Import Field Surveys From Any RTK GPS and UAV
Fast, Easily & With Lowest Earthworks Due To Unique AI.
Export Control Files for Most Machine Control Systems.
Fully 3D Interface
Bigger Earthworks Savings
Unique Water Velocity Calculations
Unique Furrow Irrigation Optimization
Unique Surface Types for Dryland Drainage
Faster soil warm-up
Better soil aeration
Out of the box, OptiSurface Designer has more compatibility, features and functionality than competing systems
Our unique AI optimization technology achieves cost savings of up to $500/acre through lower earthworks. This makes the program pay for itself in the first field.
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What is OSD?
OptiSurface Designer is a mouthful and is often shortened in communication, just like in these FAQ's.
What kind of GPS do I need?
OSD works with virtually any GPS receiver. It uses industry standard NMEA messages from the GPS, meaning your current system (provided you have the required level of accuracy) can probably be used. The following are some of the common GPS systems used:
- CaseIH/Trimble (all smart antennas, plus FM750/1000 with RTK unlocks)
- John Deere (RTK is required and the 6000 Receiver has the fastest output rate [10hz] and accuracy)
- Outback (MAX/STX/S3/A320/A220 running RTK)
- Ag Leader (all RTK receivers can be used)
There are other lower cost RTK receivers on the market but many of these systems require more knowledge to configure correctly and may not be as reliable or accurate.
Do I need RTK GPS?
YES. OSD relies on accurate GPS elevation and position data to function. It is only as accurate as the incoming GPS messages. If you are using low accuracy GPS, your implement will move up and down randomly as you work, due to the inaccuracies in GPS signals.
For the best vertical accuracy you should have a GNSS Receiver on the rover and base station. Also, the base station should be within 1 km or 1/2 mile of the operating machine. This should give you sub-inch vertical accuracy most of the time.
How do I get support?
While we designed OSD to be as simple as possible, there may be times when you need a little help! Your Dealer should be your first line of support, and they will have access to higher levels of support if needed to solve your issue. If you ordered online or we direct-shipped your system to you then please call us at +1 870-340-2020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I need to enter any measurements?
The only measurements we require is the cutting edge-to-ground height when in the transport position. We need to account for this when surveying.
What if the required cut is too deep?
OSD features a Nudge function to account for this. If you find yourself spinning out, hit the Nudge Up button to reduce the cutting depth for the current pass. The screen will display your Final Target Height. On the next pass, Nudge Down. Repeat this as many times as needed until you reach the Final Target Height.
What kind of computer do I need?
OSD runs on Microsoft Windows Operating System.
Minimum System Requirements:
Operating System: Windows XP
Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual Core or AMD Athlon™ II Dual Core; 3.0 GHz
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Drive Storage: 20 GB
Video Card: nVidia or AMD (formerly ATI) card with 256 MB of video RAM
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024
Note: Most computers newer than 3yrs old include these capabilities
Recommended System Requirements:
Operating System: Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
Processor: Intel® Core™ Quad Core or AMD Phenom™ II Quad Core; 3.0 GHz or higher
RAM: 4 GB or more
Hard Drive Storage: 20 GB or more
Video Card: nVidia or AMD (formerly ATI) card with 2 GB or more of video RAM
Screen Resolution: 1920 X 1080 or more
Note: Netbooks (mini laptops) are generally not recommended as these have slower processors, mostly at 1 GHz range.
Does it run on iPads or Android tablets?
No, sorry. Not Yet. However we can export our designs to OptiSurface Mobile for viewing out in the field. OptiSurface Mobile is only available for Apple IOS devices currently. Search the Apple App Store to find and download it currently available for download for free.
Do I need Internet or a data plan?
NO. A data plan on your tablet can be useful for support and emailing surveys and designs from the office or third-parties, however it is not required. You will need the computer to be connected to the internet during activation of the software with our activation code that you will be provided.
Can I design for multiple machines?
YES. You can import surveys and control files to and from multiple machines easily.
Does OSD offer variable slope designs?
YES. We pioneered variable slope designs and we call them OptiSurfaces and OptiLines. It allows you to enter a minimum and maximum slope, a smoothing factor and other parameters if required. OSD will then compute a optimized profile or surface that will save you up to 80% in earth moving compared to constant grade designs.
Can I use OSD for levelling?
YES. You can design planes with single or dual slopes using a plain of best fit or fixed-slopes. The slopes calculated can be typed into a laser transmitter if required, however most of our designs go out as control files to GPS-based machine control systems.
Can I use OSD for tiling?
In theory yes. We have developed a basic sub-surface design module for designing tile drainage layouts, however this module is still in beta phase but if you'd like to test it out, let us know.
Can I create curved ditch paths?
YES. With OptiSurface you can create ditch designs on curved or straight paths.
How do I know if my particular type of design is supported?
OSD includes a number of design types you can calculate in the software. For more complicated designs we have the OptiSurface Designer Software that typically is used in the office with a mouse which allows finer controls and details. Contact us if you have a scenario that's not currently listed in the designs above and odds are we can accommodate you.