The navigation/waypoint system is better than it was years ago (in some ways), but still very primitive. It really does not handle making routes well and does nothing for route optimization (which used to be an option!). Yes, it can make routes from point A to point B, but that’s about it. And lets’ face it, every day every pilot relies heavily on this system. It seriously needs a few more advanced features. Why can’t it be more like a GPS?
A “Destination” is where you want to end up. A “Waypoint” is places you want to stop along the way So, if I set a destination, and then add a waypoint, it should not only add the waypoint between my location and the destination, but it should add it intelligently and recalculate so that I am flying the most efficient (shortest) route. If I later add another waypoint, it should do the same thing. It should only change the destination if I ask to change the destination. At the every least, there should be a UI toggle between “Add all waypoints in order entered” and “add each waypoint for the shortest route.” I should be able to add a number of locations, set one as the destination, and have the the shortest route that hits all of them calculated. Also, a checkbox for most efficient “round trip” would be excellent.
It would also be super if we could grab and move waypoints on the map just like we can with a real GPS, and have the shortest route be recalculated.
I mean, my cell phone can do this stuff - why can’t Eve? -) Thanks!