How to find a route?
Around the current map area
  1. Zoom the map to an area.
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Check "Map Area".
  4. [The filter logic is based on estimation, so it is possible that some routes are near but not inside the map area.]
By name
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Enter the name in the search box.
By length
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Touch and move the handle for the min/max length.
How to check route info?
Route description (if any)
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a route. ()
  3. Tap "Info".
  4. Select one of the web pages.
Route in map
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap an area without buttons to select a route. (Selected routes will be highlighted in yellow color.)
  3. Tap the Place button of a route to move the map to see the route. ()
How to draw route?
Draw segment along existing ways/waterways
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Edit My Route". (The app will open the last route or create the first route automatically.)
  3. Zoom the map to an area.
  4. Select a draw tool. ()
  5. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch the screen and move along the ways/waterways.
Draw arbitrary segment
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Edit My Route". (The app will open the last route or create the first route automatically.)
  3. Select a draw tool. ()
  4. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch the screen and move around. (The app will simplify the segment.)
Extend segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. ( or )
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch and move a handle. ()
Cut segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. ()
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch the middle part of a segment, and move. The segment will be cut into two segments.
Join segments
  1. [Need to prepare two segments first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. ( or )
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch a handle, and move the handle near a handle for another segment. ()
Erase part of a segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a draw tool. (Different tools have different behaviours.) (, or )
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch a handle, and move the handle along the drawn segment to erase that part. ()
Remove a whole segment
  1. [Need to prepare a segment first.]
  2. Select a tool. (, , or )
  3. Tap to select a segment.
  4. Tap "Remove".
Draw U-turn
  1. [Need to be familiar with basic drawing function first.]
  2. Draw from A1 to the U-turn position B1.
  3. Draw another segment in opposite direction from A2 (near B1) to B2.
  4. Join A2 to B1 to form a segment from A1 to B2, with a U-turn at B1.
Reverse segment direction
  1. [Need to be familiar with basic drawing function, and prepare a segment (A1 to B1) first.]
  2. Move B1 backwards slightly to B2.
  3. Draw from the original B1 position, and join to B2, which will reverse the segment direction.
Add waypoint
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Edit My Route". (The app will open the last route or create the first route automatically.)
  3. Select the waypoint tool. ()
  4. Inside the "Drawing Area", tap the screen to add a waypoint.
Move waypoint
  1. [Need to prepare a waypoint first.]
  2. Select the waypoint tool. ()
  3. Inside the "Drawing Area", touch and move the waypoint handle to move the waypoint. ()
Add selected map location to route
  1. Select a map location. (By tapping an icon/text on the map, or long-pressing the map. Touch and move the handle to select another location. ())
  2. Tap "Add To My Route".
  3. If not editing a route, a "New Route" dialog will appear. Tap "Save".
Modify waypoint properties
  1. [Need to prepare a waypoint first.]
  2. Select a tool. ( or )
  3. Tap to select a waypoint.
  4. Tap "Properties".
  5. You can modify the waypoint name and icon in the dialog.
Remove waypoint
  1. [Need to prepare a waypoint first.]
  2. Select a tool. ( or )
  3. Tap to select a waypoint.
  4. Tap "Remove".
Undo mistakes
  1. [Need to edit something first.]
  2. Tap the Undo button. ()
Add route
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "New My Route".
  3. Enter some route info in the dialog.
  4. Tap "Save".
Edit route
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Edit button of a route. ()
Duplicate route
  1. [Need to close the editor first.]
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Tap the Menu button of a route. ()
  4. Tap "Duplicate and Edit".
  5. Tap "Yes".
  6. [Ad may appear.]
Copy route to editor
  1. [Need to open the editor first.]
  2. Open the Search UI. ()
  3. Tap the Menu button of a route. ()
  4. Tap "Copy to Editor".
  5. Tap "Yes".
  6. [Ad may appear.]
Modify route properties
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a route. ()
  3. Tap "Edit Info".
  4. Modify some route info in the dialog.
  5. Tap "Save".
Delete route
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a route. ()
  3. Tap "Delete".
  4. Tap "Yes".
How to export route?
