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Howto Create Lines Online

In the past it was only possible to create lines either offline, using the Processing Manager or online, using the Navigation Display.

Now, you can create lines using the Navigation Display and the Processing Manager at the same time, going back and forth between the two applications to optimize the lines for your project.

On this page:

Navigation Display

Go to the Waypoint planning option

The Save - Waypoint planning dialog will open

The cursor will change to indicate that points can be selected in the Navigation Display

Select the points with the left mouse button, clicking with the right mouse button to end the selection.

Enter a name for the line and select a file to store the line in

If you would like to immediately activate the line for navigation, tick 'Make active line'

Press 'Save' to store the line in the file

A notification will appear

 

Processing Manager

To create Winglines or Crosslines, you will need to start the Processing Manager.
You cannot edit an active line, this will cause problems in the Navigation Display.

Go to the Console and select 'Processing' to open the Processing Manager

Use the 'Browse' button to select what type of Processing session you would like to start - select 'Line Planning'

Select the filename which was just created using the Navigation Display

The line(s) as created there will be listed in the Project Explorer and will be drawn in the Plan View

Press the Line Tools tab - Edit tab and the options for editing lines will appear

Press the option 'Wing lines' and the Wing Lines dialog opens, where you can enter the settings for creating lines to port and starboard of the selected line/polyline

Press 'OK'

Press the option 'Cross lines' and the Cross Lines dialog opens, where you can enter the settings for creating cross lines along the selected line/polyline

Press 'OK'

Press the 'Save' option in the ribbon tab

 

Return to Navigation Display

The lines created in the Processing Manager are now shown in the Navigation Display

Right-click on any line and the line name will be shown in the drop down menu which opens

Select 'Edit: line name'

The cursor changes shape when hovering over the vertices to indicate you can drag these to adjust them

In the Save - Waypoint planning dialog press 'Save' to store the changes

View Properties

Under 'Layers' go to Line Databases

Make sure to activate the lines file under Line Databases so they are shown in the Navigation Display

Check under the Lines and Routes tabs that the lines needed for this session are activated

Press 'OK'

Controller - Settings - Session Setup

Under 'Planning' go to Line Databases

Make sure to activate the lines file so they can be used for calculations

Check that the Lines and Routes needed for this session are activated

Press 'OK'

 

Activate in Navigation Display

Right-click on the line that is to be used first in this session and the line name will be shown in the drop down menu which opens

Select 'Activate: line name'

The line is immediately used for calculations.