During the creation of a straight track Path Plan, Launch Pad calculates the top 5 straight edges of a boundary. These edges can be selected by the user via the heading dropdown or with a map layer interaction.
Selectable edge headings represent a line of best fit for the selected boundary edge. Our Path Planning software calculates these lines, and then matches straight tracks to the selected precision heading. Overlap is minimized on the selected edge side, and biased towards the opposite edge of the field.
Path Planner as a default selects the longest straightest edge candidate. This is denoted by the thick red line, with white anchor nodes.
Selectable edge headings are added to the Headings dropdown menu of the main path planning panel.
To select and edge:
Select a field and generate a Path Plan
Once the Plan is in the Review stage, click the dropdown form element labeled "Heading"
Selectable Edge Headings are grouped under the "EDGE" title within the dropdown.
*Selectable Edge Headings are distinguishable as they are precision numbers with up to four decimal place precision.
Selectable Edge - Map Layer Interaction
Selectable Edge Headings are quickly selectable via map layer interaction. Once a path plan is generated, the user will be presented with a straight track path plan. Selectable edge candidates are displayed as red portions of the boundary.
Path Planner as a default, selects the longest straightest edge candidate. This is denoted by the thick red line, with white anchor nodes.
When a user holds the pointer (mouse) over a selectable red edge, Launch Pad will display a dashed white line. This line represents the line of best fit for a selectable edge.
To select an edge:
- Select a field and generate a path plan
- Once the plan is at the review stage, hover the mouse over a selectable boundary edge to view the line of best fit
- click to select a precision edge heading.