- Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:14 pm
It is my pleasure to announce a new version of EuroNAT plug-in is released today, which is compatible with EuroScope 3.2.What is new?
Apart from being updated so it would work with ES 3.2, the plug-in has also been updated in the following ways:
Where can I download it from?
- It does NOT use a database anymore. All NAT waypoints are stored in memory, so the plug-in is only a single DLL file now, which is easier to maintain.
- It uses the same data source as VRC to download the NAT tracks.
Download the plug-in from: http://nyartcc.org/sectorfiles/euroNAT.zipQuestions / bugs / feature requests
If you have found a problem with the plug-in, have a question about how it works, want to create a similar plug-in and would like to see euroNAT's source code, or would like to request a feature to be added, please reply to this thread.Using euroNAT
To enable the euroNAT plugin, go to OTHER SET > Plug-ins...
then click on Load
to load the plugin. Then in the same dialog, to the left the Load
button, find the row which has the title euroNAT and click on it. Next, in the box on the lower right side double
-click on Standard ES radar screen
so it would move to the box on the left, titled "Allowed to draw on types". Then hit the Close
By default, once you load euroNAT it will show eastbound and westbound NATs, but not the Concorde routes. You have two ways to change these (and other) settings: using the Options dialog, or using text commands.
To use the Options dialog, type .natoptions
in the Message area (bottom of main EuroScope window) and press Enter. You can also type .natshow gui
(both commands do the same thing). Then you can modify the options.
To modify the options using text commands, you can use the following commands:
- .natshow east will only show the eastbound tracks (and hide the westbound tracks)
- .natshow west will only show the westbound tracks (and hide the eastbound tracks)
- .natshow all will show both eastbound and westbound tracks
- .natshow none will hide both eastbound and westbound tracks
- .natopt linestyle dotted will change the lines to dotted style
- .natopt linestyle solid will change the lines to solid style
- .natopt linestyle none will erase the lines (only NAT fixes will be shown, with no line in between)
- .natopt letters show will show the one-letter identifier of each NAT (A, B, C...)
- .natopt letters hide will hide the one-letter identifier of all NATs
Westbound tracks (using live data for today 6PM Zulu):
Eastbound tracks (using live data as above):
You also have the option to see the full waypoint names (55N50W) instead of short name (50W):
This screenshot shows the Options dialog for euroNAT, as well as the Concorde tracks (static, never get updated). In this case, NATs are shown as solid lines, not dashed lines (using the settings in the Options dialog):