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Welcome to the May 2017 OptiSurface Newsletter.

The News Of The Month features some clients using OptiSurface with great success.

The Design Of The Month shows a 150 ha field with substantial drainage problems due to 'melonholes' or Gilgais.

The Feature Of The Month explains the how to use Recalculate Cut/Fill feature after manually editing the Proposed Topography.

If you have any problems or questions please reply to this email or call me on +61 405-686-425 (Australia) or Preston on +1 870-340-2020 (USA).

 
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Graeme Cox & The OptiSurface Team
DAVCO OptiSurface
Mobile: +61 405 686 425   Skype: graemejcox
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"Celebrating 500,000 Acres of Optimized Agricultural Earthworks"

P.S.
If you haven't taken advantage of OptiSurface yet, we're offering a special service where we will take your topographic data for a field and conduct some FREE analysis and design.  Go here to find out more: http://www.optisurface.com/nlt/
News Of The Month
From our Twitter and Facebook feeds.


Precison Ag Visions  ‏@PrecisnAgVisns Dec 01 2016
Optisurface design. Note if the field will dry enough to move the dirt

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Maurice Chauvin  ‏@MauChauvin replying to @Agridome Apr 01
#1 should be GPS Land formation Get rid of bathtubs in the field checkout @OptiSurface 's website



OptiSurface  ‏@OptiSurface Apr01
GPS Landforming lower cost than Tile and typically much higher ROI. Also enhances tile effectiveness.



Dean Toews‏ @Dt8010 Apr 22
Optisurface working great managing runoff without ditches, allowing us to start stripping.

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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface May 2
Spot The Difference! OptiSurfaced Gilgai Country After Rainfall Event.

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John Bealey‏ @INNTAGRICA May 2
Drainage channel with Field Level II of @Trimble_Ag incorporated into the design of @OptiSurface for sowing of sugarcane in Costa Rica. Pura Vida...

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John Bealey‏ @INNTAGRICA May 2
Field Level II of @Trimble_Ag design @OptiSurface and scraper ROME building channel drainage in batch cane mechanized harvest

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OptiSurface‏ @OptiSurface May 15
OptiSurface Designs - Sugarcane Pivot Field

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DanBloomer‏ @danbloomer1 May 16
Surveyed MicroFarm today, @OptiSurface design tomorrow so all ready for Patrick Nicolle next week. Will have both scoop and blade workingDan Bloomer added, LandWISE @LandWISENZ
Want to see OptiSurface land shaping in action? Demo at LandWISE 2017 Conference 24…25 May http://www.landwise.org.nz/events/landwise2017/

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OptiSurface @OptiSurface May 22
Midwest USA farmer's surface drainage problems. Solve this ridiculously easy with Optisurface https://youtu.be/OIQE_wKq_yM via @YouTube

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OptiSurface replying to @jryanmurpphy81 May 23
Fix these shallow wet spots with @OptiSurface http://optisurface.com

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OptiSurface replying to @davechatterton May 23
Should consider @OptiSurface landforming to fix this. Find out how at http://optisurface.com

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Design Of The Month
150Ha Dryland Field Design
This 150 ha field is part of a 550 ha farm area that will be landformed. The farmer wants to integrate the design so water drains off the property seamlessly.  It is the lowest of the block hence the design starts from this side, but still keeping in mind the water exits from the other fields.

Existing Topography

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Drainage Analysis

Melonholes throughout the field ranges from 50mm (2in) to 800mm (31in) deep and 1m (3ft) to 15m (45ft) across, as highlighted in the drainage analysis.
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Proposed Topography

Ponding was eliminated using OptiSurface 4Way. A waterway was added to the south of the field with a levee bank at the south side to prevent water from spilling over to the neighboring field.

Earthworks were recently completed by Hubbard's Contracting. On time and within budget.
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Waterway Cross Section

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Proposed Cut/Fill Map


Earthworks ended up at 251 m3/ha for the field including the waterway.
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Feature Of The Month
Recalculate Cut/Fill
Overview:  Updates the Cut/Fill Map, slopes and earthworks volume after the Proposed Topography has been modified using breaklines or the topographic points are edited/deleted after the Landform Design calculation.

Displayed by: Tools > Recalculate Cut/Fill
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  • Main Slope Bearing (deg) - Defines the direction of the main slope or down slope. It should generally have the same value as the Main Slope Bearing defined in Landform Design.
  • Boundary Point Spacing (m or ft) - Defines how far apart the calculation points for the recalculation. Lowering this to 5m or less will result to more accurate earthworks.
  • Rebalance - Tick this ON to rebalance the earthworks on recalculate using defined parameters as shown below.
    Cut/Fill Ratio - Cut/fill ratio = Volume of Cut / Volume of Fill. It is the same as the ratio used in Landform Design.
    Fill to Import (m3 or ft3) - Add in a value other than 0 if there are fills to be imported into the field.
    Cut to Export (m3 or ft3) - Add in a value other than 0 if there are cuts to be exported out of the field.
    Adjust Breaklines - Tick this ON to and allow the breaklines to shift vertically to balance the earthworks.

Proposed Topography (edited with breaklines)
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Cut/Fill Map (No Recalculate Cut/Fill)
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Cut/Fill Map (Recalculated)
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