Change appearance of a flight plan

Barney_LM
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Changing the appearance of flight plans

Postby Barney_LM » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:57 am

Hello

I currentkly have a flight plan that gets loaded into P3D. However on the GPS it shows up as a red line. I am trying to get it so that the flight plan shows up as an arrow with departure and destination tags shown.

I have looked into the .pln files and have changed the <ATCWaypointType> attributes, however the flight plan still displays on the GPS as just a red line.

Are there other things within the .pln file that I would need to change?

Regards,
Barney

Barney_LM
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Change appearance of a flight plan

Postby Barney_LM » Wed May 02, 2018 9:22 am

Hello

I am trying to have my gps display the flight plan as an arrow.

Is this something that I would need to edit in the gps.xml or p3d itself?

If so which property is it that I would need to change?

Regards,
Barney

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Rob McCarthy
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Re: Change appearance of a flight plan

Postby Rob McCarthy » Wed May 02, 2018 11:39 am

Hello Barney,

You will most likely need to make extensive modifications to the gps.xml. We have documentation in the learning center covering xml gauges here: https://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/sdk/pane ... rview.html. I recommend familiarizing yourself with all the various capabilities here including how to create and use custom artwork in gauges. One potential solution is to create an arrow tip and place it on the end of the line with the correct rotation. Also look through provided samples and start by modifying those to help learn about these features. There are a lot of capabilities here. Another option is to use Scaleform to create a custom GPS gauge if using xml is not an option. There is documentation on using Scaleform here: https://www.prepar3d.com/SDKv4/sdk/pane ... rview.html

Regards,
Rob McCarthy
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