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Old 02-08-2019, 16:07   #1
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OpenCPN - GRIB files will not update

I hate to ask as I'm sure it's operator error, but it's been over a year since I used OpenCPN and I cannot get the GRIB files to update. Grib files show Dec 2018, even when I press <NOW>. Running GRIB 4.1 plugin. I have <PREFERENCES> set to "load most recent file" which tells me maybe I need to manually load a file?

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Re: OpenCPN - GRIB files will not update

Peter..
Yes you've to manually request a grib file. For details look here https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...request_button
And for the grib plugin as such: https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...s:grib_weather
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Re: OpenCPN - GRIB files will not update

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I hate to ask as I'm sure it's operator error, but it's been over a year since I used OpenCPN and I cannot get the GRIB files to update. Grib files show Dec 2018, even when I press <NOW>. Running GRIB 4.1 plugin. I have <PREFERENCES> set to "load most recent file" which tells me maybe I need to manually load a file?
Sounds like you only have the previous Grib files in the computer. Have you downloaded recent Grib files? And then navigated to that file with the 'Open a new file'' button?

The 'Now' button is used to bring the data back to the present time if you have changed it on the window to the left.

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Re: OpenCPN - GRIB files will not update

Thank you so much for the responses. I did indeed find the SailDocs fetch function. Have also tinkered with Google Earth (which I could not get to function). I simply do not find OpenCPN intuitive at all. I guess that's why there are still expensive nav SW packages in the market.
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mvweebles,
Take small steps, and ask questions here and read, learn. It will grow on you.
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