Course Setting Options

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

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

Choose the Options command from the Course Setting menu to display the Course Options dialog box.



Event Title

Enter the name of the event. The event title appears on top of the control description.

Course Title

Choose wheter the Course Title shall be displayed with the Classes, the Course Name and Classes or the Course Name only.




Choose wheter the controls shall be numbered with the Number, the Number and Code or the Code only.


Distance from Circle to Number

Enter the default distance from the control circle to the number in mm.


Full Stop Behind Control Number

Check this option if a full stop shall be placed behind each control number.


White Outline on Control Number

This function is only available for ISSOM 2007, ISOM 2017 and ISSprOM 2019 course setting projects. Activate this funktion to add white background to your control numbers for better visability.

Hint.jpgBe careful not to cover any important map information with the white background.


Connection Lines

Define a distance from the circle to the connection line in this field.


Control Description

Thicker Horizontal Line

Choose between a thicker horizontal line in the IOF Symbol Control Description every third or every fourth line or not at all.


Maximum Length

Define the maximum length of the control description in rows in this field.


Number of Start

Check this option so that the number of the start appears in the control description.


Control Description on the Map

Box Size

Define the size of a box in the control description in this field. Click the Standard button to set the value to 6.00 mm.


Hint According ISCD 2024 of IOF, the description sheet boxes should be between 5mm and 7mm.


Click the Change button to change to black or purple color for the control description.


Hint According ISCD 2024 of IOF, the control description sheet should be printed in black.

White Background

Check this option to get a white background behind the control description on the map.


Check the Draw white background even in draft mode option to show the control description with white background also in draft mode. Use this option if you prefer to print your maps in draft mode.

Activate the option, switch to draft mode and move both draft mode sliders in the View toolbar to the right position. DraftModeSliders.png


Select a course and click the Preview button. The course overprint now is transparent, but the white background of the control description is opaque and blocks out the orienteering map.

OCAD does not block out only the control description. Furthermore, OCAD blocks out all objects drawn with this opaque color used in the symbol 760.00 White background. By default it is the color number 203 White background.

Example: If you also like a framing of the control numbers in draft mode, select the symbol 703.000 Course: Control number, edit the symbol and change the color from 204 Purple transparent to 202 Purple. Click on the Framing tab, enter the new Line width (0.2mm) and change the Framing color to the opaque color 203 White background.

Close this dialog. The control numbers have now a white framing.


Add Control Descriptions for All Controls

Check this option to add the control description on the All Controls map, too.


XML Export

Activate this check box to export the relay variation within the XML export, too. This is an extension of the IOF specification.

Continuous Numbering

If the option is set, the numbering for one-man relay will be continuous on the maps for the 2nd and 3rd loop.


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