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Happy Holidays and Welcome to the OptiSurface Newsletter for December 2020.

Thanks to all our clients for another great year. We look forward to helping you in 2021 and making it everyone's best year yet.

See below for our latest Deals, News, Design and Feature of the Month.

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

 
Regards
Graeme Cox & The OptiSurface Team
DAVCO OptiSurface
Web:  www.optisurface.com  
News: www.twitter.com/OptiSurface
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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/
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Deal Of The Month
Get up to 50% Off OptiSurface Credits until the end of January. Contact your dealer to find out more or email support@optisurface.com.
News Of The Month
From Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook feeds.

OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Dec 9

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From OptiSurface. Our support desk will be lightly manned From 21st Dec until January 1st for critical issues.

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Wim De Witte@Vario820 · Aug 1

Kliveren with @OptiSurface and @Agrometius @Fendt_nl Driving relatively few cubs, but moving a lot of meters goes great with the Bos dozer.#akker#agrifoto

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Precision Ag Visions@PrecisnAgVisns · Aug 5

Used optisurface to design this infield. Used a small scraper to grade the dirt! #optisurface

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Aug 19

Another OptiSurface job done in quick time by John Oar in North Queensland. We had to get a race buggy to keep up with him. ;) See more examples at http://optisurface.com/examples

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Aug 24

Another OptiSurfaced field in France. Thanks to Hervé DISS. https://youtu.be/S0X14iab0qw via @YouTube

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Aug 28

Building Pad Design in OptiSurface Designer - Endless Design Possibilities Using Breaklines http://optisurface.com/building-pad/

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My custom topo mapping rig for mapping baseball and softball fields, to grade with optisurface designs.

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Precision Ag Visions@PrecisnAgVisns · Sep 29

My then 8 year old running the tractor grading a ball diamond several weeks ago! #optisurface

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Graeme J Cox@GraemeJCox · Oct 12

Benefits of OptiSurface don't get clearer than this. Right side of the road the field is a write off due to a wet start to the season drowning the crop and the others side has been OptiSurface Landformed is drained perfectly with a nice crop. See more at http://OptiSurface.com/examples

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OptiSurface@OptiSurface · Oct 29

Optimum Surface Landforming at DAVCO Farming's Oaky Project for furrow irrigation. A sandy clay ridge angles through the field requiring significant cuts.

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Share Your Projects
Share photos of your designs or field work on social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn and tag us with @OptiSurface. Each month we will select the best post and send you a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Congratulations to Wim De Witte and Precision Ag Visions for winning this months voucher.
Design Of The Month
Queensland Contour Banks
Designing Erosion Control Contour Banks with the New Contour Bank Design Feature

The client was looking for a way to improve the drainage of existing contour banks on his field and add more to reduce the risk of erosion.The Runoff Analysis for a 1-in-10yr rainfall event below shows where there are high risk of erosion highlighted by the yellow to red runoff velocities.

Existing Topography

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Existing Runoff Velocities

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The field already have two contour banks installed in the field and the client is looking to add contour banks on the rest of the field. These banks will slope so that water falls and exit into the grassed waterways as shown below.

Existing Contour Banks

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The new feature called Contour Bank Design was used. The target slope is defined and the location of each contour bank is marked in the map using Pick and Calculate. Ridges were defined where the contour banks will fall away and exit to the waterways.

Proposed Contour Banks

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The contour banks will then be offset to create the crest of the bank and the water channel. This particular design requires variable height of the bank and water channel increasing in capacity as it reaches the waterway. This design approach reduces the earthworks and improves ease of farming over the banks.

Water Channel Long Section

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Bank Crest Long Section

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Feature Of The Month
Overview:  The Contour Bank Design feature allows calculating and drawing of contour banks with a given target slope using breaklines

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Menu: Tools > Contour Bank Design

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Calculate Using Topography: Select the Surface to carry the calculation on.

Point Spacing (m or ft):  The distance between points along the contour bank line.

Target Slope (%):  The slope of the contour bank. Can be positive (+) or negative (-).

Elv. Tolerance (m or ft): The allowable elevation tolerance of the contour bank and the selected surface.

Example
The Design of The Month shows the example but the steps are shown below.

1.  Go to Tools Menu > Contour Bank Design
2.  Set the desired parameters.
3.  Click Pick & Calculate and click on the map where you want the contour bank to start.
4.  Click again in the direction where you want the contour bank line to go.

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