Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-04-2017, 20:37   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: The Whitsundays, Australia
Boat: Catalina 350
Posts: 65
Chart moving during measurements!

Good day to all. Whilst having sailed for years I've never cruised to any degree so have commenced relearning about charting et al. The paperless office is yet to appear but the paperless chartroom is obviously here to stay.

I've downloaded OpenCPN and some charts of the South Pacific to start tinkering. I've found one frustrating aspect of the software and that is when I try to measure between two points (say left to right) the cursor goes to the destination but then the chart itself moves from right to left and I can't get a measurement. I've tried this on two Macs with the same outcome. Any illuminations?

Many thanks in advance.

Alex
Seas the Day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2017, 03:56   #2
Registered User
 
AISEAG's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dahouet (Brittany)
Boat: BENETEAU
Posts: 472
Re: Chart moving during measurements!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seas the Day View Post
Good day to all. ....is when I try to measure between two points (say left to right) the cursor goes to the destination but then the chart itself moves from right to left and I can't get a measurement. I've tried this on two Macs with the same outcome. Any illuminations?

Many thanks in advance.

Alex
Hi Alex,

May I ask you to be more precise on the context (OpenCPN version ?, raster/vectorial charts ?)

As suggested you only try on Mac

Thanks

Serge
AISEAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-04-2017, 04:54   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 219
Re: Chart moving during measurements!

Alex,

Did you left-click once to set the start point of the measument?
If I keep the left mouse button pressed the startpoint will move to the
mousepointer continuously, thus moving the chart all the time.

Peter
ptulp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-04-2017, 00:26   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: The Whitsundays, Australia
Boat: Catalina 350
Posts: 65
Re: Chart moving during measurements!

Brilliant, that was the fix, thank you. Operator error!!
Seas the Day is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
men

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving A Boat and Moving Into It. Will I Am Great Lakes 6 14-04-2011 07:31
Orana 44: Storage Box on Davits - Measurements ex-static Fountaine Pajot 3 14-04-2010 22:00
Catalac 8m Sail Measurements belize j Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 5 11-06-2009 20:39
Urgent, CL41 Offshore transom measurements needed Soft Air Monohull Sailboats 3 10-02-2009 15:16
Athena 38 Sail/Mast/Boom Measurements ireaney Fountaine Pajot 8 09-10-2008 20:56

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.