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Guide to editing flows

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is there a step by step guide to editing flows?.

 

I want to edit some of the pmdg 777 flows, but don't want to mess them, so a guide would be very helpful.

 

Thanks


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I am not sure there is a guide, but if you have a look at the way the flows are made, I guess you can edit your own flows (if you see what I mean).

Thanks Fnav77

 

Don't know where to start , is it editing some txt file ?, do you know where they are stored ?


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I am not currently sitting at my FSX PC, but from memory, they are indeed .txt files you can edit. My experience is that you have to edit both the flow and the procedure, for example "before start flow" and "before start procedure", and they both need to be identical. If I am not mistaken, you can also edit the flow directly from the Interface....

I think you can find them in my documents somewhere, I would need to double check.

 

You need to have a good look around your computer to find all the different files, folders, etc....


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There are rules when it comes to flows editing. 

 

No line should exceed 127 characters

 

Numbers should be written in literals (two instead of 2)

 

Write everything in lower case.

 

Although it's possible to edit flows in Notepad, you have to keep in mind the rules above and resist writing "Pack 1 off". Write "pack one off" instead.

 

Editing in UI will shield you from these little pitfalls.

 

The identical flows having slightly different names is just to give you more flexibility in invoking them via voice, instead of having to remember the exact wording. You can do with just one, and can rename it to any other sentence you'd like to use as the trigger.

 

Here is a tutorial video from David

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkxHjTZXBlU

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