It is important that before adding loads of stuff to RouteBuddy you get to grips with the basic principles of Place files and folders and basically how to organise your data.
The Places category of the Source List contains a list of all user created files called Places each of which hold user created data - waypoints, routes and tracks.
Place files are created using File/New Place from the Menu bar. We recommend you set up a new Place file each time you want to plan a new route so that any searches can easily be incorporated into the Place file by simply dragging and dropping them from the results you get when using Find a Location facility via search.
If you are planning a long route then it would be best if you plotted a route for each day in separate place files and then kept all of the place files in a place folder. In each place file you will see the challenge for each day and in the place folder it will show you all those routes looking as if they are strung together. The other thing you can do is duplicate each route, then join all of the duplicated routes to give you detail for the whole route joined together. We suggest duplicating the routes because it is best you do not lose any of the initial routes you plotted for each day. The duplicate route feature is also helpful for doing an alternative route for any particular day, for example route in case of bad weather. In this way you can plot your first choice route then you can tweak the route you have duplicated from your first choice to create your second choice route.
If you are importing long tracks that others have recorded then you may well fall foul of RouteBuddy freezing up because the amount of information it is trying to import. It will get there in the end but some tracks can contain many thousands of points and these have to be processed. We can never guarantee what will happen if you import the tracks that others have recorded. Much better to import a plotted route which will contain far less points of reference (lat/lon coordinates).
When you click on a Place file the map window will show the last view you looked at when you previously opened that Place file.
The geodata (waypoints, routes and tracks) that you put in a place file is also stored in your Locations database. If you decide to delete any data from a place, consider whether you want to also delete it permanently from your locations database.
To delete items of geodata, select (using the select tool) or right-click on the item to highlight it, choose whether to remove from place file or remove from library (locations database). The latter will be permanent removal.