Creating a Boundary

This chapter will explain how to create a boundary of your field.

Creating or loading a boundary should be your initial step before starting a job. Doing this will help you determine the shape and size of your field and how best to proceed with the job. Boundaries can also be saved and used over again in future and for different applications.

Procedure

System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_FIG 1

Main Screen

Before starting this procedure, setup your software as required according to the configuration checklist in Chapter 6 on page 6-62.

1. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_1 to access the Job Setup screen.

 

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Job Setup screen

2. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_2 to access the Boundary Selection screen.

 

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Boundary Selection screen

3. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_3 to start a new boundary file.
4. Refer to Page 7-7 for information on how to set the boundary offset.

 

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Enter Boundary Name

5. You can enter a new boundary name or use the generated name. Refer to Appendix E for information on the generated File Name. Refer to Appendix A, Page A-9 and A-10 for instructions on using the Alphanumeric pad.
6. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_4 to accept the name and return to the Boundary Selection screen.

 

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Job Setup screen displaying boundary

7. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_5 to return to the guidance screen.

 

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Drive to starting point

8. Drive to the desired starting point on your field and after selecting System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_FIG 6. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_7 when you want to start drawing your boundary.

 

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Start drawing your boundary

9. Drive off, and a line should appear on the screen next to or behind your vehicle icon (figure 7-7). This line represents your field boundary.

 

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Boundary icon will change to tick icon

10. Watching the line on your screen, drive your vehicle around the boundary of your field until the lines are almost closed. When you near the starting point of your boundary, the boundary icon will change to this System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_8.

 

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Approaching Start of Boundary

 

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Close the Boundary Line

11. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_8 to close the boundary line. A straight line will be drawn from the end point to the starting point of the boundary line.

 

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Boundary mapping completed

12. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_FIG 6 to save the current boundary and create a new file for the next boundary mapping. The saved file will close, and the new boundary file (that will be automatically named) will be opened.

 

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Create a new file to start a new boundary map

13. Now you can either repeat the above procedure on another field to create and save more field boundaries, or you can start a new Job file.

Refer to chapter 8 for instructions on how to start a Job.

 

Boundary Offset

The boundary offset is used so you can draw your boundary line at a specific distance on the left or right of your vehicle icon. As such, if you were driving with the center of your vehicle directly over your field boundary, your offset would be zero. Sometimes it is only possible to drive next to your field boundary due to a fence line.

This is when you would use boundary offset. There offset values will be positive or negative depending on the direction you are travelling around your field. This section will explain how to set your boundary offset.

 

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Access Boundary Offset screen

1. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_10 to access the Boundary Offset screen.

 

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Enter Boundary offset value

2. Enter a value for the offset. Use a positive number for an offset to the right of your vehicle and a negative number for an offset to the left of your vehicle. Normally this value is set at slightly more than half the swath width of your vehicle so that the boundary line is drawn just slightly over the edge of the implement (see figures 7-15 and 7-16).

Refer to Appendix A, Page A-2 for information on how to use the Numeric keypad.

3. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_4 to confirm your selection.

 

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Negative offset (left) and positive offset (right)

 

 

Recalling a Boundary

After a field boundary is created, you may want to recall it for use in different jobs and field applications. This section explains how to recall a boundary file for use in a new Job.

NOTICE: The guidance screen displays your vehicle icon based on the GPS coordinates of your vehicle. Your saved field boundary also has GPS coordinates based on the location of the actual field. Because of this, your vehicle needs to be near the actual field for the field boundary to be displayed properly on the display screen.

 

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Access Job Setup screen

If using an old Boundary file in a new Job, ensure that the Job file is created first before loading the Boundary file.

1. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_1 to access the Job Setup screen.

 

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Access Boundary Selection screen

2. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_2 to access the Boundary Selection screen.

 

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Select a boundary file

3. Select the up and down arrow buttons System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_9 System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_10  to select a Boundary file.

4. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_4 to confirm your selection and return to Job Setup screen.

 

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Return to Guidance screen

5. Select System150 GX-45_Create Boundary_5 to return to the Guidance screen.

 

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Boundary is displayed on Guidance screen

You will see your Boundary displayed on the screen.

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