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Old 15-03-2017, 09:22   #2266
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Personally, I find the map print feature very useful. I use it to make copies for navigation exercises. I also tend to give copies to my crew if they want to make some research and annotate the copy with information on interesting places to visit. I also like to make a backup print for planned route just in case electronics fail. Therefore my polite feature request for better printing support.
You're not alone liking the print chart feature - off the beaten track it can be party night on the boat with the best printer with cruisers making chartlets of the next harbours up the coast and swapping info about anchorages - some parts of the world it's hard or even impossible to get hold of paper charts so printing from Opencpn can be a very useful feature, and any enhancements would be welcome.
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Old 27-03-2017, 19:23   #2267
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We have during our soon two years of passage, found a need to make a detailed passage plan consisting of several routes and days at anchor and days in marinas. The purpose of the passage plan is to make sure that we get to your destination without getting into trouble with hurricanes, etc..

I have developed a spreadsheet for the purpose, but it will much more efficient if it is a part of OpenCPN.

After making a route it could be included into a passage plan and you can input how many days you plan to stay in that marina or anchorage. After each change the passage plan is recalculate and you will know when at the final destination.

There should be an alarm if you plan to sail a route when there is is a risk of hurricanes etc..

The passage plan should be updated with actual data after sailing a route.

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Old 30-03-2017, 09:27   #2268
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Re: Feature Requests

When Routes are imported from a gpx they are all set visible and is a pain in the bum making each one invisible individually.
A button to make Routes all invisible or for Routes to be imported with the default to be invisible (Rt click on import GPX?) would be a nice feature.
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Old 31-03-2017, 05:27   #2269
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When Routes are imported from a gpx they are all set visible and is a pain in the bum making each one invisible individually.
A button to make Routes all invisible or for Routes to be imported with the default to be invisible (Rt click on import GPX?) would be a nice feature.
Why do you import multiple routes? I treat the import and export functions as if they were load and save functions. Once I export a route I delete it so each GPX file contains a single route.

I design my routes so there is no duplication. If the route to one destination takes me through points A, B, C, D, and E and the route to another takes me through points A, B, C, F, and G I create three routes: (1) A, B, C; (2) C, D, E; and (3) C, F G. If I am going to E I import routes (1) and (2). If I am going to G I import routes (1) and (3).

How does your workflow differ? I'm always looking for a better way to do things.

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Old 31-03-2017, 05:59   #2270
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When Routes are imported from a gpx they are all set visible and is a pain in the bum making each one invisible individually.
A button to make Routes all invisible or for Routes to be imported with the default to be invisible (Rt click on import GPX?) would be a nice feature.
Have a look at navobjs.xml in the program data folder. It is a text file and can be changed with a good text editor. A global search and replace should do the job in a few seconds. On Windows I use Notepad++. On Linux gedit will suffice. Edit the file when O is not running. Then start O. Make a backup copy before editing in case you (or O) don't like the results.
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Old 04-04-2017, 13:46   #2271
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Configurable shortkeys

hello, i would like to change the shortkeys for example to drop a waypoint on the ships position instead of press ctrl+O i prefer to pres 1 for one waypoint simbol, 2 for another waypoint symbol, 3..... until 0 and also intro key i want it to drop a waypoint, also i woul like to add a shortkey for the track button, is this possible? thanks
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hello, i would like to change the shortkeys for example to drop a waypoint on the ships position instead of press ctrl+O i prefer to pres 1 for one waypoint simbol, 2 for another waypoint symbol, 3..... until 0 and also intro key i want it to drop a waypoint, also i woul like to add a shortkey for the track button, is this possible? thanks
That depends of your operating system. If you are on macOS you can configure as many own shortcuts as you want.

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Old 05-04-2017, 03:58   #2273
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no, i am on windows 7, i ask if i can change a file on opencpn and set the shortkeys as i like
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Old 05-04-2017, 12:20   #2274
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Shortcut to start a route is Ctrl+R
All shortcuts are here: https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...oard_shortcuts

OpenCPN is open source where you can contribute and also change the code to fit your own needs if you code what others are not so fond of.
Here's the wiki what's needed: https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...piling_windows
It's a very fine description where every word matters. No more or less what's important. That's the way I managed to learn so give it a try.
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Old 06-04-2017, 14:01   #2275
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Thanks i Will have a look to that
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Old 14-04-2017, 12:13   #2276
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Re: Feature Requests

I have been thinking for a while of a coastal nav plug in, or feature. I would be interested in doing it myself, but boat jobs must come first.

When arriving, making landfall, we need to boost the confidence level of the chart we are using. Radar is good, soundings is another way to get some confirmation, but three coastal bearings would be much more accurate.

I remember my previous ECDIS was CMAP, it had this feature.
Take three bearings with pelorus or hh compass, etc.
Start the plugin.
Three objects are identified on the chart with Right click.
Dialog box asks for observed magnetic bearing.
Sums done to correct variation deviation etc.
Three lines drawn on chart, hopefully with gps position circumscribed.
If so Chart is good, otherwise caution required.

Could be expanded to sight-run-sight

So how does one make a Plug in?
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Old 15-04-2017, 06:04   #2277
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Your idea may fit nicely as a feature in the Draw plugin. It is a plugin that lets one draw things on the chart much like a paper chart. It allows for popups when the boat reaches a certain border drawn in the chart. I think your idea may be a simple addition to that plugin. Search this section for discussions about the draw plugin.
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I agree with Transmitter Dan. ODraw has much of the functionality you want. In particular EBL Electronic Bearing Lines. I think you'll find them useful just the way they are. You can detach them from the Ship by right clicking. Also there are PIL
's Parallel Index Lines which might be useful. I you'd like a Line of Postion, after testing these features perhaps you can make a request with details to the Author Jon Gough.
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Thanks, Looked into that, its exactly what I needed, and there I was thinking that draw was merely pixels.

EBL does what I was talking about, when confirmed with actual bearings and applying TVMDC.

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Switch selection to choose displaying Raster, Vector or both chart types. :-)
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