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    Posted: 22 Dec 2014 at 5:22pm
This is only germane if you need to do a unit exchange. 

You can dump the config settings to a USB card, but there doesn't appear to be any way to load them back into a unit that is, for example, at factory defaults. Is there a way? If not, can it be added?

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Orest,  I know Steve has a utility that will "suck and stuff" the configuration from one device to another, or from/to the same device after a repair.  When I sent them to Melbourne for the production hardware/software update just before release, they used my two units as a test to see how it worked.  The utility worked great and saved the device configuration, user configuration, user settings, etc. 

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Geoffrey ("Gring") is correct.   One of the features of Rel 10.1 is a means for all of the unit configuration data to be saved on an external device like a USB fob and then reloaded at any point.

This includes checklists, user waypoints, saved routes, IFD configuration, and user settings.
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Steve,

Would there be some way of using this facility to mass enter user waypoints?

Since neither the G* nor A* product navdata includes the VRP's widely used in Europe, I have had to enter hundreds of these one at a time into my G430.

While adding a wpt into the 540 via kb is much less knob-twisting than the G430, I still don't want to have to repeat the process with the 540. I would welcome some way of creating a file offline with all the relevant data fields in the right format that could then be read into the 540 en-masse. If you could provide the necessary data format, I could prepare such a file in advance in anticipation.

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I was actually hoping to wirelessly upload my flight plan from my foreflight application running on my iPad directly to the IFD540 via Bluetooth which will then crossload over to my IFD440.....

......maybe someday

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Offline creation and/or tablet creation and uploading are definitely on the to-do list.    Neither are supported in the springtime Release 10.1 but they are high on the to-do list following that.
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Originally posted by AviJake AviJake wrote:

Offline creation and/or tablet creation and uploading are definitely on the to-do list.    Neither are supported in the springtime Release 10.1 but they are high on the to-do list following that.

Be sure to be widely inclusive in the tablet apps supported, don't make it an iOS niche product. I think I remember you writing that you were going to go the route of an open API for developers to use.

But, all that said, it is so quick and easy to enter flight plans into the 540 directly ....

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Bulk waypoint entry is the most urgent for me due, as mentioned, to the very large number of Europe VRP's (Visual Reporting Points) not in the navdata. I have a couple hundred such wpt entered by hand in the 430 and got blisters doing it. I won't get the blisters with the 540 due to the kb, but it is still a very time-consuming process entering all the geo-refs. Creating a file in the proper data format offline and then bulk loading would be much preferable.

Granted, this is for VFR use rather than IFR, but still ... 

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