Eye4Software Hydromagic

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Is there a way to enter manual soundings in Hydromagic?

There are two ways to enter manual soundings in Hydromagic. When you want to add depth measurements along the shoreline, we recommend generating a boundary and enter depth or elevations to the points forming the boundary:

  1. Generate a boundary as explained here: https://www.eye4software.com/hydromagic/documentation/manual/map-display/boundaries/
  2. When finished, located the boundary in the “Project Explorer” and right-click on it to open the context menu. From the context menu select “Edit Boundary…”.
  3. In the dialog which appears, enable the “Include the elevation of this boundary in matrix generation”. The boundary will now appear in green instead of red.
  4. Enter depth or elevation values in the 3rd column of the data grid. When finished click the “OK” button.

When you generate a matrix, be sure to select this boundary in matrix generation tools and the shoreline depths will be included when generating a depth or elevation matrix. When entering random depth measurements at random places, you can use a different approach:

  1. Right-click the “Soundings” folder in the “Project Explorer” and select the “Manage Soundings…” option from the context or popup menu.
  2. In the “Sounding Manager”, click the second button from the left labelled: “New Sounding”.
  3. When needed, modify the name of the sounding in the “Edit Sounding” dialog and click “OK”.
  4. Verify that the newly generated sounding is set to “Active”. If not, select it and click the “Activate Sounding” button.
  5. Close the “Sounding Manager” by clicking the “OK” button.
  6. You can now right-click the map at the position you want to add a new sounding point. To do so, select the “Add Sounding Data…” option from the popup menu which appears when you right-click the map.
  7. In the “Ping Data” dialog you can enter the manually measured depth in the “Corr. Depth (Hi)” and “Corr. Depth (Lo)” fields. The latter is only required when combining the data with dual frequency echosounder measurements. Click “OK” to store the sounding data.
  8. Repeat from step “6” until you added all depth measurements.

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