Export to file
  1. Open the Search UI. ()
  2. Tap the Menu button of a route. ()
  3. Tap "Export".
  4. Enter the name, and tap "Continue".
  5. Select "Save to Files" (or other options).
  6. Select a location, like iCloud Drive, and tap "Save".
  7. [Ad may appear.]
How to import route?
Import from file
  1. [To get GPX files, you may install some hiking apps, most of them support exporting trails as GPX files. Besides, Waymarked Trails provides some routes marked in OpenStreetMap for download, and GraphHopper Maps (for desktop/laptop) can generate GPX files from routing results.]
  2. Open the "Files" app.
  3. Open an exported GPX file.
  4. Tap the share button at the lower left corner.
  5. Select "Copy to RouteDraw".
  6. Enter the name, and tap "Save".
  7. [Ad may appear.]
How to calculate route segment length?
  1. [Need to display a route in the map first.]
  2. Use two fingers to tap two points in a route to select a segment. (You can also select a route first, and then move the handles A and B to select a segment.) ()
  3. Segment length will be shown in the lower left corner.
How to use GPS?
Turn on GPS
  1. Tap the GPS button. ()
  2. Wait until your position appears in the map. (Faster if you are in open area, and turn on the data connection. Reboot your device and try again if you wait too long, or if wrong positions appear too long.)
  3. [Tapping the GPS button again will make the map rotate with the device.]
Lock GPS
  1. [Need to turn on GPS first. Lock GPS means keeping GPS on. This could be useful if you want to get accurate position fast, like when you are not in open area, or when you want to log a more accurate position during photo taking, and etc.]
  2. Tap the GPS status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Lock".
Turn off GPS
  1. [Need to turn on GPS first.]
  2. Tap the GPS status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap the Power button. ()
  4. [Ad may appear.]
How to use track logger?
Open track logger
  1. Tap the Menu button. ()
  2. Tap "Open Track Logger".
Start track logging
  1. [Need to open the track logger first.]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap the Record button. ()
Log waypoint
  1. [Need to start track logging first.]
  2. Tap the Recording status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Log Waypoint".
  4. You can enter the waypoint name and select an icon in the dialog.
  5. Tap "Save".
  6. [To modify or remove the waypoint, select it and then tap "Properties" or "Remove".]
Stop track logging
  1. [Need to start track logging first.]
  2. Tap the Recording status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap the Pause button. ()
Save log as route
  1. [Need to open the track logger first. (Assume some positions are logged before.)]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Save".
  4. Enter the name, and tap "Save".
  5. [Ad may appear.]
Clear log
  1. [Need to open the track logger first. (Assume some positions are logged before.)]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Clear".
  4. Tap "Yes".
Setup track logger
  1. Open the "Settings" app.
  2. Select "RouteDraw".
  3. You can change the log conditions, segment settings, and save frequency in the preference page. (Can adjust the conditions depending on the precision needed, segment settings affect log distance/time calculation, save frequency affects data loss on crash.)
Close track logger
  1. [Need to open the track logger first.]
  2. Tap the Record status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Close".
How to use route alert function?
Turn on alert function
  1. [Need to display a route in the map first.]
  2. Tap to select a route.
  3. Tap " Follow".
  4. Tap "Yes".
  5. After obtained position, a radar marker will appear in the map. ()
  6. When deviate from the route or near a waypoint, the device will notify you.
Setup alert conditon
  1. [Need to turn on alert function first.]
  2. Tap the Radar status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap "Setting".
  4. You can turn on/off alerts, and setup alert conditions in the dialog. (Can adjust the alert distance and delay time according to the way displacement, GPS position stability, walking speed, and etc.)
Turn off alert function
  1. [Need to turn on alert function first.]
  2. Tap the Radar status button at the top of the map to open the status panel. ()
  3. Tap the Power button. ()
  4. Tap "Yes".
  5. [Ad may appear.]
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