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importing a FP into the Xplane FMS

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Short version: should a P2A .fms (for Xplane 11) export then import without any omissions into Xplane's FMS?

Long version: I used P2A to auto-generate a FP from KSAF to KPHX which it did including 13 waypoints. I then tried exporting this FP from P2A in the fms format for Xplane 11 and was prompted by P2A that it worked.

Then, I went to Xplane and loaded that same FP into the Xplane FMS. It loads, but I get only the departure and destination airports, none of the waypoints.

I note in the P2A manual it says that user defined WP's are accepted in a .fms export and assume that P2A generated WP's should transfer without problem.

 

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Hello, Clif,

in the Config menu in the Flt Pln area under Export options there is the option: "Import-Export SID/STAR/APPR Waypts".

Have you checked this option?

Then it should work.


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I'm now finding that if I define waypoints myself, they will show up once the FP is exported then imported to Xplane FMS. Waypoints created by P2A auto-plan do not show up in the FP upon import to Xplane FMS.

 

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Clif,

what aircraft are you using?

I tested it with the X-Plane default Boeing 737 and the Zibo Boeing 737.
It has worked on both aircrafts.


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I'm in an Aerobask Eclipse. The FMS is Aerobask's version of the Skyview and Garmin GTN750

To experiment, I switched to the default Xplane Skyhawk that uses the (very user unfriendly) Garmin 530. With this plane/FMS the P2A exported FP loads fine showing all the WP's created with P2A. I do get a warning that the AIRAC cycle of Xplane is earlier than the one used by P2A for the save, but I think that's beside the point as the FP displays on the FMS just as it should.

An issue with the Aerobask implementation?

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Clif,

unfortunately I don't know anything about this airplane and the Garmin GTN750 / Garmin 530.

I fly almost exclusively with the Zibo Boeing 737-800 and this airplane has a completely different FMC.

I'm really sorry.


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Some GPS and FMC implementations require you to enter procedures (SIDs, STARs and Approaches) manually and they ignore the waypoints that make up those procedures.

I that case, you would want to uncheck the "Export SID/STAR/Approach Waypoints" option, import just the route and then enter the procedures manually.  These implementations also normally ignore any user defined waypoints.

Dave

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Yes, it is the SID and STAR waypoints that are dropped, I guess I'm lucky that my own waypoints are recognized.

Thanks to both of you for your assistance.

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