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Old 30-09-2011, 17:04   #991
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Re: Feature Requests

I did register and got a confrmation code but t is not working, what I did not do?
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:01   #992
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Hi All, wonderful program, works a dream. I would like to restate an earlier function request that I never saw addressed (in the positive or negative). Is it possible to get the program (or a plug-in for those that do not want the functionality) to produce lay lines from the "my position" ship and from the "go to waypoint" from the sensed wind data and a custom parameter (for your vessel) menu (like leeway, known sailing angle to AWA for your boat)? Comments please
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Old 19-11-2011, 08:07   #993
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Hi

I guess the waiting list is pretty long, but after a while using CPN alongside my other nav tools I've come up with the following wish list.

Tracks:
  • Add ability to add track point when course changes by xº. The best option for recording your track accurately as you work through a reef or difficult entrance. Obviously you can set the time interval to something really short, but then you end up with loads of unnecessary data.


Grib handling:

  • Add a step forward/back through forecasts rather than having to select forecasts individually.
  • Keep wave height colouration as you zoom in.
  • Include precipitation - gives you an idea of squall coverage.
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  • Add great circle route capability -A must for long distance passages of course. I know there's an external utility, but.........

  • Put "measure" tool on task bar. Just a personal thing.
Overall though it's a pretty good piece of work and the price is excellent!

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Old 19-11-2011, 16:59   #994
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Samarang...have you tried the Route Pencil as a measure tool?I use it all the time...A to B then just tap escape key.. or leave the line there for reference...
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Old 20-11-2011, 04:54   #995
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Absolutely. I just feel it would be better on the task bar rather than under the right click context menu. It's only a detail and as I said just a personal thing.

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:35   #996
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please add depth sounder support
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:38   #997
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white74...
Maybe I don't understand what you mean, but for me The Dashboard PlugIn | Official OpenCPN Homepage shows the depth just fine.

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Old 01-12-2011, 08:22   #998
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Adjustng the size of chart names. How to do it, other than the Windows graphic card.
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Old 01-12-2011, 20:18   #999
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sorry didn't see that option
was hoping for split screen graph for sounder nmea readings
didn't see the option to support nmea depth sentences
didn't see where to enable port for sounder

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Maybe I don't understand what you mean, but for me The Dashboard PlugIn | Official OpenCPN Homepage shows the depth just fine.

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Old 10-12-2011, 14:30   #1000
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Request OpenCpn accepts data from nmea ttm sentence (Radar Tracked Target) and displays targets on charts. This to be in addition to AIS targets.
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Old 17-12-2011, 12:35   #1001
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Hello Dave,
I recently switched to OpenCpn. Thanks for the program.
It would be great to be able to draw on the chart, lines or circles and to write text notes. Example, in my former nav program, when I anchor, I put a circle of size the chain plus the lengh of the boat and move it to where the anchor was dropped. In a big wind I can see if there is any dragging right away. Also I draw lines to correct errors in the chart - example, many islands are in the wrong place on the chart so I re-draw them and write notes to that effect..
In summary, to draw lines, circles and write text on the charts would be great!
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Old 17-12-2011, 13:29   #1002
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Re: Feature Requests

Hi Felipe - I would also like the ability to annotate my charts a bit better, drawing in new breakwaters, uncharted bommies & such. But there's already a way to do text annotations: Create a waypoint, edit it to add the text you want, & pick a non-displaying icon like Red-/Blue-/Green-Track (OCPNv2.7 is supposed to allow waypoints with an icon of [none] to display as well, but v2.5 doesn't).

I like my annotations to show up easily so I change the text to bold red: Open the Toolbox, go to the Language/Fonts tag, Select Marks from the Text Elements drop down, & Choose a Bold Font in Red. I find a 6 point works well, but experiment to find what works for you.

Which brings up another request - could the Marks also be able to display in different colors please? Thanks!
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Felipe,there's an anchor watch similar to your description in the manual and also here,online:
Anchor Watch | Official OpenCPN Homepage
a workaround for a drawing tool is to use the route pencil and draw features with it...circles and such will not be round but it serves in a pinch.
yet another workaround is to make a screengrab and edit it in a graphics editor.Save it as xpm format and use it as an icon for a mark!The edited screengrab can even be converted to a small quiltable chart using imgkap.
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It would be very convenient to have a saveable directory/sub-directory in the 'Layers' area of the Route Manager in order to be able to set up a 'classified' directory of information of interest to the cruising mariner,making use of the 'Additional information' feature of OCPN,now easily edited using the new MarinePoi program.

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