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'''Starting a course setting project'''
 
'''Starting a course setting project'''
  
To [[Starting a Course Setting Project|start a course setting project]] you create a project file. Then you open the map used for the event as a background map.  
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To [[Starting a Course Setting Project|start a course setting project]] you create a new project file. Then you open the map used for the event as a background map.  
  
  
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'''Creating Courses'''
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'''Controls'''
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ToDo: Renumber all Controls
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Control elevation: OCAD can calculate courses' climbing based on a [[DEM]]. The [[Control Elevation|elevation of controls]] can be edited.
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'''Courses'''
  
 
As a next step you [[Creating a New Course|create courses]]. A course is basically a list of start, controls, marked route(s) and finish. You may want to [[Insert Course Object|insert other course objects]] like mandatory crossing point, mandatory passage through out of bound area, map exchange, relay team or leg variation.
 
As a next step you [[Creating a New Course|create courses]]. A course is basically a list of start, controls, marked route(s) and finish. You may want to [[Insert Course Object|insert other course objects]] like mandatory crossing point, mandatory passage through out of bound area, map exchange, relay team or leg variation.
  
  
'''Creating Classes'''
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'''Classes'''
  
 
In OCAD you can either work with courses only or you can use classes and courses. Different classes may use the same course. If you want to use classes you have to [[Creating a New Class|create classes]].
 
In OCAD you can either work with courses only or you can use classes and courses. Different classes may use the same course. If you want to use classes you have to [[Creating a New Class|create classes]].
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'''Use DEM for Climb Calculation'''
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'''Insert Course Object to Courses'''
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'''Delete Course Object from Courses'''
  
OCAD can calculate courses' climbing based on a [[DEM]]. The [[Control Elevation|elevation of controls]] can be edited.
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'''Making modifications'''
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'''Making graphic modifications'''
  
 
Often it is necessary to [[Making Modifications|make modifications]] to the courses generated by OCAD.
 
Often it is necessary to [[Making Modifications|make modifications]] to the courses generated by OCAD.
  
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ToDo: Move Control Number for all Courses
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ToDo: Edit Connection Line for all Courses
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'''Edit Text Control Description'''
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'''Use Automatical Control Description'''
 
  
OCAD provides an [[Auto Control Description|automatical control description]] tool that recognizes map objects where controls are placed and sets the corresponding IOF symbol to the control description.
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'''Auto Control Description'''
  
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OCAD provides an [[Auto Control Description|auto control description]] tool that recognizes map objects where controls are placed and sets the corresponding IOF symbol to the control description.
  
'''Use Statistics to Optimize Courses'''
 
  
Choose [[Course Statistic and Event Statistic|Course Statistics and Event Statistics]] from the Course menu to optimize courses.
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'''Course Statistic and Event Statistic'''
  
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Choose [[Course Statistic and Event Statistic|Course Statistics and Event Statistics]] from the Course Setting menu to optimize courses.
  
'''[[Course Setting Export|Exporting Courses]]'''
 
  
You can export a list of courses with their controls. This list can be imported in electronic punching systems.
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'''Print'''
  
If your electronic punching system supports the OCAD format, choose [[Course Setting Export#Export_Courses_Version_8_Text|Export Courses Version 8 (Text)]] from the Course menu to export the courses. Else choose [[Course Setting Export#Export_Courses_XML|Export Courses Version (XML)]] from the Course menu to export the IOF XML format.
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Choose [[Print Courses|Print, Courses]] from the '''Course Setting''' menu to print courses. Courses can be printed together with the map or on an already printed map. OCAD provides adjustment functions to adjust the course to the already printed map. In addition EPS files can be created to make films for offset printing.
  
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Choose [[Print Control Descriptions|Print control descriptions]] from the '''Course Setting''' menu to print control descriptions only.
  
'''Printing Courses'''
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Control descriptions can printed together with the course on the map: [[Adding Course Setting Objects#Adding a Control Description|add a control description object]].
  
Choose [[Print Courses|Print, Courses]] from the Course Setting menu to print courses. Courses can be printed together with the map or on an already printed map. OCAD provides adjustment functions to adjust the course to the already printed map. In addition EPS files can be created to make films for offset printing.
 
  
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'''Import'''
  
'''Printing Control Descriptions'''
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Choose [[Print Control Descriptions|Print control descriptions]] from the Course menu to print control descriptions only.
 
  
Control descriptions can printed together with the course on the map. To do this, you [[Adding Course Setting Objects#Adding a Control Description|add a control description object]].
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'''[[Course Setting Export|Export Courses]]'''
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OCAD provides different exports of course data for event software, courses as gpx file, course maps etc.
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[[Course Setting Options|Options]]
 
[[Course Setting Options|Options]]
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Revision as of 10:10, 17 April 2012

(This function is only available in course setting projects!)

OCAD provides completely integrated functions for course setting in orienteering.


Starting a course setting project

To start a course setting project you create a new project file. Then you open the map used for the event as a background map.


Adding the course setting objects

First you add start, controls and finish.

Then you add the marked route from the last control to the finish and any other marked routes.

You can add a control description which is printed together with the course.

Add a course title (with course name and/or class names).

For relay courses add the start number.


Adding other objects

You may want to add other objects like event title, logos, corrections to the map etc.


Controls

ToDo: Renumber all Controls

Control elevation: OCAD can calculate courses' climbing based on a DEM. The elevation of controls can be edited.


Courses

As a next step you create courses. A course is basically a list of start, controls, marked route(s) and finish. You may want to insert other course objects like mandatory crossing point, mandatory passage through out of bound area, map exchange, relay team or leg variation.


Classes

In OCAD you can either work with courses only or you can use classes and courses. Different classes may use the same course. If you want to use classes you have to create classes.


Score Orienteering

There is a OCAD learn video about score orienteering:

video available Score Orienteering


Insert Course Object to Courses

ToDo


Delete Course Object from Courses

ToDo


Making graphic modifications

Often it is necessary to make modifications to the courses generated by OCAD.

ToDo: Move Control Number for all Courses ToDo: Edit Connection Line for all Courses


Edit Text Control Description

ToDo


Auto Control Description

OCAD provides an auto control description tool that recognizes map objects where controls are placed and sets the corresponding IOF symbol to the control description.


Course Statistic and Event Statistic

Choose Course Statistics and Event Statistics from the Course Setting menu to optimize courses.


Print

Choose Print, Courses from the Course Setting menu to print courses. Courses can be printed together with the map or on an already printed map. OCAD provides adjustment functions to adjust the course to the already printed map. In addition EPS files can be created to make films for offset printing.

Choose Print control descriptions from the Course Setting menu to print control descriptions only.

Control descriptions can printed together with the course on the map: add a control description object.


Import

ToDo


Export Courses

OCAD provides different exports of course data for event software, courses as gpx file, course maps etc.


Options

ToDo


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