Control Description (Control dialog)
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The Control description tab of the Control dialog has the following data fields:

Control code

This is the control's code.  Normally, controls are numbered from 31 and up, and numbers that can be misread if upside down are normally skipped.

Symbol Template

The symbolic description of the control: 

To enter a symbol into a field, place the focus highlight in the field.  A symbol palette will then be active.  Select the desired symbol from the palette by clicking the mouse on it.

To delete a previously entered symbol, use the Del key on the keyboard, or click the right mouse button then select "Delete symbol" from the pop-up menu.


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Control Type

This setting is available only for Trail-O controls and for finish points. 

For trail-O controls, select one of the following control types:


For finish points, select one of the following control types:

Marked Route

Enter the distance (in meters) of the marked route.  The distance will appear in a marked route box below the control description for the control, or as a finish route at the bottom of the control description.

The distance field is only available for Start and Finish points and for controls with marked routes.

For finish points, the distance indicates the length of the marked route from the last control.  The entered distance will not affect the calculated course length.

For controls with marked route the distance indicates the length of the marked route away from the control.  This entered distance will not affect the calculated course length.

By checking the "Use calculated distance" box, you can let Condes calculate the distance, based on the leg length of the leg from the course's last control to the finish point.  Obviously, this is not applicable for a marked route to a start point.

Marked route from time start to start point

For start points, the distance field can be used to indicate the length of the route from the time start to the start triangle.  The entered distance will be added to the calculated course length.

If you wish to show the marked route from time start to start triangle on the map, check the box "Marked route from time start".  When this box is checked, Condes will show a dashed line from the time start (shown with a cross bar at the end of the line) to the start triangle.  When you select the start point on the map, you can manipulate the marked route by moving the end point, and by inserting points to bend the line.

Condes calculates the distance along the line and adds it to the course length, unless you uncheck "use calculated distance".

Use calculated distance

If this box is checked, Condes will calculate the distance based on the leg length of the relevant leg.

Estimated control load

This is a read-only field that shows the accumulated, estimated competitor count for the courses that visit this control.  Click here to see how the load is calculated