Introducing our new UI improvements for all Path Planners. These new features are designed to enhance your path planning experience while making it easier to designcreate your perfect path.
In this article we take a deep dive into each new feature released, and explore how you can use edge selection on your fields.
Selectable Edge User Interface
Selectable Edge Headings
Custom Heading Panel
Complimentary to the addition of selectable edges we are releasing the ability to add precise custom headings to your path plan.
Users will notice a new radio button on the path planner interface page. Once activated, this will open the custom heading panel that allows users to enter headings with up to four decimal place precision.
In addition to adding precision headings, users are able to use the degree offset feature to quickly adjust headings accordingly.
Inner Track Propagation Swap
The easiest explanation of what this is that behind the scenes our algorithm chooses a side from which to propagate tracks. Lets call these left or right. We thought we would be smart, and only show the path plan that equates to the lowest number of tracks. Makes sense right? Less tracks, less turns, less time wasted in the field, less fuel burned, more time with the family, the list goes on. Turns out, not always. What happens when left or right produces the same number of tracks? What happens when you have a square field, and you want your first track to be on the other side of the field? Although we try to put our best foot forward and give users a strong starting point sometimes its just not what they want to do. So this is why we have enabled the ability for a user to force the propagation of inner tracks from the other direction.
Do to other features talked about earlier in the article, such as auto-translation and aligning to an edge, this feature is only present on integer headings. Those that do not have decimals (0*,90*,45*, etc).
New features available now. Login to try them yourself on your fields!