How to Use Maxsea Time Zero Plot for Marine Navigation
Maxsea Time Zero Plot is a software that allows you to plot charts from various sources, such as official GPS offshore charts, Mapmedia mm3d charts, and OBCharts. It also provides features such as 3D view, weather forecast, tide and current data, AIS and radar integration, and more. In this article, we will show you how to use Maxsea Time Zero Plot for marine navigation.
First, you need to install the software on your computer. You can download it from the official website or use a keygen to generate a serial number. The keygen is a program that creates a unique code that can activate the software. However, using a keygen may be illegal or unsafe, so we recommend that you purchase the software from a trusted source.
Once you have installed the software, you need to load the charts that you want to use. You can either import them from your own files or download them from the internet. To import charts, go to File > Import Charts and select the folder where your charts are stored. To download charts, go to File > Download Charts and choose the area and type of charts that you want. You can also use the Mapkey Chart feature to access a large database of charts online.
After loading the charts, you can start plotting your route. To do this, go to Tools > Route Editor and click on the map where you want to add waypoints. You can also right-click on the map and select Add Waypoint. You can edit the waypoints by dragging them or using the properties panel on the right. You can also add notes, photos, or videos to each waypoint.
When you have finished plotting your route, you can save it by going to File > Save Route or by clicking on the Save icon on the toolbar. You can also export your route to other formats, such as GPX, KML, or CSV, by going to File > Export Route and choosing the format that you want.
To navigate with your route, you need to connect your GPS device to your computer. You can do this by using a serial cable or a wireless connection. To configure your GPS device, go to Settings > GPS Settings and select the port and baud rate that match your device. You can also test your connection by clicking on the Test button.
Once your GPS device is connected, you can see your position and speed on the map. You can also see other information, such as course over ground, distance to destination, estimated time of arrival, and more. You can also use the 3D view to see a realistic representation of your surroundings. To switch to 3D view, go to View > 3D View or click on the 3D icon on the toolbar.
Another feature that you can use with Maxsea Time Zero Plot is weather forecast. You can download weather data from various sources, such as GRIB files or Weather Routing Service (WRS). To download weather data, go to File > Download Weather Data and choose the source and parameters that you want. You can also set up automatic updates by going to Settings > Weather Settings and enabling the Auto Update option.
To view weather data on the map, go to View > Weather Data or click on the Weather icon on the toolbar. You can see different layers of weather data, such as wind speed and direction, wave height and direction, air pressure, cloud cover, precipitation, and more. You can also animate the weather data by using the slider or the play button at the bottom of the screen.
One more feature that you can use with Maxsea Time Zero Plot is AIS and radar integration. AIS stands for Automatic Identification System and it is a system that allows vessels to exchange information about their identity, position, course, speed, and other data. Radar is a system that uses radio waves to detect objects and measure their distance and direction. To use AIS and radar with Maxsea Time Zero Plot, you need to connect an AIS receiver or transceiver and a radar scanner to your computer.
To configure your AIS and radar devices, go to Settings > AIS Settings and Settings > Radar Settings and select the port and baud rate that match your devices. You can also adjust other settings, such as alarms, filters, targets, overlays, and more. To view AIS and radar data on the map, go to View > AIS Data or View > Radar Data or click on the AIS or Radar icons on the toolbar. You can see different symbols and colors that represent different 061ffe29dd