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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 Furrow Irrigation Analysis (OptiIrrigate)

  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. Accuracy of RTK and RTX GPS

  56. Activating OptiSurface Designer and Firewall Parameters

  57. Activating OSDv2.2 with New Credits

  58. Adding A Master Benchmark

  59. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

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

  61. Auto-Backup Files

  62. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  63. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers

  64. Base Station Mobility

  65. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers

  66. Basic Optimum Surface Landform Design Procedure

  67. Belize Sugarcane Farm Development with OptiSurface

  68. Big Difference in Elevation shown in FmX

  69. Cabbage Farm Enhanced with OptiSurface

  70. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

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

  72. Can I Buy OptiSurface Designer Outright?

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

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

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

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

  77. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  78. Cannot Access OptiSurface Designer

  79. Cannot Calculate with OSDv2.5

  80. Computer Change: How to Transfer Credits?

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

  82. Computer Operating Systems

  83. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains

  84. Consultant Testimonials

  85. Contractor Testimonials

  86. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

  87. Coordinate System Differences with Different GPS Systems

  88. Credit Charge for New XYZ File

  89. Credit Charged Twice for the Same Field

  90. Dealer Testimonials

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

  92. Delete TIN Lines When A DTM Is Created

  93. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

  94. Designing a Field in Sections

  95. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer

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

  97. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

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

  99. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

  100. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

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

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

  103. Dongle Or Licensing System

  104. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine

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

  106. Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

  107. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer

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

  109. Editing Points

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

  111. Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

  112. Error 5013: Activation Failed

  113. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid

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

  115. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed

  116. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

  117. Error Codes for Licenses

  118. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized

  119. Example 10: Canadian Special

  120. Example 11: Sweet Furrow

  121. Example 12: Berry Nice

  122. Example 13: Singhing About It

  123. Example 1: Sugarland with OptiSurface1D

  124. Example 2: Smooth Curves with OptiSurface1D

  125. Example 3: African Pivot with OptiSurface2D

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

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

  128. Example 6: Arkansas Levees

  129. Example 7: Keytah Dryland

  130. Example 8: Midwest Classic

  131. Example 9: Moonie Moonscape

  132. Export Options for Data Layers

  133. Export Plane Design Not Working

  134. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

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

  136. Exporting an Image and Importing into APEX

  137. Exporting Survey from TopCon AgForm3D for OptiSurface Import

  138. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

  139. Failed to Write File Error

  140. Farmer Testimonials

  141. File Cannot Be Opened From USB/Network Devices

  142. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer

  143. Getting Rid with Undesirable Indicator

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

  145. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities

  146. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  147. GPS Coordinate System Check

  148. GPS Not Working For OptiSurface Cloud

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

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

  151. How Do I Get Started with OptiSurface Designer?

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

  153. How Long can I Use OptiSurface Designer?

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

  155. How to Check Your OptiSurface Webstore Credit Count

  156. How to Check Your System Specification

  157. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  158. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

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

  160. Implementing Designs for the Field

  161. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

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

  163. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

  164. Importing Survey Topography

  165. Importing Survey with File Name Including Special Characters

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

  167. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  168. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming

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

  170. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?

  171. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?

  172. Issues with French Language on Windows

  173. Joining multiplane.txt From Different Fields

  174. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  175. Latest OptiSurface News Is On Twitter

  176. Legend Way Off Screen

  177. Loading .gps File in FmX

  178. Matching Trimble FMX to Support Control Grid Rotation

  179. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  180. Minimum Area and Operation Cost of a Field

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

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

  183. Navigation in with the User Interface

  184. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

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

  186. Not Seeing the .gps File on Trimble FMX

  187. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers

  188. One or Two Scrapers

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

  190. OptiSurface Cloud Link Not Working

  191. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX

  192. OptiSurface Designer Freezes On Importing a Survey

  193. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  194. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer

  195. OptiSurface Designer on Windows 10

  196. OptiSurface Designer Release Notes

  197. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements

  198. OptiSurface In Press

  199. OptiSurface In Press: "Drainage Contractor"

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

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

  202. OptiSurface in Press: "Queensland Country Life"

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

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

  205. OptiSurface in Press: Farm Forum Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  212. OptiSurface Incab Activation Steps

  213. OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

  214. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

  215. OSD Window Turns Black

  216. OSEng.dll Getting Quarantined by Anti-Virus

  217. Payments of Fields on OptiSurface Designer

  218. Print & Print Preview Not Working

  219. Print Size

  220. Printing the Maps

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

  222. Purchasing New Credits to Unlock a Design

  223. Recent Knowledgebase Updates List

  224. Resolve OptiSurface Designer Graphical Issues or Crashing

  225. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  226. Runoff Analysis

  227. Runoff vs Slope

  228. Showing Elevation Figures in Cut/Fill Map

  229. Slight Shift in Google Background Image

  230. Software License and Workstations / Machines

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

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

  233. Step-By-Step Drainage Analysis Procedure

  234. Step-By-Step Runoff Analysis Procedure

  235. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  236. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

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

  238. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

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

  240. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software

  241. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs

  242. Third Party Software Acknowledgements

  243. Training Topics

  244. Transferring the License to Another Computer

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

  246. Trimble FmX says "Too Far from Points"

  247. Trimble FMX User Guide

  248. Two Legends Visible

  249. Unable to Execute File; Code 14001

  250. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

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

  252. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  253. What is an OptiSurface Credit?

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

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

  256. Working with OptiSurface and Topcon

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

  258. Zones Merge Together

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