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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO

Version 2.00.012

Quick Reference

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Contents
Purpose. 4 Installation ECDIS DEMO 4 Running ECDIS DEMO. 5 Selecting Skin . 5 ECDIS User Interface 6
Display Panel  7

Handling Cursor 8
Free Cursor in Main Panel 8 Free Info cursor  9 Graphic cursor 9

Simulation Modes 11
Free mode 12
AIS Target Generation 13 Ship Course and Speed 13 Ship Model 13 Ship Position 12

Route mode  16
Creating Route using Voyage Planner  16 Loading Route  19 Setting of Safety Parameters Along a Route20

Demo mode22
Targets Tracking24

Charts demo update 28 Exit ECDIS DEMO 29 Abbreviations. 30

TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Purpose

Purpose
The Transas Demo ECDIS is a free program ideveloped to demonstrate the main ECDIS functionality, and for training purposes. It provides simulation of navigational data: own ship and target motion, radar pictures and ENC chart presets. The Transas Demo ECDIS also the preset scenarios that display full-scale navigational situation on the screen: nautical charts, radar overlay, routes, AIS targets and NAVTEX warnings.

Installation ECDIS DEMO


1. Insert the TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO distribution disk

in the CD-drive. The autorun window opens. Click the ECDIS DEMO Installation menu item.

2. The Setup wizard window

4. If you

appears. Click the Next button to continue the installation.

agree with the License Agreement, click the Yes button to continue the installation. The installation process starts. 5. Wait until the installation is completed. Click the Finish button.

3. Next window

displays the System


Requirements.

Click the Yes button to continue the installation.

TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Running ECDIS DEMO

Running ECDIS DEMO


To run ECDIS DEMO choose All Programs > Transas ECDIS Demo > Transas ECDIS Demo menu item from Windows Start menu. The ECDIS DEMO will be started:

Selecting Skin
To set the ECDIS DEMO skin choose All Programs >
Transas ECDIS Demo > Select Transas ECDIS Demo skin menu item from the Windows Start menu.

The Skin selection dialog window opens. Select a skin and click OK. Restart the program.

TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference ECDIS User Interface

ECDIS User Interface


Control button group
Return to the display of the area where own ship is located Move the ship symbol Orientation to the north \ by the compass heading \ by the direction of the current leg of the monitored route Selecting Relative motion mode \ True motion mode Increase the chart display scale Decrease the chart display scale Display the chart on the original scale Chart object information Quick Distance Tool Primary positioning system Secondary positioning system Palette switching

The Control panel windows:


Sensor selection Alarm display

Chart panel

Warning display Time

Ship motion parameters Tabs of Functional panel page

Control Panel

Charts Area Display Panel

Functional panel

Tabs of Functional panels Current mode

Operational Panel Lower Data Group

TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference ECDIS User Interface

Display Panel
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Own ship symbol

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Handling Cursor

Handling Cursor
ECDIS DEMO provides two cursor modes: free cursor and graphics cursor . Free cursor is moved over the entire screen by the mouse assuming various forms in different ECDIS task areas. In the functional panel areas, free cursor assumes the form of an arrow To switch between functions, right click the mouse. and operates as a standard Windows cursor. In the Chart panel, free cursor can be used for the following ECDIS task functions: View, ERBL, Zoom, Info.

Free Cursor in Main Panel


View cursor obtains the following information: When View cursor is positioned on a target it assumes the form .A click of the left mouse button calls the target data card When View cursor is positioned on a lighthouse it assumes the form .A click of the left mouse button calls the lighthouse data card When View cursor is positioned on a waypoint it assumes the form .A click of the left mouse button calls the WP data card.

ARPA acquisition cursor appears when the target acquisition function is ON. Cursor for cancelling ARPA tracking
Target acquisition function

AIS activation cursor AIS deactivation cursor

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Handling Cursor

Free Info cursor


To enable Info function click the Info button. The acquisition marker appears in the Chart panel area. Position the marker on the necessary object and left click the mouse. The Info panel opens, and the cursor assumes the form of a standard Info cursor.

