Per request from Hakan, opening a new Watchdog thread for any further input or thoughts on a question that that Hakan has been helping me with.
Please see the following link. There are a few posts before it with some other comments.
Basically, I have multiple OD Points (with range ring) defined, and I wanted to use an alarm
to log whenever I enter any of those exclusion circles, with a date/time and name of OD Point. If message box is enabled, Watchdog correctly displays which OD Point exclusion has been entered, so it maybe it would be possible to add one other option so that instead of showing a message box, the same information could be appended to a simple text file. This idea probably extends usefully to other alarms, for example, to log date and time when some other ship (AIS input) enters into a guard zone?
I do have some hands-on experience in scripting and also software
coding in various languages including visual c#, so don't be afraid to get technical with any replies.
Just so you know, I am keeping some notes on some of the specific scenarios & applications that I have been using draw/watchdog for, and will eventually get around to consolidating a few of those into a wiki entry if they could be useful to others.