Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
Re: Garmin Base Camp
Aw, geez, yeah. The Mac version is a bit different than the PC version. I think they are finally getting closer; you might want to look at updating to the latest version. The latest version is 4.3.1.
There should be an insert tool somewhere, though the functionality may be different as well as the name. Hopefully someone with Mac expertise will come along and advise. BTW, is there no Insert tool in the Tools menu? Also, did you try typing "i" while the cursor is positioned over the map?
There is another way. That way is to create a waypoint to use to shape the route and then insert it into the route. It's actually a decent way to go if you have a destination.
Go look at downtown Julian and find 'Julian Cafe and Bakery'. If you click on it with the select tool a wee balloon will pop up that has some icons. One is a flag; clicking on that will create a waypoint that will be added to the list you're building your route in.
You can add this waypoint to your route by double clicking on the route to bring up the route pane. By clicking on the green cross you can insert a waypoint and then use the arrow buttons to move it up to where it belongs (or use the 'Optimize' button if your version has it) and hit recalculate. The route should show you going from Irvine to Julian (where you will enjoy a delectable lunch at the cafe) and then on to Imperial Beach.
There are other, more elegant, ways to achieve the same results but this one works well as it employs the "I got a bigger hammer" approach.
Once you've created a route with shaping points or way points and you wish to remove a point, there are two tools you can use. There is an Eraser tool and a Move Point tool. You should find them in the Tools menu or be able to bring them up by typing "e" or "m" when the cursor is over the map. I keep saying "when the cursor is over the map" simply because if it is anywhere else you can't see it change until you move the cursor over the map.
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Last edited by 12R12RT; May 30th, 2014 at 9:00 pm.