How-to 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:
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
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 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 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
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
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
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.