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[[Category: Course Setting]][[File:Pro40px.PNG|This function is available in OCAD 12 Professional.|link=https://www.ocad.com/en/products/ocad-for-cartography]][[File:Std40px.PNG|This function is available in OCAD 12 Orienteering.|link=https://www.ocad.com/en/products/ocad-for-orienteering]][[File:Sta40px.PNG|This function is available in OCAD 12 Starter.|link=https://www.ocad.com/en/products/ocad-for-orienteering]][[File:CS40px.PNG|This function is available in OCAD 12 Course Setting.|link=https://www.ocad.com/en/products/ocad-for-orienteering]]
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''(This function is only available in course setting projects!)''
 
''(This function is only available in course setting projects!)''
  
 
To create a new course, you first define its name and other parameters. Then you add the course objects.
 
To create a new course, you first define its name and other parameters. Then you add the course objects.
  
'''Defining the name and other settings'''
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===Define the Name and Other Settings===
  
# Select Courses in course menu.
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# Choose the '''Courses''' command in the '''Course Setting''' menu.
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# The '''Courses''' dialog appears.
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#: [[File:Courses.PNG]]
 
# Click the '''Add''' button.
 
# Click the '''Add''' button.
# Enter name in the field '''Course''' and enter the remaining settings for the course.
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# Enter a course name in the first column.
# Close the dialog box with the '''OK''' button.
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# Define the '''Course type''' in the corresponding column. You can choose between '''Normal Course''', '''[[Create Relay Courses|Relay]]''' or '''One-man relay'''.
 
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# If you have chosen the '''[[Create Relay Courses|Relay]]''' or '''One-man relay''' option, define the number of legs in the last column.
 
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# Click the '''OK''' button when finished. Other adjustments can be made after adding course objects to the course in this dialog. Visit the corresponding article below.
'''Adding course objects'''
 
 
 
In the next step you add the course objects. They must have been created before.
 
 
 
Add '''start, controls, marked route to the finish and finish'''. To add an object double-click it in the objects list in the course setting box or double-click the object on the map. When you have added an object, the length of the course is calculated and displayed in the course setting box.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Editing the course'''
 
 
 
In the list of the controls you find a horizontal blue insertion line. There a new object is inserted.
 
 
 
 
 
'''Delete controls from a course'''
 
 
 
Select a control in the control list of the course. Press the Delete key to delete the selected control for the course.
 
  
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===Add Course Objects===
  
'''Adding relay variations'''
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Adding course objects is the next step. They must have been created before ('''[[Add Course Setting Objects]]''').
  
In relays you have often variations. If you are not familiar with variations in relay courses, you should ask your national orienteering federation about information on how relay variations are used.
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To add a course object to a course follow these steps:
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# Select the course in the dropdown list of the '''[[Edit Course Setting Objects|Course Object Box]]'''.
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# Make sure that you are not in the '''[[Edit_Course_Setting_Objects#Preview|Preview Mode]]'''.
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# Double click a course object either on the map or in the course objects list.
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# The course object is inserted at the position of the blue horizontal insertion line in the '''[[Edit Course Setting Objects|Course Object Box]]'''. Click the correct position in the course (so that the line gets moved) before adding the course object.
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#: [[File:InsertionLine.PNG]]
  
OCAD supports 2 kinds of variations:
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You can add a '''Start''', a '''Finish''', '''Controls''' or a '''Marked Route''' to the course, as well as some special objects (e.g. relay variations or '''[[Edit Course Setting Objects#Text Block|Text Blocks]]''') listed on the '''[[Insert Course Object]]''' page.
  
'''Team variations:''' These are the commonly used relay variations. Runners of different teams go to different controls. The length of the legs are approximately equal.
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===Edit the Course===
  
'''Leg variations:''' These variations are used for special cases. Example: In a relay for teams with 3 runners, the third runners have a longer course than the first and second runners. In this case somewhere in the course the third runners go to another control than the first and second runners.
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Find editing options on the '''[[Edit Course Setting Objects]]''' page.
  
