Your probably right. Ill try to quite diving down rabbit holes.Does other systems indicate the slope(outside of the initial min slope setting)? Would be nice to expand on this, but myself, I'm satisfied with knowing only the min slope or how it currently displays the slope until the user clicks.
I could be wrong, please correct me if so. I get the feeling there is a disconnect between the design intent vs the specifics Kansas is looking for. Where current design intent appears to be geared towards water management vs terrain slope/grading management. These two worlds cross over and have similarities, but only so much. Think a version 2 would be needed to create the surface management tools Kansas is looking for.
Just finishing up the little things to clean it up. Will be up this evening - i promise!Are you goin to Put this version on GITHUB or should I use installer mentioned on AOG.
I dont mean to harp on insignificant detail but with mouse you can hover over a spot and see slope for that spot before click. With touchscreen I never see slope at all just cut and fill. Maybe im missing something. Could you set it up do CLick and drag as in touch your finger to screen move around and then let up at spot.You can get Bluetooth mice that don't need a transmitter. They just connect.
I'm not sure how else to draw the line other then click the spots.
touch worked pretty good on my Acer.
Almost impossible to do with winforms (The programming API of all the forms you see). Incorporating touchscreen elements are really hard because it was never designed for it. You can get track balls that just sit flat on the surface and you spin the ball rather then move the mouse.I dont mean to harp on insignificant detail but with mouse you can hover over a spot and see slope for that spot before click. With touchscreen I never see slope at all just cut and fill. Maybe im missing something. Could you set it up do CLick and drag as in touch your finger to screen move around and then let up at spot.
Always good to find a fellow crazy! Comforting to know there are lots of us isn't itHi.
Found this thread because I have a yard/field to grade and, being a DIY computer geek with more time than money, who's also a hobby farmer, I wanted to hook up a GPS to my tractor and auto-grade my yard/field. Thought I had a great idea that I'd never seen being done before. Should have known better.
Please forgive my naivety, I'm not a (real) farmer, I've never surveyed anything, I don't do grading, and I'm mostly a hardware guy...
Looks like opengrade is about 80-90% of what I had thought of (I think). *My* idea was to travel the area with an RTK rover importing existing data into something like QGIS, then modifying the map as needed to get a new profile, and downloading the new map/data to the rover unit. The rover could compare the current position/height with expected position/height and set the blade accordingly. Would that not eliminate any path restrictions? You could "just drive" and get the profile you need -- you would probably have to set restrictions on maximum cut/fill per pass but you could drive the area multiple times until the terrain matches the profile. Maybe this is already possible? As I said, I'm not up on all this so my understanding may be WAY off, sorry.
You can't believe how excited I am to have found this thread. My wife & kids think I'm have nuts for dreaming up this stuff and here you have not only validated my thoughts but have a working chunk of software available! Thank you.