Terrace Design Tool (TDT) is a software tool
designed to assist field office staff and engineers to design erosion
control terrace systems for conservation projects consistent with
national conservation practice standards Code 600 Terrace and Code 638
Water and Sediment Control Basin.
TDT is a plug-in component
that operates seamlessly with the Engineering Field Tool
framework and takes advantage of previously developed components and
applications such as the Survey Engineering Tool (SET).
More specifically, it can use SET's survey and alignment
tools, TIN engine, cut/fill volume calculation engine, waterway design
tools, earthworks structure design tools and reporting framework.
TDT benefits field office staff and
engineers by consolidating knowledge and practices in the form of an
easy-to-use tool for design of terrace systems. TDT benefits the end
customer, the citizens and farmers, by assisting in implementation of
properly planned conservation projects for the land.