Navigating in unfamiliar waters, or finding your way through reefs and other hazards can be a little tricky. Luckily you can set routes that you know are safe in your Simrad MFD then follow them to find whatever you’re looking for.  

Take a look at our quick guide to setting routes in your Simrad unit to get started. 


Routes on your Simrad MFD do exactly what they say on the tin – guide you on a route you’ve already travelled or one you’ve planned out between a series of waypoints. 

  • Create a route from the chart panel
  1. Activate the cursor on the chart panel.
  2. Select the new route option from the menu. Activate the chart menu then select new, then new route.

      3. Position the first waypoint on the chart panel.

    4. Continue positioning new route points on the chart panel until the route is completed

     5. Save the route by selecting SAVE in the menu.


You can create a new route by combining existing waypoints from the routes dialog. The dialog is activated by using the Waypoints tool on the home page and then selecting the routes tab.

  • Edit a route from the Chart panel

You can add and remove route points from the Edit Route dialog. This dialog is activated by selecting an active route’s pop-up, by pressing the rotary knob, or from the menu. The dialog can also be accessed by using the waypoints tool on the Home page.

In Edit mode, you can also reposition any of the points within a route by dragging them to modify the existing route, then hitting save.

While we’re not as clued in as Chris at Simrad (who puts these guides together for us), we know a thing or two about Simrad MFDs. If you’re struggling to set yours up or want to get more out of it, give the Rayglass team a call today or drop in to our Mt Wellington showroom


Chris Liu is the man behind the Rayglass/Simrad MFD guides. He started work at Navico/Simrad as a technical support engineer eight years ago and he still loves every day on the job. He helps Simrad users who ring or email through the support channels make the most of their devices while out on the water. 

Chris is an NMEA certified technician and has completed networking and marine electronic installer and advanced marine electronic installer courses. This year he’s started helping train Kiwi Navico dealers and technicians and is hoping to start doing the same for dealers in Asia in 2020.

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