Alright then! I've been attempting to get this to work. And I've made some progress, developing a "system" that seems to match how my brain works! That is, it makes sense to me and is most importantly manageable. With this much data piled into the list it can get very confusing very quickly to me. Using Base Camp with an existing route:jfheath wrote: ↑08 Jul 2020 14:28Now there is a question. Yes there is a way - but generally speaking the points made with the route tool do tool do not retain the name that you give them in Basecamp. If you need to rename them - as I did on the example route that I emailed to you - you need to create the points as Waypoints first, and then put them into the route. This requires a slightly different way of planning a route on Basecamp.rbentnail wrote: ↑07 Jul 2020 21:26This brings up a question- when I create a route I can change the name of the point with right click/Edit Via Point. Is there a way to transfer those name changes along with the route to the 595? I would take the time to change the names to a sequential number because....
If you have an existing route and want to put some Waypoints into it, you have to do this in one of two ways:
1) Use the + button at the right hand side.
2) Drag the newly created Waypoints from the contents of the current list in Basecamp, and drop them onto the route.
In both cases, you will need to re-organise the points in the route list to put them in the correct order.
If you have not yet started the route, create a list folder for the route, and create your waypoints (flag tool). Once you have them all, highlight all of the waypoints, right click and select 'Create Route Using Selected Waypoints'. If you select the points one at a time using CTRL and left click, it will create the route in that order, otherwise you will need to reorganise the sequence in the route list.
Waypoints are normally added tot he route as Via Points, but they can be changed to shaping points in the same way as any route point.
With all of the key points in place, if necessary you can use the insert tool to add additional shaping points to tweak the route - but usually, if you alter the name of these points, the new name is not used by Zumo.
- I modified my existing shaping and via point names to include a number so I know where to add the newly named/numbered waypoint I'm creating.
- Double click the route, tick Center of map. Create a new waypoint near each existing shaping/via point, name it with a number. I created waypoints with a brief description and more importantly with a number.
- Click + to insert waypoint. Use up or down to place it correctly in the list of shaping/via points.
- Use the erase tool to remove the original shaping/via point.
- Again, center of map, correctly locate new point on map.
- Recalculate. Thus far the route hasn't changed a bit, only the points indicated on it.
Whew! That's a LOT of work, mostly just keep things organized and not becoming overwhelmed. Tomorrow is the test- transferring the route to the device and see if the new names go. I believe all this will be easier to do when creating a new route rather than modifying an existing one.
Maybe some day I'll attempt on-device modification. So far adding a point and designating it Next Destination has worked well for me. Once I reach that point, if needed, I just add another. In this way the name/sequential numbering isn't important. I have even added several points at a time, remembering to do the farthest away first and work back towards me. Sounds simple to most but I had a difficult time with that for a while.jfheath wrote: ↑08 Jul 2020 14:28It is possible to change a Shaping Point to a Via Point on the Zumo itself. This enables you to select the new point as the 'Next Destination' when starting a route. This may be handy.
However, If you change a Via Point to a Shaping Point on the Zumo screen, it moves the location of the point and gives it a different name. I reported this fault to Garmin a few weeks back, and got an email back this morning, confirming that the fault had been acknowledged and was on the to-do list. It happens ont he 595 and on the XT. It does not happen on the 590.
Changing a Shaping Point to a Via Point works perfectly well.