I used AgOpenGps for seeding with an pretty old drill with mechanical tram line switch on lifting the drill. Some times, e.g after a longer break, there is the question, if there should be a tramline on the next pass or not.
So I thougt I could try to implement different colors for the tramline pass.
Suprisingly I figured out to code the (very) basics to get a first impression how it would look like.
I thought I could share that with you, maybe this is viable for someone. If not, no problem
Ps.: I follow AgOpenGps since some years now and have been deeply impressed! Thanks to all who made that possible!
I’ve seen that in the code.
But I’m not sure if it is realy necessary to color the sections. That migth be an overkill. Maybe it would be better to have a preview where only those AB Lines are shown which are on a tram line. Or is there the need to store that information?
Ya its kind of a crazy development time right now with the new gui. Almost done. I guess we will have to try and see what happens, or can add manually to the latest commit. Such a pain with no real solution.
Well, my seeder is 3mtrs wide. Sprayer and fertilizer spreader are 24mtrs wide. So after seeding 4 passes, I’ve done 12mtrs of seeding. Then i’m in the middle of my sprayer. My tramline starts at the 4th half pass and the 5th half pass…
Hi Brian, yes the colors are saved in the section file.
What I noticed is, that every new entry in the Sections.txt file creates a new “version” of the file. So I had to add a check for the new boolean property for the sake of compatibility to the “old version” of the file.
Make new field(Boundary seed rye 2019) Seed with 3 m seeder- and save field.
Change tool width to 24 m (could be easier with 12 m temporarily) and park tractor at the right distance to edge where the A B line is (12 m from edge) In Sim this can only be done after field is opened![Smile]
Make/open new field -clone from 3m seeded field (Boundary seed rye 2019) and name it Spray 24 m
Choose your A B line and click it right or left until line is in center of tractor (here it is easier if tool temporarily, is set to 12 m because then line also hits boarder at same time as center of tractor)
Ok, you want some visual on screen on both track 4 and 5.
I think you could get a little like it if you set tramline to start at 4(depending of nr of first track from side) and skip 8, this way you should get 7 red lines and then one green for every 8 passes, to remind you of activating tramline valves.
Yes… I know that works, that’s how I am using it now… I’d like to have a visual view for all the tramlines in that field… so every 24mtrs there is a line drawn, referenced at my AB reference line. Or from first pass
Well now I know how to set mine up in the spring.
I believe the hard working programmers will figure it out:+1:
Another way is to split your seeder in AOG into 3 sections, 20 cm 260 cm 20 cm, and maybe even interconnect via relay to tramcomputer or tramvalves, then you also have red/unapplied sign on screen when making tramline and the unapplied gap will be seen also.
As you can read in my second post above, I am not sure if its realy useful to color the whole section. I also thought that there could be a “tram line preview” as you both mentioned.
Basicly I think I want to address the same issue as you stated, Richard. Which is, to see in advance if the next pass should generate a tramline.
Do you both think we should try to implement a “tramline preview” with the existing AB-lines rather than the thing I showed?