To add a variation you must have specified a relay course in the Courses dialog box in the menu Course. Select the '''Relay''' in the Course type field and close the dialog with '''OK'''.
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Choose the '''Courses''' command in the '''Course Setting''' menu to display the '''Courses''' table with the following headers:
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* '''Course''': Edit the course name in this column.
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* '''Length''': The length is calculated automatically with help of the set scale. This column cannot be edited.
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* '''Extra length''': In this column you can enter extra length. The extra lenght is added to the calculated length and the sum shows up in the control description. The extra length can also be negative to make the course length shorter.
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* '''Height climb calculation''': In this column the calculated climbing is shown. Climbing is calculated with help of the '''[[DEM]]''' or with the control elevations entered in the '''[[Control Elevation]]''' dialog.
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* '''Height climb used''': Enter a value here for the height climb which shall show up in the control description.
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* '''Number of controls''': The number of controls is listed in this column.
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* '''Course type''': Change between '''Normal course''', '''[[Create Relay Courses|Relay]]''' or '''One-man relay''' in this dropdown list.
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* '''Legs''': For '''[[Create Relay Courses|Relays]]''' and '''One-man relays''' enter the number of legs in this column.
  
# Click in-between the corresponding controls to set the insertion line to the control list.
 
# Click the '''Insert''' button. The Insert Object dialog box appears, where you can specify the variation.
 
  
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* Click the '''Move up''' or the '''Move down''' button to move the selected course up or down.
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* Click the '''Add''' button to add a new course.
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* Click the '''Delete''' button to delete the selected course.
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* Click the '''Duplicate''' button to duplicate the selected course.
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* Click the '''Report''' button to save the table as a XLS, TXT, HTM or DOC-File.
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* Click the '''OK''' button to save all changes and quit the dialog.
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* Click the '''Cancel''' button to quit the dialog without saving any changes.
  
Back to [[Course Setting for Orienteering]]
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Back to the '''[[Course Setting for Orienteering]]''' page.

Latest revision as of 09:40, 6 August 2015

This function is available in OCAD 12 Professional.This function is available in OCAD 12 Orienteering.This function is available in OCAD 12 Starter.This function is available in OCAD 12 Course Setting.

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

To create a new course, you first define its name and other parameters. Then you add the course objects.

Define the Name and Other Settings

  1. Choose the Courses command in the Course Setting menu.
  2. The Courses dialog appears.
    Courses.PNG
  3. Click the Add button.
  4. Enter a course name in the first column.
  5. Define the Course type in the corresponding column. You can choose between Normal Course, Relay or One-man relay.
  6. If you have chosen the Relay or One-man relay option, define the number of legs in the last column.
  7. Click the OK button when finished. Other adjustments can be made after adding course objects to the course in this dialog. Visit the corresponding article below.

Add Course Objects

Adding course objects is the next step. They must have been created before (Add Course Setting Objects).

To add a course object to a course follow these steps:

  1. Select the course in the dropdown list of the Course Object Box.
  2. Make sure that you are not in the Preview Mode.
  3. Double click a course object either on the map or in the course objects list.
  4. The course object is inserted at the position of the blue horizontal insertion line in the Course Object Box. Click the correct position in the course (so that the line gets moved) before adding the course object.
    InsertionLine.PNG

You can add a Start, a Finish, Controls or a Marked Route to the course, as well as some special objects (e.g. relay variations or Text Blocks) listed on the Insert Course Object page.

Edit the Course

Find editing options on the Edit Course Setting Objects page.

Choose the Courses command in the Course Setting menu to display the Courses table with the following headers:

  • Course: Edit the course name in this column.
  • Length: The length is calculated automatically with help of the set scale. This column cannot be edited.
  • Extra length: In this column you can enter extra length. The extra lenght is added to the calculated length and the sum shows up in the control description. The extra length can also be negative to make the course length shorter.
  • Height climb calculation: In this column the calculated climbing is shown. Climbing is calculated with help of the DEM or with the control elevations entered in the Control Elevation dialog.
  • Height climb used: Enter a value here for the height climb which shall show up in the control description.
  • Number of controls: The number of controls is listed in this column.
  • Course type: Change between Normal course, Relay or One-man relay in this dropdown list.
  • Legs: For Relays and One-man relays enter the number of legs in this column.


  • Click the Move up or the Move down button to move the selected course up or down.
  • Click the Add button to add a new course.
  • Click the Delete button to delete the selected course.
  • Click the Duplicate button to duplicate the selected course.
  • Click the Report button to save the table as a XLS, TXT, HTM or DOC-File.
  • Click the OK button to save all changes and quit the dialog.
  • Click the Cancel button to quit the dialog without saving any changes.

Back to the Course Setting for Orienteering page.