Tips and Tricks

  1. NRCS SCS Engineering Field Handbook

  2. Water Control Structures

  3. Smoothing Distance

  4. Erosion Control Banks & Waterway

  5. Drainage Design Solutions of Different Topographies

  6. Runoff vs Slope

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

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

  9. GPS Base Station Setup For Best Vertical Accuracy

  10. How to Survey with Trimble FMX

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

  12. Balancing Earthworks in the Field

  13. Landform Design Slopes and Smoothing

  14. Export Proposed Topography to AutoCAD

  15. Surface Irrigation Designs with Variable Slope

  16. OptiSurface Designer Import and Export Format

  17. Importing Multiple Survey Files to OSD

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

  19. Calculation Grid Spacing and Export Grid Spacing

  20. How to Survey a Field for Landforming Design

  21. Loading .gps File in FMX

  22. Designing a Field in Sections

  23. Using an Old OSD File versus a New Survey

  24. No Master Benchmark on Imported Survey File

  25. Displaying Secondary Benchmarks

  26. Import Error for xyz File Due to Encoding Format

  27. OptiSurface4D: Bounded By Ridges

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

  29. Reverse Grades to Main Slope

  30. Measuring Culvert Invert Level

  31. Surveying a 1000-Ha Field

  32. GPS Coordinate System Check

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

  34. Can You Import Data Directly From GPS System?

  35. Converting Latitude/Longitude to Easting/Northing

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

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

  38. Exporting to Trimble FMX Field Level

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

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

  41. 900 Acres: Cut that large survey down.

  42. Export Options for Data Layers

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

  44. Different Row Slope Directions In One Field

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

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

  47. Adjust the Bands in the Legend

  48. Design for a 1000-Ha Field

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

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

  51. Acceptable Minimum Slopes

  52. Incorrect Area in OptiSurface

  53. Valley Subzone Not Behaving as Expected

  54. Difference Between Breaklines And Subzones

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

  56. Subzones Settings Over Ride Boundary Zone Settings

  57. Printing the Maps

  58. Print Size

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