A set of symbols is provided within Debrief. The symbols
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
Figure 6.2. Scaled vessel symbols in Debrief
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.
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
By switching to Snail mode and reducing the reducing the Trail Length to zero, a GOP-type plot can be shown.