Originally Posted by Rasbats
To assist route planning I wanted to make a route file that showed DR positions at user specified intervals.
This is certainly a very much needed function and a great beginning!
Similar function can be acheived now using track-to-route in the Route Manager. For now it still seems maybe a little simpler...
To draw a track, use "Move boat
here" to start of the planned leg, "Track On", then "Move boat
here" to the end of the leg. The resulting track can be converted to route. Conversion assumes fixed speed taken from the last used Route Properties "Plan Speed" field and waypoints are dropped at some intervals that depend on trackpoint interval setting ( but I forgot how I programmed it exactly
, since I never used anything but the default 4 hours).
The drawback is that this cannot be done during actual tracking when underway, so your plugin can help in this situation (but a route-to-track function might still be simpler to use - less fiddling with files).
I am sure this plugin will grow to a comprehensive planning tool...