That is really cool Fritz! Wish i owned a cat.....Brian: Could you change metric units to imperial in the cut line and light bar in open grade.
It was scrolling (more like compressing) as it was being recorded. The whole thing is on one screen to be able to click directly on it to make the cut line.Not sure that there would be a one size fits all length. It would be nice to survey the length of an entire waterway and then zoom in when you're cutting each little 'hill' off with the scraper. Your vid on V2 on youtube had the profile scrolling I think. One more small thing would be to add a 'Discard and Exit' button on the exit screen. You have only 'Back' and 'Save and Exit' now. I've been researching commercial software similar to this and the prices are breathtaking to say the least. Thanks for all your hard work on this. It looks like a really useable program already. Any plans to add machine control? A directional control valve in the hydraulic lines to the pan would be easier to control than an autosteer system.
Yes, you can either do that as a minimum, or just when setting the cut line with the mouse just make that a straight line - then you have a gauge across the whole plot that would be displayed in the bar graph as you drove.It wouldn't be much of a problem to survey the whole thing to get a general idea and then resurvey and cut each smaller sub-segment. If a person wanted to level a building pad or other area could you just set a benchmark somewhere in the middle of one side, set the width to 100' or whatever and set the slope to zero?
Thankyou for all you efforts in making opengrade and agopengps. I have been a lurker for some time. I know that opengrade has been demonstrated for terracing, but was wondering if you could modify the offsets for trenching?
Wheel trenchers have a limitation of depth (my spiecher 6060 is 72") and a minimum cover say 30". it is possible to have opengrade do these two offsets, and then draw the gradeline to fit between these two parameters.
This would allow the operator to "fit" the best slope and also minimize the amount of material to install the tile. Sometimes two or more grade lines (at different % slopes) are needed to get thru my hilly farm.
This would also work with a tractor pulled tile plow.