Using Charts
Once a cell (vector) or chart (raster or Navionics) is displayed there are several available operations and options. The Scale popup menu on the Chart toolbar and [+] and [-] keys allow the cell or chart to be zoomed in and out. The arrow and page keys allow the chart to be scrolled. The Chart window can also be resized. The cell detail slider will allow cells of less or more detail to be shown if they exist. For example if you are viewing a general cell, the slider can be moved right to see any underlying harbor cell or moved left to see any coastal cell. The slider position will be reset to the center when ever the zoom scale is changed.

Single click on the chart window on a cell (vector) and any object (buoy, light, land feature) and details about that object(s) will be shown in the Object tab of the Navigation panel. They will be sorted from smallest to largest area. The "More Info" button will be available when an object contains more information such as additional text or a picture. Select the record indicated by 'Select More Info' then select the "More Info" button.

Single click anywhere on the Chart window while holding down the [option] key to center the Chart window to that point.

Double click anywhere on the Chart window to zoom and pan.

The "Mode" buttons toggle the mouse action on the Chart window:

Select the "hand" to drag/scroll the Chart window. Also selected by holding down the space bar.

Select the "selection" to choose an area of the Chart window to zoom. Drag to create the selection.

Select the "<+>" to move waypoints. Move the cursor over any waypoint name on the Chart window and drag.

Select the "pen" to annotate the Chart window. The pen color can be selected with the adjacent color well. To remove an annotation [control] click on it and select "Delete" from the context menu or use the [delete] key. To remove all annotation use the "Delete All Annotations" button in the Preferences window.

Select the "line" to get a distance and bearing from a point and/or move the mouse cursor anywhere on the Chart window to obtain a position. If the GPS panel is opened (via menu item "Connect" menu "GPS") and a current position is transmitted from the connected GPS, that position will be used as the origin of measurement. To use a different origin hold down the [command] key before dragging. To use the selected waypoint in the Waypoint window, hold down the [option] key before dragging.

If the GPS panel is opened (via menu item "Connect" on the "GPS" menu ) and a current position is transmitted from the connected GPS, the Chart window will scroll with the position as long as the menu item "Position Centered" on the "View" menu is selected otherwise press the "[ ^ ]" button to center the chart to the current GPS position or select a waypoint to scroll to. The orientation of the chart can be set to "Course Up" which will use the bearing to the active waypoint, otherwise use the GPS course over ground. The position Icon attributes such as "Color" and "Size" can be selected in the Preferences window. The "Velocity Vector" will draw a line segment in front of the position equal to the length of the selected time.

In the "View" menu checking the "Low Light" menu item will dim the intensity of the cell or chart displayed.
In the "View" menu checking the "Bounds" menu item will display the bounds of each cell or chart. Loaded cells or charts will be in red.
In the "View" menu checking the "Simplified Symbols" menu item will display more concise navigation icons on the chart.
In the "View" menu checking the "World Base Chart " menu item will toggle display of the base World chart.

[command] [clicking] on any chart or cell name in the Chart window will select it in the Chart Manager.

[Control] click any where on the Chart window displays a context menu. Selecting "Mr. Tides" from the context menu will open up the Mr. Tides application to the closest station where [Control] clicked on the chart. In order for this to work the Mr. Tides application (version 3.00 or later) must be installed on your Mac in the Applications folder. Mr. Tides can be downloaded from..

http://www.mrtides.com/

Selecting "Google Earth" from the context menu will open up the Google Earth application to the location [Control] clicked on the chart. In order for this to work the Google Earth application must be installed on your Mac in the Applications folder. Google Earth can be downloaded from..

http://earth.google.com/

Selecting "Maptech Mapserver" from the context menu will open up the Maptech Mapserver to the location [Control] clicked on the chart.

Displayed BSB 1, 2, and 3 raster charts can be "Saved As" a TIFF file from the "File" menu


Position Formats
Can be in one of the following formats:

DDD║MM.MM'H (example: 37║41.87'N)

[option 0] to create or use * in it's place

OR

HDDD.MM.MMM (example: N37.41.87)

OR

DDD.DDDDDDH (example: 37.697248N)

OR

DDD║MM'SS.S"H (example: 37║42'49.2"N)

The position format is set in the MacENC™ Preferences "Units" dialog. This effects the display of all latitude and longitude positions shown in MacENC™.


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