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Get a route from a design in MacENC

MacENC 7.30 provides a very interesting feature to create a route, composed of a series of waypoints, from a plot made with the mouse on the chart using the mode “Annotation” in the toolbar.

How to Start ?

1 – Select Menu Routes > Open.

2 – Create a new route or choose an existing route.

3 – Click mode “Annotation” in the toolbar.

4 – Create an Annotation, for example by drawing a line connecting several crossing points.

3) Click mode “Annotation” in the toolbar.
4) Create an Annotation, for example by drawing a line connecting several crossing points.

5 – If you are not satisfied with this annotation, annotation hover with the cursor (it becomes dotted), then press [Delete] to erase.

6 – Otherwise the annotation hover the cursor (it becomes dotted), then right click to open shortcut menu.

7 – Choose “Add to the route” to automatically create waypoints along this annotation to be added to the selected route.

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At time, the line “freehand” on chart, using the mouse, or worse, the trackpad of the laptop, does not accurately. Richard Ray, given the immediate success of this function with U.S. users, will see options to extend the annotation as lines, ovals and rectangles, as in software design.

In my opinion an excellent feature for this application already well supplied in other navigation features, for a still low price.

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Author : Francis

Since 2009 independent IT trainer and consultant for boating. Translator of many navigation applications on iOS and MacOS. Professional in boating for over 25 years, I provide training for applications and consulting and assistance for the integration of mobile devices (tablets, smartphones) on pleasure boats.

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