Graphic cursor
To perform View, ERBL or Zoom function you must switch from the Free cursor to the Graphic cursor by clicking the left mouse button. The graphic cursor can be used over the Chart panel only. The cursor is represented by an intersection of lines corresponding to the latitude and longitude of the given point. For the graphic cursor, the cursor information window will appear in the bottom right corner of the control panel. In this window you can manually enter cursor geographic coordinates, bearing and range. To switch to the cursor information window, press the <Tab> key. To return to cursor handling, click or button in the cursor information window. To switch from Graphic cursor to Free cursor, right click the mouse. The zoom graphic cursor allows you to increase selected area. To switch to Zoom graphic cursor select and left click the mouse. Next, select area to zoom in on by clicking the left mouse button at one of the corners of the chosen area. Drag the cursor to the opposite corner. An orange rectangle will appear following the cursor motion. Click the left mouse button again, and the selected area will be increased.
Click to return to cursor handling

Graphic cursor

Cursor information window

1: Click

Zoom graphic cursor

2: Drag

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Handling Cursor

ERBL functionality is available in ship symbol motion mode, which is selected in the control button group. If the Relative motion mode is on , the ERBL graphic cursor operates in three modes which can be selected successively using the left mouse button:
1. ERBL-Relative mode: This option allows

bearing and range to any point on the ECDIS task screen to be measured relative to the ownship position. The cursor is attached to the ECDIS task screen where it is set. If the cursor is immobile, then as the ship is moving, geographic coordinates change in the cursor information window, whereas the bearing and range remain constant.
2. ERBL-True mode: This option allows

bearing and range to any electronic chart point to be measured relative to the ship position. The cursor is attached to the chart point where it is set. If the cursor is immobile, then as the ship is moving, the range and bearing change in the cursor information window, whereas the geographic coordinates remain constant.

3. ERBL mode: This option allows the bearing and range to any electronic chart point to be measured relative to where the cursor was set in ERBL-True mode.

In the True motion mode , ERBL operates in a similar manner to: ERBL-True and ERBL options.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Simulation Modes
ECDIS DEMO has three simulation modes: Free mode Route mode Demo mode. The free simulation mode is selected as default.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Free mode
Free mode allows To change position of own ship To change course and speed of own ship To create and edit routes To create and edit a route schedule To select ship model To set and to control the Safety alarms along a route To generate AIS targets.

Ship Position
There are two ways to change ship position:
1. By cursor

Click the

button in the Simulation functional panel. The graphic cursor appears on the Chart panel

Click on a new ship position. The ship symbol will be moved You can also use the Set ship position panel. To do this press the <Tab> key and enter the latitude and longitude values. Then click the button.
2. Manually

Enter the ships coordinates in the Position text box.

Graphic cursor

Own ship position

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Ship Model
ECDIS DEMO allows you to choose one of three preset ship models: Patrol boat, Container ship and Tanker. The ship models have different manoeuvring parameters. To choose a ship model select its name from the Vessel model drop down list.
Patrol boat Container ship Tanker

Ship Course and Speed


To set the ships speed: Click on the Telegraph indicator and use your mouse to set the speed value To finish setting the speed, click the mouse again. To set the ships course: Click on the Rudder indicator and set use your mouse to the angle of turn value To finish setting the course, click the mouse again.

AIS Target Generation


You can generate an AIS target randomly or manually by setting the AIS target name, position, course and speed.

Random AIS targets

Random AIS targets generation button

AIS target preset names

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

To generate random AIS targets click the be generated around the own ship symbol. ECDIS DEMO has ten preset AIS targets. To activate an AIS target:

button. AIS targets with preset names will

Choose an AIS target preset name from the drop down list and click the symbol will appear near own ship.

button. The AIS target

You can change the selected AIS target position or its motion parameters in the following ways:
1. Use Position, Set COG/HDG, Set SOG/LOG text boxes to enter the new AIS targets coordinates, course and

speed; or
2. Click the

button. The graphic cursor will appear on the Chart panel.

AIS target location

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes Move the graphic cursor to a required AIS target location and click the mouse. The AIS target symbol with target name and speed vector will move to the new location.

AIS target speed vector

The AIS target speed vector is moved and resized according to the movement of the mouse. To set the speed of an AIS target, move the mouse forward/backward. To set the course of an AIS target, move the mouse to the right/left Left click the mouse again. The AIS target will be placed and start moving.

