Machines

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

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

  230. Step-By-Step Drainage Analysis Procedure

  231. Step-By-Step Runoff Analysis Procedure

  232. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  233. Supported Units of Measurement of OSD

  234. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

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

  236. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

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

  238. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software

  239. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs

  240. Third Party Software Acknowledgements

  241. Training Topics

  242. Transferring the License to Another Computer

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

  244. Trimble FmX says "Too Far from Points"

  245. Trimble FMX User Guide

  246. Two Legends Visible

  247. Unable to Execute File; Code 14001

  248. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

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

  250. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  251. What is an OptiSurface Credit?

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

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

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

  255. Zones Merge Together

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