I would like to find either a way to troubleshoot the issues with the default flight planner or a 3rd party flight planner (preferably free) that can be used with the default ATC inside of P3D.
I fly various payware aircraft, PMDG planes for example, and the route you input to the FMC must sync for the route that the sim reads.
The default flight plan often times does not use the waypoints that I want to use or it uses unnecessary waypoints that will take an even less direct course.
When I plan a route and try to drag the route to the waypoint, the route line becomes unclickable for some reason. Also, it seems that whenever the last intersection or VOR in my route is not on the screen and I try to move the route line to another intersection, the map moves with a portion of it turning black. When I place the route on a intersection, it places a custom waypoint away from the intersection that I selected and the map returns to normal. Lastly, the route cannot be dragged to the side to move the map to select a waypoint off of the map, however, this may not be a bug.
I will try to add a few comments.
Does the default planner and ATC work ok for you with the default P3D aircraft ?
P3D has old Map data (airports, waypoints, ILS's etc) which should be fine for default flight / training.
I also fly PMDG and use payware:
flight planners .... that can export flight plans to PMDG in the proper format
Navdata ... to provides updated Airac data
new scenery / airports with current runways and ILS frequencies
ATC program to fly the advanced aircraft with advanced ATC instructions
As far the Map (panning the map around, dragging a route (edit it) line to a fix etc, I have used it with good results.
I will go find the link to another post in the forum for you to have a look at ... it has some screenshots.
https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopi ... 2&t=130018
Have you researched for freeware / payware products that better match ATC flights / flight planning with advanced aircraft like your PMDG?