Set AIS target

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Route mode
In the route mode, the own ship can only move along a route. Route mode allows: To change speed of own ship To create and edit routes To create and edit a route schedule To select ship model To set and to control the safety alarms along a route To generate AIS targets The movement of a ship along a route is simulated in the following way: Create a route (see Creating Route using Voyage Planner on page 16) Set alarms (see Setting of Safety Parameters Along a Route on page 20) Set the ships speed using Telegraph (see Ship Course and Speed on page 13) Load the route (see Loading Route on page 19). You can create a route also in free mode.

Creating Route using Voyage Planner


Click the Voyage Planner tab to open the Voyage Planner functional panel. The Voyage Planner panel will appear. To create a new route click the button.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes A standard graphic cursor will appear on the Charts panel.

Start point symbol

Set the cursor in the start point coordinates by moving the mouse or using the data in the Place first point panel. Left click the mouse. The symbol of the start waypoint (WP) with its number (0) will appear on the Charts panel. Position the cursor in the coordinates of the next point.

Second route point First route point

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes A route leg line will appear between the cursor and the start point. Left click the mouse. The Chart panel will display the next point symbol with 1 for number and the plotted route leg. By default, XTD lines are also shown. Continue in the same way to create the required number of WPs. If the cursor is positioned beyond the Chart panel boundaries, it will be re-drawn automatically so that there is always a chart from the chart folio beneath the cursor (provided that the Chart Autoload function is ON). After setting the last WP of the planned route, double click the right mouse button: the cursor will exit from the route planning and editing mode and will be replaced by the ECDIS task free cursor. Route generation is now complete.

1: Enter a route name

2: Click the Save button

To save a route, enter its name in the name input line in the Voyage Planner panel. Click the button. The route will be saved.
To edit position of waypoints When Route mode is active, you can select any route and monitor it To display WP names, Turns, Cross track distances, Reference points To focus on the route To show/hide the table of WPs

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

To switch between several routes, use the buttons with route names. To remove a route, click button.

on a route

Route buttons

Selected route

Loading Route
When you load a route the ECDIS DEMO defaults to Route mode. Click the Simulation tab to open the Simulation functional panel. In the Simulation panel, select a route from the Route drop down list. The route will be loaded and displayed in the Chart panel. The own ship symbol will be placed at the first WP. The Route mode indicator appears in the Control panel.

2: Ship on the route 1: Select a route

Route mode indicator

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Position on route
To pause ship movement, click the Pause button.

To move the position of own ship along the route Left click on the Position on route progress bar. Relocate slider by moving the mouse or rolling the mouse wheel. Left click the mouse again. The own ship symbol will move to the new location on a route.

Switching to Free mode


To switch to Free mode, select NONE in the Route drop down list.

Setting of Safety Parameters Along a Route


Click the Monitoring tab to open the Monitoring functional panel. The panel opens on the Route Monitoring page. On this page: The Alarms group turns on/off and sets safety parameters for alarm generation during the sailing along the route and according to the schedule:
End of route enables alarm generation as the last WP of the monitored route is passed; Out of XTD enables alarm generation when the deviation of the ship from the route line exceeds the value set

during route planning;


Out of schedule enables and sets alarms generated when the ship is behind or ahead of schedule; WPT approach enables alarm generation as a set period of time before approach to the WP; Off leg course enables and set parameters for alarm generation if the deviation between the current course

(HDG) and the route leg line direction exceeds the set value.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Check the End of route checkbox in the Alarms group to turn on the alarm generation as the last point of the route is passed.

The parameter of tracking the ship position relative to the current route leg is set by default. The XTD value is set when the route is created in the Route Editor panel. The alarm is generated when the ship sails beyond the XTD limits.

Use the Out of schedule line to enter the behind-schedule or ahead-of-schedule time relative to the loaded schedule. The alarm is generated when the set value is exceeded. Check the activated Out of schedule checkbox. Use the WPT Approach line to enter the alarm generation time value as the next WP is approached. Check the activated WPT Approach checkbox to turn on the alarm generation if the next WP will be approached in less time than the set value.

