Route edit quirk

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electro_handyman
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Route edit quirk

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So here's one I came across this week. I wanted to edit(change the staring point) an existing imported route on the XT, without having to edit in BC and then re-import it.
I open the route edit mode and I can, move, delete, any waypoint/shaping point in the route EXCEPT the beginning point. I can only move it down/up in the list. The XT wouldn't let me remove it or replace it, so then the route recalc would always want to route me to that point.
I had a number of shaping points and waypoints in the route so I didn't really want to delete and then rebuild the route on the XT either.
I did end up editing the route on the computer and re-import the route and all is good.
I don't know if this is normal or not as I don't recall needing to edit the route on my 550 like this before.
Just thought I'd share. If it's not normal, then Garmin probably should know about it.
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Re: Route edit quirk

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I haven't tried it to see if I get the same but a simple work around would be add your new start point after the current one and when you want to start the route just immediately go to the new point instead.
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Re: Route edit quirk

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Or having entered it reorder it then delete the unwanted one.
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Re: Route edit quirk

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Are you attempting to edit prior to or after starting the route? If you do after starting it might work.
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Re: Route edit quirk

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I was attempting to edit prior to start.
I made 3 single day trip routes, with the start of the next day as the same end point from the day prior. Well, I traveled farther than my original route on the 2nd day so I wanted to edit the start point of the 3rd day to "current location" which obviously was beyond the originally planned start point.

I did try to add current, re-order the points, but I still was not allowed the option to delete the original start point, no mater where it is located in the point list. I had the option to delete any of the other points, except the original start and original end point.

I was able to do it on the computer in the hotel room, and then just re-import the route again. I just couldn't seem to accomplish it direct on the XT.
I know I could just have started the route and selected "closest entry point" to get on route, but I was wanting to see the distance/time estimate from the new start point.

Just trying to learn what this unit can or can't do.......

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