1       Introduction 

Menu button and Quick Navigation toolbar 

This will teach you how to navigate your way through the menu button and how to access the quick navigation toolbar. 

We estimate that this will take 3 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed Explanation 

Menu Button

The Menu Button is a key method for interacting with and navigating through the application. It is always present at the bottom right hand corner of the application. The menu options vary depending on whether you have TO/FROM/ALTN AD set, your current workspace, any Quick-Access Documents included in the package, and if you have the Quick Navigation toolbar turned on or off in the Charts+ Application’s Settings page. The menu can also have the MINIMIZE and EXIT option shown or not depending on the value set in the eChartsSetting.ini file.

The menu options will be different depending on whether you are viewing the menu from the enroute screen or a charts screen.



 

If quick navigation toolbar is turned on then these features will not be present in the menu instead they will be located as a toolbar located on the screen. The following images are the same three features presented differently.

 



If quick navigation toolbar is turned on then the related documents (AFB / POR, BULLETIN, AD INFO) exist as an icon. If turned off the related documents will exist within the menu button.

Menu button features and Quick Navigation toolbar

The menu can include:
 

        Exit - closes the application down
 

        Minimize: will minimize the application
 

        Documents: document Viewer workspace
 

        Custom documents are added by your chart administrator; if present, a link is
available from all NAVBLUE Charts+ screens
 

        Departure (FROM) airport: departure airport terminal charts workspace
 

        Arrival (TO) airport: arrival airport terminal charts workspace
 

        Alternate (ALTN): alternate airport terminal charts workspace
 

        Settings - view and change settings
 

        Help - short cut to the user guide


 

Turning off the quick navigation toolbar in the settings menu makes buttons available in the menu that are unavailable when it is turned on.

The buttons available include access to customer documents, supplement chart information along with BUL, ADI and AFB buttons. These documents and information are available through the Quick Navigation toolbar. Let's go and have a look at the quick navigation toollbar.

Let's start by going to one of our aerodromes in the list. We will look at Gatwick EGKK/LGW airport. 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Menu button.

Interaction 2 Click the EGKK/LGW menu item.

You can see that the quick navigation toolbar is not present on this chart, this could be down to the fact that the quick navigation toolbar is turned off. Let's go and turn it on.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Menu button.

As mentioned earlier, the quick navigation toolbar features are available under the menu button when it is turned off. You can still access the features as they will be at the top of the menu list.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Enroute menu item.

You need to go to settings to turn on the quick navigation toolbar. The settings are only available in the enroute page.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Menu button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Show Quick Navigation Toolbar slider.

Now the quick navigation toolbar is turned on, we can now go back to our aerodrome. 

Interaction 2Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Menu button.

Interaction 2 Click the EGKK/LGW menu item.

You can see now that the quick navigation toolbar has returned and is in the lower-left corner of the screen. It is available from any chart screen. It gives you one-touch access to view the AFB/Port Pages, Bulletins (BUL) and Aerodrome Information (ADI) pages. The letters on the toolbar will not be present if there are no documents associated with the aerodrome.  

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the AFB/Port Pages button.



You are now viewing the AFB/Port pages. AFB/Port Pages are documents that your system administrator add for an aerodrome. You will see a Cyan dot above the AFB/Port pages icon if you have unread AFB/Port Pages. This is a good indication that you have new or unread documents.
 

Interaction 1 Click Exit.

If the aerodrome contains any bulletins, this button will be available. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Bulletins button.

These are the bulletins for EGKK only. Bulletins support the charting product by informing customers of aeronautical changes that have not yet been published on the chart. The bulletin will present you with an aeronautical change relating to a particular chart page number.

Interaction 1 Click Exit.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the ADI button.

Aerodrome information (ADI) contains basic information about the aerodrome.

Interaction 1 Click Exit.

Let's go and have a look at one of the other aerodromes.

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Interaction 1 Click the Menu button.

Let's have a look at Paris Orly LFPO/ORL airport.

Interaction 2 Click the LFPO/ORY menu item.

You can see that AFB/Port pages are not present in the quick navigation toolbar, this is because there are none allocated to this aerodrome.