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Garmin Basecamp help needed

I have been trying to create a route in the basecamp software but when I do this the software wants to take me off or around the route I want. For example if I am making a route on a major road and I make points the software wants to take me off the road and around on side streets then back on the main road. If anyone has experience with this I could sure use the help as I want to take a ride tomorrow. Thanks!
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Check your settings to see if shortest route is selected ?
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I am not a Basecamp expert, I do a lot of cussing when I use it. But you might try checking your Options. Under Edit \ Options then Activity Profile and Routing. Check Fastest vs Shortest and if any of the Avoidances are checked.

If that isn't it, you may want to check your version level. BC 4.2.1 has been released.

Hope that helps. If not try cussing at it. It doesn't help me but I feel better afterwards. :mrgreen:

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I've had a similar problem, but only when plotting fsr routes. The software seems not to recognize a road now and then. Especially frustrating when you've already spent some time plotting. I've ended up just using a million byway points to get around the issue. Regular street routes should work fine. Maybe you've got some restrictions to your route type set?

Note: I'm a new user and could also be overlooking something.

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BaseCamp does allow you to move the route ( like you can do with Google Maps. You just have to hold down the Option key and drag the route ( I think that would be the Alt key for Windows users ).

I usually map the route out quickly and then come back and zoom way in to make route corrections.

Let me know if this doesn't help.

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I use google maps to google earth to basecamp. I find it a lot easier. I found these instructions in the net. Works great.

1. Use the Google maps directions features. If you have navigated this far into this post, I don't need to explain how to do this.
2. Save your route on Google Maps. Scroll to bottom of direction list and click "Save to My Maps".
3. Select "Create new Map" and then Save.
4. A new page appears with the "Driving directions to .........." highlighted. Under that is a blue Google Earth box. Click it.
5. Here, you have two options:
Option 1. Click open with and then use Google Earth to open.
Option 2. Save File to a temporary folder. Remember where this is....you'll need to find it later.
FYI: I have tried both and the get you to the same place.
6. If you selected "Open with Google Earth", the file should appear under "Temporary Places". If you saved the file somewhere, find it, then click open. Google Earth should open. Again, it should be under "Temporary Places".
7. Go to the file with a Google Earth globe and double click. Google Earth should now zoom in to the route you made in Google Maps.
8. Now, double click the file with the folder and green dot.
9. An underlined link should appear. right click and click "Save Place as....".
10. Save that file. I placed all my files in a folder inside a My Garmin folder under My Documents. You can save to wherever you please.
11.Open Basecamp and select "My Collection" or any folder that you want to save a file to. I created folders that used the names of the destinations under My Collections. Again, you can save to wherever you want.
12.From the File Menu, select "Import into......"
13. The file you saved in Google Earth should now appear with a Basecamp logo. Click on it, then click Open.
14. The file should now appear in Basecamp as both a List, and as a Track (two feet side by side). Right click the Track and select "Create Route from Selected Track".
15. A dialogue box should open asking you for the maximum number of via points. Check the box to do this automatically.
16. After a few heart stopping moments, a file displaying tree green boxes connected to each other should appear. Click on it.
17. If the route shows up, then VOILA! You have successfully created a route in Google Maps and imported it to Basecamp. Download to your particular GPS as usual.


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I am not a Basecamp expert, I do a lot of cussing when I use it. But you might try checking your Options. Under Edit \ Options then Activity Profile and Routing. Check Fastest vs Shortest and if any of the Avoidances are checked.

If that isn't it, you may want to check your version level. BC 4.2.1 has been released.

Hope that helps. If not try cussing at it. It doesn't help me but I feel better afterwards. :mrgreen:
That did the trick Updated the Basecamp to latest version and went into the options and shut off the Avoidances. Thanks!
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many thanks for the how to

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I use google maps to google earth to basecamp. I find it a lot easier. I found these instructions in the net. Works great.

1. Use the Google maps directions features. If you have navigated this far into this post, I don't need to explain how to do this.
2. Save your route on Google Maps. Scroll to bottom of direction list and click "Save to My Maps".
3. Select "Create new Map" and then Save.
4. A new page appears with the "Driving directions to .........." highlighted. Under that is a blue Google Earth box. Click it.
5. Here, you have two options:
Option 1. Click open with and then use Google Earth to open.
Option 2. Save File to a temporary folder. Remember where this is....you'll need to find it later.
FYI: I have tried both and the get you to the same place.
6. If you selected "Open with Google Earth", the file should appear under "Temporary Places". If you saved the file somewhere, find it, then click open. Google Earth should open. Again, it should be under "Temporary Places".
7. Go to the file with a Google Earth globe and double click. Google Earth should now zoom in to the route you made in Google Maps.
8. Now, double click the file with the folder and green dot.
9. An underlined link should appear. right click and click "Save Place as....".
10. Save that file. I placed all my files in a folder inside a My Garmin folder under My Documents. You can save to wherever you please.
11.Open Basecamp and select "My Collection" or any folder that you want to save a file to. I created folders that used the names of the destinations under My Collections. Again, you can save to wherever you want.
12.From the File Menu, select "Import into......"
13. The file you saved in Google Earth should now appear with a Basecamp logo. Click on it, then click Open.
14. The file should now appear in Basecamp as both a List, and as a Track (two feet side by side). Right click the Track and select "Create Route from Selected Track".
15. A dialogue box should open asking you for the maximum number of via points. Check the box to do this automatically.
16. After a few heart stopping moments, a file displaying tree green boxes connected to each other should appear. Click on it.
17. If the route shows up, then VOILA! You have successfully created a route in Google Maps and imported it to Basecamp. Download to your particular GPS as usual.


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I will try this on my Garmin 2595LMT
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