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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 08:38:14 AM »
Question:
How can I import the data of the RTMM "airports" into this program.
To import data you have to give your scenery.config path + the working directory.
Does that mean you have to give in the path of every particular scenery?
I entered the path of my "general" scenery (c:/program files (x86)/microsoft games/micosoft flight simulator X/scenery.cfg), but I do not seem to get i.e. PF20.
Is it because I have to specify paths in the add on sceneries?
I had also some issues with the CSV files for user waypoints, but I posted a topic on the program forum for this.
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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 01:41:33 PM »
Your scenery.cfg path is not correct.

The active scenery.cfg is here:
FSX/ProgramData/Microsoft/Fsx/scenery.cfg
or
P3D/ProgramData/Lockheed Martin/Prepar3D vx.x/scenery.cfg
(vx.x => your version)
« Last Edit: June 23, 2016, 01:49:33 PM by Dieter »

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 01:48:32 PM »
Importing csv files:

Goto tab "Flight plan" - user points - import from csv
Choose the folder where your csv files are stored - double click the desired file and importing process begins.

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2016, 01:46:33 PM »
Hello RTMM'ers,

I too have been exploring the feature-rich VFRFlight program and have really enjoyed the high quality maps, flight planning capabilities etc.  It's a top-notch piece of software!  I have a question I thought I would pose here since there other RTMM users here.  I'll definitely pose at Lukasz' site if it's it's not something simple that someone here can answer. 

My question is this: having successfully imported the FSX database, I still am not able to see the User Points like those in Plan-G that show non air related items (the items that show up on the map as green dots, starts, etc.).  See the attached screenshots of the Hollis Harbor area in each program.  In Plan-G, all the "extra" items around the Harbor area appear, but in VFRF, they don't - even though I've "switched on" user points from the menu, and feel pretty certain that I asked for ALL points to be imported when I went through that process.   Does anybody have any ideas how I might get them to appear?  Are others able to see them?

This is the one feature that's keeping me on the fence for permanently making the switch.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might have.


Regards,
Michael

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2016, 09:30:57 AM »
To import the user points see Dieters' mail of June 23rd.
When you get to the screen "User points", choose tab import from CSV. You then have to go to where you keep your CSV files in yr computer. You have to import every CSV waypoint file, you want to enter into the program. If I remember well the program imports only 1 csv file at the time. And I also remember that I had to restart a couple of times because after 3 or 4 imports, the program got stuck. Fortunately the user point menu screen, shows what you already have in yr database. I can see now that I have i.e. some double or even triple entries, but the program does not seem to mind.
This is what your area should look like.
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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2016, 05:13:49 PM »
You can only import one group of CSV points at a time if the file has 1 or 200 points they will all import when selected from the Manage User Waypoints\Import screen of Plan G.  If any of the .csv points are already in Plan G they will be ignored.
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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2016, 06:27:43 PM »
Your remark is correct Spud, only that we were talking about the new VFRFlight program. There you have to go to the flight plans tab to find the csv tab. Just like Dieter said in his post. ;)
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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2016, 09:46:52 AM »
Thanks much, Marc!

I'll have a look at this over the weekend.


Best regards,
Michael

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2016, 04:44:31 PM »
Hello,

It seems that importing user points is pretty important feature for you. I am always interested in making things easier and better, so it would be very helpful if you could sum up which changes, fixes or improvements you would like to see in next version and I would improve on this.

Another thing is, that I have just released the new 'beta' version of 2.1 with a number of new features. More information and download link is here: http://vfrflight.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=40.

There are three new videos here:





Thank you and have a nice weekend.
Lukasz

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2016, 01:06:59 PM »
The New Beta

Using it now, this new beta has any feature you need and they are all working perfectly for me. We really needed the "reverse" route (so we could do the to/from flights to locations), we now have it. You can "move the aircraft" to "here" on the map, another major step for helping us as we play with different approaches for the flight plans. The information is CLEAR to see under the cursor.

If you have not tried VFRFlight ... PLEASE, PLEASE do yourself a favor and give it a try. It has everything you need plus more ... an absolutely amazing FREEware program! Don't miss it.

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As for CSV files, They come in fine for me. I'm guessing people would like to load a whole folder of them, and I don't think things "work" that way. Each one has to be loaded individually.  But one great feature is that when you get a new beta/version of this, or put it on another computer, all you have to do is move the "DB" folder and it is updated and ready to go.

