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Hydromagic Manual Tide Plugin

The Hydromagic Manual Tide Plugin is a plugin with graphical user interface designed to let you set the current tide level by hand.
This allows you to create soundings on tide waters even when no RTK receiver or tide receiver is available.


Loading the manual tide plugin

To load this plugin, open the preferences window by selecting "Preferences..." from the "Options" menu.
In the window that appears, select the "Devices" tab. Next click the "Add..." button.

the devices tab in the preferences dialog

A list of available plugins will be displayed. In this list, select the "Hydromagic Manual Tide Plugin" and click "OK" to load and display the plugin's user interface.

select the Hydromagic manual tide plugin


Using the manual tide plugin

As soon as the manual tide plugin has been loaded it will add tide measurements to the raw data when recording has been started. The tide value is written to the start and end of raw data files, and when the tide level has been changed by the user.

When the manual tide plugin is used, the tide level calculated from a RTK receiver or a tide receiver will be ignored.
Also the tide indication in the data view will toggle between 'RTK' and 'Receiver' tide value.

Manual tide in the dataview

To change the tide level you can use the 'Increase Tide Level' and 'Decrease Tide Level' buttons.
To enter an exact value, enter the new tide value in the edit field and click the 'Update Tide Level' button to apply this value.

setting the tide level manually


Recording of manual tide data

As soon as a recording is started, the current manual tide level will be written to the RAW data file.
The tide value is also written to the end of raw data files, and when the tide level has been changed by the user:

    NAM RAW00002
    CMT 
    VIS 1
    HUN 9001
    VUN 9001
    PRJ 23090
    DTM 4230
    ELL 7030
    PRM 8901
    GEO 1
    ANT 0.000
    DFT 0.300
    VER 8.2
    BLD 8.2.64.81212
    KEY 3-4157063
    TID 00000001 00000001 1544982739.322 0.000 1.250
    TID 00000001 00000001 1544982745.320 0.000 1.300
    TID 00000001 00000001 1544982747.320 0.000 1.350
    TID 00000001 00000001 1544982748.321 0.000 1.300
    TID 00000001 00000001 1544982749.321 0.000 1.250
    
Manual tide data recorded in a Hydromagic RAW data file


Unloading the manual tide plugin

To unload the manual tide plugin window, open the preferences window by selecting "Preferences..." from the "Options" menu.
In the window that appears, select the "Devices" tab. Next select the "Hydromagic Manual Tide Plugin", right-click and select "Remove Device..." from the popup menu.

When the plugin is unloaded (either when removed from the devices list, or when the software is stopped), the current tide level and window position are stored.
The next time the plugin is loaded, the user interface will be on the same screen location and the last known manual tide value will be displayed.

Unload the Hydromagic manual tide plugin