How to create a map using AutoChart PC or Pro

How do I create a map in AutoChart PC?

There is a detailed HELP and Info section on the program itself in the right side navigation panel.  However, here are some quick steps to creating a map, once you have completed some surveying. 

Step 1. From your Laptop or PC open the AutoChart PC Program

Step 2. Insert the Zero Line card with recordings into the computer’s card reader

Step 3. From the AutoChart program - Press Import from the left navigation panel

Map view in AutoChart

 

Step 4. Select the AutoChart Live file inside of ACDATA folder.  Be sure to change the file type to AUTOCHART LIVE FILES (*.acu)

AutoChart files on computer

 

Step 5. Once the message Conversion done appears on your screen click OK

Conversation confirmation box

 

Step 6. From the Left Navigation panel in AutoChart PC, click and select R00001.acd and click OPEN in the bottom of the File Manger window.   

R00001.acd open

 

Below is an example of what you might see, when you open the file.

R000001 example map

 

Step 7. Click the Create Map icon

Create Maps Icon

 

Step 8. Click the LakeMaster Updates icon to export the map back to the Zero Line Card

LakeMaster updates icon

 

You can then zoom into your surveyed area to see the additions to your map.

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