If others have comments on the CSV Files, have at it.

Doug

Note the "change log" below:

Changes in 2.1 build 2 (versus 2.1 build 1)
- XPlane 10 integration (data import, FMS files import/export)
- New feature: Touch screen mode (see:
)
- New map layer: Runway extensions (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8eJvYW ... e=youtu.be)
- New map layer: Magnetic declinations
- New feature: Detailed Meteo weather maps for Central Europe (see:
)
- New feature: Support for external USB GPS receivers that comply with NMEA format
- New feature: User track export to GPX format
- New feature: magnetic compass over mouse cursor
- New feature: Magnifying glass
- New button: reverse route
- New UI improvements
- Icons in context menu (to plan route like in SkyVector)
- First execution and DB downloading - now asking for DB import
- New combobox for selecting WP and VOR table types
- Changed ILS color in 'Text under cursor'
- Changed some map symbols for better readability
- Your Primary Flight Plan Storage Folder - for FSX/P3D flight plans
- Centralized, common map tiles cache (better performance)
- LineSegment optimization (better performance)
- New PDF section: simplified header
- New PDF section: simplified calculation results
- New PDF section: VOR radials for each WP
- Calculation result section: changed order, outlined KM + time
- Bugfix: Invalid coord when importing from UPX file
- Bugfix: Problem with airspaces in Vertical Profile Dialog
« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 01:17:06 PM by Doug »

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2016, 06:14:36 PM »
Wow, looks like we get a nearly custom made program here.
Thank you Lukasz, I enjoy it every day...
Cheers
Marcel
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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2016, 02:20:17 PM »
Hmmm,

I think I must be missing some basic concept here, or I'm just not using the correct terms for what I'm trying to describe.  What I seem to be missing is the non-airfield type locations like those shown around Hollis Harbor in the attached image.

Based on the suggestions above, I had a look on my system for CSV files to import that could be related to those missing locations.  I didn't really find any.   I referred to them in my original message as "User Points", but I only called them that because that's what they seem to be called within Plan-G.  I know that they appeared in Plan-G without my adding them in any "special" way.  They just appeared after having Plan-G scan my FSX install - what I think was essentially the same process I followed to get the FSX scenery database information into VFRFlight.

Perhaps they are already in VFRFlight, and I've just got some required setting turned off (though I do have "User Points" turned on) . . . or there is some other simpler explanation.

BTW - I have installed the new (Beta) version and really like the improvements!


Thanks,
Michael




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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2016, 02:36:14 PM »
As a side note.  Don't forget, this program is FREEware. All of us so enjoying this new, great program should click on the DONATE button at his site. This has taken hours and hours of work...it deserves a gracious Thank You from us.

Doug

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2016, 04:45:58 AM »
@Michael

You'll find the published userwaypoints here:
http://www.return.mistymoorings.com/mistys/#dieter

Download the one(s) you are in need and import them into VFRFlight:

Goto tab "Flight plan" - user points - import from csv
Choose the folder where your csv files are stored - double click the desired file and importing process begins.

Of course the userwaypoints are displayed in the correct postion but the  looks is different.

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Re: VFR Flight by Łukasz Kulasek
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2016, 06:32:27 AM »
Michael
As far as I know, there are no RTMM non airport waypoints (user waypoints) loaded automatically in Plan G, when you install it and create yr fsx database. So you probably have installed them one way or another. And the only way I can imagine is that you went to the RTMM website, Misty's Place, Dieters Corner, downloaded the CSV files and imported them in Plan G.
To get them in VFRFlight, if you do not know where you left them, the best thing is repeat that action according to Dieters' instructions in the previous post.
An alternative way would be to go to plan G, data, manage user waypoints. You get a list of all user waypoints created in Plan G. You mark all the waypoints and the button Export becomes available. You push that button and indicate where you want to put that file on yr computer. You then go to VFR Flight, flight plan and from then on follow again Dieters instructions.
I do have to say that when I tried this last method, the program at a certain moment got stuck and I had to repeat the process a couple of times, before I had all the waypoints in I wanted, while if you re-download the waypoints from Dieters corner, you are sure and get a detailed explanation of what files you are importing.
Good luck.
Question for Dieter: are you aware of other waypoints in plan G, not coming from your own CSV files?
Cheers
Marcel
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