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Marking the required Anchor Positions
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on 23 August 2016 09:41 AM

Marking your Required Anchor Positions

To improve the accuracy of your dropped anchor positioning, use targets or anchor marks.

Targets mark predefined real-world positions; the current vessel position is irrelevant. You may configure SURVEY or DREDGEPACK® to display one or more circles of user-defined radius around each target position to show your proximity to the target with the anchor.

Targets with Target Radius Circles

Anchor marks are drawn in SURVEY or DREDGEPACK® at user-defined XY positions or at a required distance and bearing from the anchor attachment point on the vessel. Each anchor mark appears in the area map of SURVEY or DREDGEPACK® as an inverted anchor with a dashed line between it and the anchor attachment point. You may also include a circle of user-defined radius that is color-coded to match the color of its anchor through the view options for each anchor.

Note: To create an anchor mark, the anchor must be in the raised position.

To set the anchor point at a defined position:

1.       In the Anchor Manager, select the anchor and click [Edit Anchor].

2.       Enter the position coordinates under Marker X and Marker Y.

3.       Click [OK].

To set the anchor marker based on distance and bearing from its attachment point:

1.       Hold the Ctrl key down, click on the anchor in the area map and drag the cursor toward its required position. The program displays the distance and bearing between the anchor attachment point and the current cursor position.

2.       When the cursor is at the required distance and bearing for the anchor drop, release the mouse button. The anchor mark appears at the current cursor position.