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Farmworks Mapping

Farmworks Surface desktop software:



Farm Works™ Surface software is an analysis and design tool for use with the Trimble® WM-Drain™ farm drainage solution. Surface ensures the optimal placement of tile and surface drains in both surface and sub-surface drainage water management projects, helping to drain fields adequately and increase crop yields.

Display 3D topography data with water flow direction arrows and decide where surface ditches or subsurface tile lines should be installed to optimally drain the field. Utilize preset drawing tools to create mains, parallel lateral spacings, and/or clip drainage lines. These lines produce a vertical profile so that information can be entered for pipe size, pipe type, phase, minimum depth, maximum depth, and optimum grade. When the final design is complete, reports can be printed for the operator to show the amount of material required to complete the job.

Completed designs in Surface can be submitted wirelessly to the field using Connected Farm™. These designs are compatible with the WM-Drain module on the FmX® display and Trimble’s 3D machine control technology for precise installation of your pipe or surface ditches. Use WM-Drain with any type of drainage plow—self-propelled, pull-type, chain or wheel trenchers, ditchers, scrapers, or any other water management implement.

Farmworks Surface Features:

  • New 2012! Layout and design drainage tile by size, pipe type, phase, then enter the minimum depth, maximum depth, and optimum grade for each.
  • New 2012! Easily make design adjustments based on vertical profile and set or change direction of water outlet.
  • New 2012! Utilize the design check feature to confirm that all drainage lines flow correctly.
  • Includes all the features of Farm Works™ Mapping software.
  • Import field topographical data collected with precision agriculture displays such as the Trimble FieldLevel II system on the FmX integrated display.
  • View field topographical data in 3D from any angle and exaggerate the vertical to visualize the shape and slopes of the field.
  • Enable flow arrows and tributary lines to assist with tracing the natural surface water flows.
  • Determine the various watershed zones of the field to assist with main, submain, and lateral pipe placement.
  • Utilize the drawing tools to tie laterals to mains, create parallel lateral spacings, and clip drainage lines.
  • Print a report that shows the amount of material required to complete the job.
  • View the field analysis over the top of aerial images to review your data in another context.
  • Create levee paths from topography data based on contour, interval, and turn radius settings.



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