Settings / Simulator (Only SEAiq Pilot)
The simulator allows you to simulate operation of a vessel anywhere in the world. This can be a good way to try out SEAiq and see how various maneuvers can be displayed. Please note this simulator is not intended to emulate "real-world" conditions.
When the simulator is enabled, you can use sliders to control the vessel's speed in water (STW), bow and stern motions. A pause button can be used to stop the vessels motion until pressed again.
The following methods for moving the simulated vessel are supported:
- Select the center of the vessel and drag/drop to move it.
- Select the center of the vessel and rotate it. If you are using a mouse with scroll-wheel or some trackpads, you can also use scrolling gestures to rotate.
- You can move the vessel to a new location by selecting the vessel, then dragging.
- Double tap a new location and select Move Simulator Here.
- You can re-orient by (1) selecting the bow or stern of Own-Ship and (2) dragging it.
You can move the simulator to the same position, HDG, and ROT as any AIS target or Own-Ship. Select the desired vessel, double-tap to get full details, and choose Copy to Simulator (all the way on the bottom). After this, the simulated Own-Ship will follow its own course.
A current can be simulated using the Drift settings. Finally, an advanced setting, Disable ROT Sensor, can be turned ON to cause SEAiq to simulate its behavior as though Own-Ship does not have a rate-of-turn sensor.
- Enable: Turns on the simulator. This overrides all other settings (eg, Virtual Boarding). The position is the last position the simulated vessel was placed at. You can move it onto the screen by double tapping and selecting Move Own-Ship to Here.
- Docking Target: (Only SEAiq Pilot) When enabled, the simulator is shown as a duplicate of Own-Ship. This allows you to place a separate copy of Own-Ship in a desired location in order to aid, for instance in docking. In this case, the simulated vessel is always stationary and only moves when you manipulate it. When docking aids are enabled, fender lines are automatically generated depending on relative position of Own-Ship to the simulated ship, this simplifies approaching the exact location of the image. The steps to use this are as follows:
- Turn on Settings / Simulator / Enable
- Turn on Settings / Simulator / Docking Target (this setting)
- Double tap and choose Move Simulator Here
- Select simulator and move to a desired location
- Turn on Settings / Docking Aids, to show automatic fender
- Disable ROT Sensor: This can be used to simulate situations where Own-Ship lacks a rate-of-turn (ROT) sensor. This can be useful to better understand how SEAiq behaves when ROT sensor data is impaired, which unfortunately is a common occurrence with AIS pilot plugs.