Hold that last comment. It only appears to happen under certain circumstances and I've not worked out what they are. I think it's if I click back and forth between the main and alternative route before deleting the detour.
Just spotted an issue with deleting a detour... the directions on the main route at the point where the detour begins and ends are also deleted.
Yes, it should be fine if you just recreate the detour. To delete a detour right-click on it to bring up further options.
Thanks for the information. If I delete the detour from the existing route and then recreate it, will that be OK? I'd like to avoid recreating the whole route including the main route from scratch, if possible.
By the way, how does one delete a detour? I looked the other day and could not see how to do this.
Yes, existing detours may be corrupted I'm afraid Martyn. You may need to create them. Following the steps you outlined in your post below should work OK now though.
I've just retested this one and I am still seeing the same problem. Is my existing route fundamentally corrupted? Will I only see the fix with new routes that have alternatives plotted?
Thanks for the detailed example Martyn, that really helped. It should be fixed now.
We saw the Computer Active article. We weren't aware they were doing it, so it was a nice surprise. For anyone interested, see pages 38-39 in Issue 602 (24 March - 6 April) of "Computer Active", the UK's biggest-selling computer magazine.
I've tested and the problem outlined in post 2815/D/1 is fixed. Many thanks.
I wondered if the same underlying issue might have been the cause of the problem outlined in this post regarding alternative routes. I have tested and this is not the case. However, I now have a very simple and reproducable example for you.
I hope this is of help in running this to ground.
(By the way, great to see the full page article about Plotaroute in the latest "Computer Active" magazine!)
It might be hard to get to the bottom of this one!
Reflecting over the weekend... I went to the 'View Route' screen to switch between the main route and the alternative and I think this is when the direction text disappeared. My impression is that, while I was editing, both sets of text were present. Without being able to see the impact on the background database, it's difficult for me to experiment rigourously but I have been able to make it happened twice now.
Thanks Martyn, but I tried the steps you gave and it worked OK for me! I must have done something different to you somehow.
I've reproduced the disappearing directions issue. It only takes the simplest of routes - see 1348439.
Many thanks. I need to edit the missing detials back in so I will look out in case the issue occurs again. If it does, I'll try to identify the action that causes it.
It's hard to know why that might have happened Martyn. There may have been some odd glitch with the editing of the detour but unless a problem can be conistently recreated it's hard to fix. I've corrected the recorded distance for your route though, so the animation should end correctly now.
The issue is that the directions I had originally placed on the variation that runs by the river have somnehow disappeared without me explicitly deleting them.
Hi Martyn - you'll need to save it as you want it to be seen, so if the Flower Walk part is the detour, yiou should swap this over before you save the route.
Hi John. Re second point... "At the end of Flower Walk" is on the alternative route. These are showning OK. Its the directions on the original route between the ends of the detour that seem to have gone AWOL at some point. I entered them first, before I plotted the detour, and did not explicity delete them.
I guess there may be confusion over which is the primary route and which is the detour. As far as I can see, there is no system distinction... it's simply a matter of which one happened to be selected when the route was last saved. In my mind, the tow path route was the original route and Flower Walk the detour. Apologies if it appeared the other way round.
Thanks for flagging that up Martyn. The first point will need investigating - not sure what's happened there. I suggest editing and resaving the route to see if this fixes it. I'm not sure what you mean by the second point though. When I toggle the detour in and out the directions on the swapped out section look like they are reinstated correctly e.g. No 23 starting "At the end of Flower Walk...".
I've just used the Alternative Route feature for the first time and have noticed some anomolies. (See route 1331750.)
First, when I open the route from the 'Share' link, it keeps on animating after the marker has reached the end of the route. I also notice that the route length is indicated to be much longer than it realy is. Could it be adding the detour rather than treating it as an alternative?
Second, If I select the alternative route the directions are shown but, if I select my original route, the part that has been bypassed by the detour has lost its directions.
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