Chapter 6. Symbol sets

A set of symbols is provided within Debrief. The symbols can either be attached to a text label, or used to highlight a current vessel location when stepping through tracks.

Twenty-two Symbols are provided in 3 sizes. When the 2 smaller sizes are shown, any internal characters (as used in the sonar buoys) are not plotted.

Figure 6.1. Symbols provided by Debrief

Symbols provided by Debrief


[Note]Note

The scaled symbols are not shown at fixed screen sizes, but as representative sizes of the subject vessel - so they resize as you zoom in on a plot. It is also possible to specify the length and width of the subject platform for a realistically sized vehicle representation.

Figure 6.2. Scaled vessel symbols in Debrief

Scaled vessel symbols in Debrief


6.1.1. Use in labels

Any label placed on the plot has a symbol type property (although the symbol itself may not be visible). The symbol can be changed through the properties window, or by right-clicking on the label on the plot.

6.1.2. Use in tracks

The final area where symbols are used is when stepping through tracks. Each vessel track has a symbol type property which is shown when the plot has SymbolHighlighter selected as the current highlighter.

To access this property, select the Properties button on the Time Controller (the drop-down button on the view), and change to Symbol Highlight in Plotting Mode. As shown below:

Figure 6.3. Highlighting Symbols in Tracks

Highlighting Symbols in Tracks


[Tip]Tip

By switching to Snail mode and reducing the reducing the Trail Length to zero, a GOP-type plot can be shown.