Capt. PERO wrote: ↑Fri Feb 24, 2023 5:33 am
From my POV there are soooo may clicks to do before starting a flight that I try to automate everything I can.
Yeah, Peter and @balu69, i do understand absolutely and i have noticed already that you love automation, which is a good thing at all, because it served us those lovely "must have" tools ExtPWR and CorteM where i can´t even imagine how i could live without them.
FM is not polling the Data from Simbrief constantly. But what it does, yes, it polls the data automatic at startup, but if you leave FM open you can create a new FP on Simbrief and just click on the button on the down left of FM, which then polls the data of the latest created FP from SimBrief. With the new feature requested by you, now, if you click on the button in FM for the TopCat transfer, FM closes and restart Topcat if it´s still running by automatic and transfers the new FP W&B data. For me this works great.
Different by me is, that i never ever use a FP as a PDF. With new GUI of SimBrief it´s even better to keep the Briefing page open in SimBrief on my tablet and just use the "Brefing Preview" only. This way i can monitor the Weather chart od SimBrief inflight and have everything "by hand" in case off.
As i was used to the former workflow with PFPX, like you, Create FP in PFPX->Export to TopCat->Export via CorteManager into Jeehell and P3D i have a similar WF now again: Create a FP in SimBrief->the SB-Download manager download the new FP by automatic in the background into P3D and CorteM as it was before with PFPX -> Import FP data from Simbrief in FM and send them to TopCat. That´s all and i have all data everywhere i need them, the Route in Jeehell, the W&B in TopCat, the Flightplan in Navigraph-Charts and EFB 2 and the FP in P3D and AktiveSky.
With the new capability of Navigraph for me, that the TopCat Database gets updated, which wasn´t the case with the Aerosoft data i had before, it makes even more fun to manually fill the INIT-B page by using the W&B sheet from TC, as this is the case in reallife. I don´t use the uplink function of Jeehell anymore, because it´s comfortable but unrealistic. In reallife, even the FP-route is manually filled in most cases.