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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. 3.4.7.3 OptiSurface 2Way

  41. 3.4.7.4 OptiSurface 4Way

  42. 3.4.7.5 OptiSurface Circle

  43. 3.4.8 OptiLevee Design

  44. 3.4.9 OptiDitch Design

  45. 3.5 Help Menu

  46. 3.5 Runoff Analysis

  47. 3.5.1 Purchasing Credits

  48. 3.5.2 Activating Licenses and Credits

  49. 3.5.3 Reviewing Current License and Credit Status/Balance

  50. 3.5.4 Transfer Credits Off A Computer

  51. 3.6 Topographic Surface Properties Dialog

  52. 3.7 Options Dialog

  53. 4 Troubleshooting

  54. 4 Troubleshooting

  55. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  56. 5 Surface Drainage Theory

  57. 800ha OptiSurfaced for Lateral Move and Drip Irrigation

  58. 900 Acres: Cut that large survey down.

  59. Acceptable Minimum Slopes

  60. Accuracy of RTK and RTX GPS

  61. Activating OptiSurface Designer and Firewall Parameters

  62. Activating OSDv2.2 with New Credits

  63. Adding A Master Benchmark

  64. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

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

  66. Auto-Backup Files

  67. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  68. Base Station and Line of Sight with the Scrapers

  69. Base Station Mobility

  70. Base Unit Distance with GPS Receivers On Scrappers

  71. Basic Optimum Surface Landform Design Procedure

  72. Belize Sugarcane Farm Development with OptiSurface

  73. Big Difference in Elevation shown in FmX

  74. Cabbage Farm Enhanced with OptiSurface

  75. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

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

  77. Can I Buy OptiSurface Designer Outright?

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

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

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

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

  82. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  83. Cannot Access OptiSurface Designer

  84. Cannot Calculate with OSDv2.5

  85. Computer Change: How to Transfer Credits?

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

  87. Computer Operating Systems

  88. Connecting Pot Holes to Drains

  89. Consultant Testimonials

  90. Contractor Testimonials

  91. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

  92. Coordinate System Differences with Different GPS Systems

  93. Credit Charge for New XYZ File

  94. Credit Charged Twice for the Same Field

  95. Dealer Testimonials

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

  97. Delete TIN Lines When A DTM Is Created

  98. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

  99. Designing a Field in Sections

  100. Designs Generated with OptiSurface Designer

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

  102. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

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

  104. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

  105. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

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

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

  108. Dongle Or Licensing System

  109. Downloading Maps to the Equipment / Machine

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

  111. Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

  112. Draining Surface Water Using OptiSurface Designer

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

  114. Editing Points

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

  116. Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

  117. Error 5013: Activation Failed

  118. Error 5022: System Clock Invalid

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

  120. Error Code 2: OSD Activation Failed

  121. Error Code: ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

  122. Error Codes for Licenses

  123. Error R6030: CR7 Not initialized

  124. Example 10: Canadian Special

  125. Example 11: Sweet Furrow

  126. Example 12: Berry Nice

  127. Example 13: Singhing About It

  128. Example 1: Sugarland with OptiSurface1D

  129. Example 2: Smooth Curves with OptiSurface1D

  130. Example 3: African Pivot with OptiSurface2D

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

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

  133. Example 6: Arkansas Levees

  134. Example 7: Keytah Dryland

  135. Example 8: Midwest Classic

  136. Example 9: Moonie Moonscape

  137. Export Options for Data Layers

  138. Export Plane Design Not Working

  139. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

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

  141. Exporting an Image and Importing into APEX

  142. Exporting John Deere GreenStar Machine Data for OptiSurface

  143. Exporting Survey from TopCon AgForm3D for OptiSurface Import

  144. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

  145. Failed to Write File Error

  146. Farmer Testimonials

  147. File Cannot Be Opened From USB/Network Devices

  148. French Manual for OptiSurface Designer

  149. Getting Rid with Undesirable Indicator

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

  151. GPS Accuracy Affected by Solar Activities

  152. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  153. GPS Coordinate System Check

  154. GPS Not Working For OptiSurface Cloud

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

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

  157. How Do I Get Started with OptiSurface Designer?

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

  159. How Long Can I Use OptiSurface Designer?

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

  161. How to Check Your OptiSurface Webstore Credit Count

  162. How to Check Your System Specification

  163. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  164. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

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

  166. Implementing Designs for the Field

  167. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

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

  169. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

  170. Importing Survey Topography

  171. Importing Survey with File Name Including Special Characters

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

  173. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  174. Introduction to OptiSurface Landforming

  175. Irrigation Analysis Setup Troubleshooting

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

  177. Is GPS Accurate Compared to Laser?

  178. Is OptiSurface Compatible with John Deere?

  179. Issues with French Language on Windows

  180. Joining multiplane.txt From Different Fields

  181. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  182. Latest OptiSurface News Is On Twitter

  183. Legend Way Off Screen

  184. Loading .gps File in FMX

  185. Matching Trimble FMX to Support Control Grid Rotation

  186. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  187. Minimum Area and Operation Cost of a Field

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

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

  190. Navigation in with the User Interface

  191. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

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

  193. Not Seeing the .gps File on Trimble FMX

  194. One Base Station with Multiple Scrapers

  195. One or Two Scrapers

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

  197. OptiSurface Cloud Link Not Working

  198. OptiSurface Designer and John Deere's APEX

  199. OptiSurface Designer Freezes On Importing a Survey

  200. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  201. OptiSurface Designer on Apple Computer

  202. OptiSurface Designer on Windows 10

  203. OptiSurface Designer Release Notes

  204. OptiSurface Designer System Requirements

  205. OptiSurface In Press

  206. OptiSurface In Press: "Drainage Contractor"

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

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

  209. OptiSurface in Press: "Queensland Country Life"

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

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

  212. OptiSurface in Press: Farm Forum Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

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

  219. OptiSurface Incab Activation Steps

  220. OptiSurface Used to Improve Potato Production in Finland

  221. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

  222. OSD Window Turns Black

  223. OSEng.dll Getting Quarantined by Anti-Virus

  224. Payments of Fields on OptiSurface Designer

  225. Print & Print Preview Not Working

  226. Print Size

  227. Printing the Maps

  228. Profile Line Not Working

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

  230. Purchasing New Credits to Unlock a Design

  231. Recent Knowledgebase Updates List

  232. Resolve OptiSurface Designer Graphical Issues or Crashing

  233. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  234. Runoff Analysis

  235. Runoff vs Slope

  236. Showing Elevation Figures in Cut/Fill Map

  237. Slight Shift in Google Background Image

  238. Smoothing Distance

  239. Software License and Workstations / Machines

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

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

  242. Step-By-Step Drainage Analysis Procedure

  243. Step-By-Step Runoff Analysis Procedure

  244. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  245. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

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

  247. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

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

  249. The Benefits by Using OptiSurface Design Software

  250. The Disadvantage of Practicing Multiple Grade Designs

  251. Third Party Software Acknowledgements

  252. Training Topics

  253. Transferring the License to Another Computer

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

  255. Trimble FmX says "Too Far from Points"

  256. Trimble FMX User Guide

  257. Two Legends Visible

  258. Unable to Execute File; Code 14001

  259. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

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

  261. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  262. Virtual Reference Station (VRS) for OptiSurface Landform

  263. Water Control Structures

  264. What is an OptiSurface Credit?

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

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

  267. Working with OptiSurface and Topcon

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

  269. Zones Merge Together

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