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Old 14-12-2009, 14:50   #1
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Navigation Program SeaClear II

I'm sure someone can help on this one. Been playing around with the program SeaClear the past couple days and am impressed with what I've seen. Problem I am having is in planning routes. If I want to plan a triangle route say waypoints (positions) A, B, C with B between A and C. Starting at C going to A then to B then return to C. I can not get the program to recognize this sequence. It will compute route of C to B and A to B only. The directions talk about two modes standard and extend in route planning. Either way I get the same result.

As always it is probably the person using the program but, if anyone could help I would appreciate it.


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Old 14-12-2009, 15:21   #2
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I don't think Seaclear II will let you use the same waypoint twice in a route.

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Why don't you put a fourth one right next to your starting point?
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Put a destination D just next to dept point A.

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Old 18-12-2009, 13:34   #5
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Thanks for the reply.

I've tried all that you have suggested but still can not get it to go. If you have SeaClear try it, It will assume the closest waypoint is what you want no matter what order it is put in the route. It really seams like a great program otherwise. If anyone else can figure what I may be doing wrong let me know.

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I think you can only go forward 1,2,3... or reverse 5,4,3.... in a route.
If I remember correctly SeaClear will caculate to the nearest point of a route.
Try adding a waypoint D in the route that is closer to A than B.
If you de-activate the route and restart the route it may work. You can try forward and reversing the route.

I couldn't find skip a waypoint or activate next in route in SeaClear. OpenCPN has the ability to skip a waypoint by Activate Next in route.
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Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
Put a destination D just next to dept point A.

This works fine. You have to make sure you have Extend activated.

Activate the Route Editor

Right click mouse and click on Extend (make sure there is a check mark on the word Extend).

Make the first 2 legs of the triangle by double clicking.

Put the cursor close to the first Way Point and double click. (If you use the positive key on your keyboard you can zoom in and drop that last way point about a foot away from the first point .)


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