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Convert to .FPL to use on Garmin 430
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Quote:So the pattern would be WPTx for <identifier>? Does it have to be WPTx?

And why not WPT01, WPT02, WPT03?

Either mode is supported by Garmin. Since a maximum of 5 characters. So you have to program to be renamed automatically.


Quote:Regarding <comment> there is software out there like AirNavPro that fills the GPX <description> with reasonable values that I've matched to FPL <comment>. Which software are you using?


We use more than one type of software to generate the .GPX file(like AirProNav, Sar Pro Air, EWAC, PMA, etc), each with its way of generating the <identifier> and <comment> fields. This is a mess. To fix the problem of communication between the software, the automatic renaming of the <identifier> and <comment> fields would solve all problems.


I think you did not put the rules for the <route-name> field, either. I know this field is easily editable by the "Points List" option, but there are no restrictions on editing. Garmim also needs rule in this field.
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#22
(01.08.2017, 06:40 PM)oswaldocostaneto Wrote:
Quote:Regarding <comment> there is software out there like AirNavPro that fills the GPX <description> with reasonable values that I've matched to FPL <comment>. Which software are you using?
We use more than one type of software to generate the .GPX file(like AirProNav, Sar Pro Air, EWAC, PMA, etc), each with its way of generating the <identifier> and <comment> fields. This is a mess. To fix the problem of communication between the software, the automatic renaming of the <identifier> and <comment> fields would solve all problems.

Wouldn't it be easier then if I added a button or switch to do automatic renaming of <identifier> and <comment>?
So with one click all <identifiers> become WPTxx and all <comment> are deleted?

(01.08.2017, 06:40 PM)oswaldocostaneto Wrote: I think you did not put the rules for the <route-name> field, either. I know this field is easily editable by the "Points List" option, but there are no restrictions on editing. Garmim also needs rule in this field.

There is no restricting on editing, but when saving the .fpl file it's automatically converted to UPPERcase without spaces:

Code:
  <route>
       <route-name>NEUEPOSITIONSLISTE1</route-name>
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Christian
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#23
Quote:Wouldn't it be easier then if I added a button or switch to do automatic renaming of <identifier> and <comment>? 

So with one click all <identifiers> become WPTxx and all <comment> are deleted?
Perfect! Waiting for it.

Quote:There is no restricting on editing, but when saving the .fpl file it's automatically converted to UPPERcase without spaces:

You're right. It's already working anyway.
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#24
(04.08.2017, 11:01 PM)oswaldocostaneto Wrote:
Quote:Wouldn't it be easier then if I added a button or switch to do automatic renaming of <identifier> and <comment>? 

So with one click all <identifiers> become WPTxx and all <comment> are deleted?
Perfect! Waiting for it.

I've just uploaded a new prerelease for Windows which contains a checkbox in the flight plan dialog. Please find it and test: does it work for you?
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Christian
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