User Manual | Weather Routing tool | Mac | Interaction

While you are in the weather routing tool, clicks in the main window will interact with the tool in a variety of ways.

As with all other tools in the application, there are two view modifiers are available:

  • holding down the command key while clicking and dragging will pan the map.
  • holding down the option key while clicking and dragging up and down will zoom the map.

Aside from those view modifiers, all other clicks in the window will have different behavior, depending on what you click on:

  • a click on the start point or target point allows it to be dragged around.
  • a click on the selected solution path will change the GRIB time to the time the vessel would be at the point you indicated.
  • a click & drag on the selected solution path modifies the GRIB time according to where the cursor is. This can be used to easily evaluate the GRIB weather along the path.
  • a click on an unselected path will select it.

When a solution path is selected, the system performs several actions:

  • if the wind GRIB file for that path is not currently selected, then it is made active.
  • the wind field, and possibly pressure field, for the path is displayed. This helps when working with ensemble and probability wind files. Also, if solutions are being generated for wind and wind gust, then selecting the different paths will update the GRIB display to show the proper field.
  • the path is drawn in its highlight color.
  • all of the draw properties enabled in the system are drawn for the path (isochrones, segments, etc.)
  • the proper analysis image is displayed.
  • the text information is updated to reflect the selection.

In addition to the interactions above, there are a variety of menus that can appear. The menu content will vary according to what is clicked on and what is currently selected. The menus are described in their own page.