Use the Off leg course line to enter the value of difference between the ship course and the route leg direction. Check the activated Off leg course checkbox to turn on the alarm generation if the difference between the courses exceeds the set value.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Demo mode
To switch to Demo mode, select one of the predefined scenarios from the Scenario drop down list:

1: Select a scenario

The selected scenario will be loaded and started automatically. In Demo mode, the own ship is moved with the set course and speed along the preset route. The ships motion parameters cant be changed. Demo mode allows: To turn On/Off radar overlay To acquire and to cancel ARPA targets (see Targets Tracking on page 24) To select own ship model To display Navtex symbols To change ship position on route using progress bar The Position on route progress bar enables movement forward/backward along a route (see. Position on route on page 20)

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes The telegraph indicator displays an actual speed of own ship. The rudder indicator displays an angle of turn of own ship. As the own ship moves along the route,the largest scale chart is loaded automatically.

Turn on radar overlay

Largest scale chart autoload

Navtex symbol

Demo mode indicator

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Targets Tracking
To select targets display, click and buttons in the Sensors selection window of the Control panel. Select the TARGETS panel in the Display Panel window.

2: Click Overlay and ARPA buttons

1: Choose scenario

3: Select TARGETS panel

The functionality for working with targets will be displaed.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Acquiring Targets for Tracking


To switch the cursor to target acquisition mode, click on the target and click the left mouse button. button in the Targets group. Position the cursor

2: Position the cursor on the target 1: Click Acquire button

The target has been acquired for tracking. The acquired target will shortly be displayed as a yellow circle with a pre-calculated motion vector.

Acquired target

To skip the target acquisition mode, right click the mouse.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Cancelling Tracked Targets


To switch the cursor to the target cancelling mode, click the Position the cursor on the tracked target and left click the mouse. button.

2: Position the cursor on the tracked target 1: Click Cancel button

The target tracking will be cancelled.

The target tracking will be cancelled

To skip the target cancelling mode, right click the mouse. To cancel tracking of all previously acquired targets, click the button.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Simulation Modes

Guard Zones
To set any Guard Zone, click the and/or the button When you set any Guard Zone, all the targets within the Guard Zone will be displayed as flickering circles.

The ARPA target in Guard Zone

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Charts demo update

Charts demo update


Note that in a real ECDIS, charts and updates are handled by the dedicated Transas Chart Assistant utility. Shown here is only an example of how the pre-installed updates are displayed, and which operations can be performed. To learn how to install charts and updates via the Chart Assistant, see the Chart Installation film on the CD. To see a demo chart update, select the Chart functional tab. On this tab select the Demo update page. Click the button. The simulated chart collection update process will begin.

When the update has finished, a window with the message Chart collection is updated will appear. Click OK.

To show an updated chart, copy the chart name from the updated chart list to the search line. Click the button,then click the button. The selected chart will be loaded. The update will be marked on the chart in orange.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Charts demo update Click the Info button and select the object. Detailed information will be displayed in the Info window.

Exit ECDIS DEMO


To exit the program, click the button.

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TRANSAS ECDIS DEMO Quick Reference Abbreviations

Abbreviations
Abbreviation
AIS ARPA COG CPA DIST DR DTW DTWOL ENC ETA EBL EP ER ECHO GYRO GZ H Up HDG LOG (DLOG) LOP N Up POSN PS PTA RAD RM RNG ROT SOG Stand STG STW TCPA TM TTG UTC VR VRM WP XTD

Full Name
Automatic Identification System Automatic Radar Plotting Aid Course Over Ground Closest Point of Approach Distance Dead Reckoning Distance to Waypoint Distance to Wheel over Line Electronic Navigational Chart Estimated Time of Arrival Electronic Bearing Line Estimated Position Echo Reference Echosounder Gyrocompass Guard Zone Head Up Heading Log (Doppler Log) Line Of Position North Up Position Positioning System Planning Time of Arrival Radius Relative Motion Range Rate Of Turn Speed Over Ground Standard Speed To Go Speed Through the Water Time to Closest Point of Approach True Motion Time To Go Universal Time Coordinated Visual/Range LOPs Variable Range Marker Waypoint Cross Track Distance

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