Welcome to QuoVadis X, or QVX for short.
This chapter is intended to make the introduction as easy as possible. From installation and activation to an initial overview of the most important components and functions and the creation of the first route, the steps are clearly described.
We recommend that even experienced QV users read at least this chapter briefly. Further information can then be found in the corresponding chapters.
Have fun with QVX
Download the setup file from our Homepage. For Apple-Mac this is the qvx1_setup.pkg and for Windows the file is called qvx1_setup.exe. Start the installation with a double click and follow the instructions of the setup wizard.
At the first program start QVX must be activated once. The File Account dialog opens automatically.
If you purchased QVX from QV-Shop, simply enter the email address and password of your QV-Shop account and click Check. QVX now loads your licenses and lists them:
Finally, you must activate the licenses on this computer. To do this, click on Activate.
Now you should see your QVX license:
Done, you can close the dialog.
For activation with serial number please go to the page Manual Import. Here you will find more information-
If you just want to try out QVX, you don't need a QV Shop account or to enter an email address or password. Simply click on Activate demo version and you have 25 days to test everything at your leisure. The functional range of the QVX power users is available without restrictions.
The program window is divided into five main areas:
There are three more windows if required:
All windows can be switched on and off as often as required at any time using the toggle switches, in order to have the best possible overview for the current task.
This is the dry part of this tutorial… But this is about your GPS data, routes, tracks and waypoints and the maps and how and where they are stored.
QVX basically stores all data in SQLite databases on disk in the QVX_Data folder. You can create as many DBs as you like and organize them according to tours, countries, years or just as you like.
It is important that there are different tables within a database to hold the different types of data. So waypoints always come in a waypoint table, routes in a route table and so on.
The Xplorer is designed accordingly:
Of course, you can create, delete, move or copy new DBs, tables and data in the Xplorer with the usual cut-copy-paste commands or by drag-drop. For most operations there is an undo function for security reasons and the recycle bin helps against accidental deletion.
So much for that at this point. You will find all further information here.
In the map window you can see your data, correctly marked geographically, on maps of your choice.
Think of the card window as a large table that is initially empty. Now take a map from the drawer and spread it out on the table. Then draw a route with the highlighter and mark interesting places with small stones.
QVX does the same thing. First load a map from a map table in the Xplorer. You can add existing tracks, routes and waypoints. Or they start planning a new route.
The map window consists of the following components:
QVX already has a large selection of online maps pre-installed. You can find them in the database Online maps and pois. Especially interesting here are the different OpenStreetMap maps. You can find them in the table OSM. The “Mapy.cz Basemap/Zakladni” is particularly suitable for planning motorcycle or car tours. So select “OSM” in the tree and “Mapy.cz” in the list. Note that the status bar confirms the selection.
Now Show in map from the main toolbar, select from the context menu or simply double-click. Make sure that “Replace main map” is checked in the following open map dialog:
Keys 1, 2, 3, 4, c zooms around cursor
Tools , -, 1 zooms around cursor
Mouse wheel zooms around mouse pointer
Moving with mouse while holding down the left mouse button
If the map section changes, QVX must load the new areas first. This can take more or less time. Especially with online maps, like the Mapy.cz. To let you see what QVX is doing, there is a progress bar at the bottom that counts down to 0:
Simply mark them in the Xplorer, also several at once, and simply drag them into the map window, or use Show in map.
To do this, use the command Remove from Map , which will simply remove the object from the map window.
Please do not confuse this with delete , this command deletes the object from the database, then it is gone.
It is highly recommended to open the Project Manager - PM for short. You have direct access to all loaded objects and can also hide and show them with the checkbox:
Something dry again, but important.
Your data is in the database and you see it in the Xplorer. However, they can also appear elsewhere, e.g. in the map, as an entry in the PM or as hits in the search window. It is then always the same object.
Objects can be edited with the following functions:
To edit an object, it is first selected, So just click with the left mouse button and it will be highlighted blue, Then select the desired edit function.
Or click with the right mouse button, then the context menu of the object opens immediately and you have all possible functions to choose from. [context menu]
The name of the current selection always appears at the bottom right of the status bar of the main window.
The band begins to play.
There is a separate toolbar for planning:
We select Planning a new route :
Now several things are happening simultaneously:
We can start right now to put points on the map that form the stations of our route. We set the start to Windhoek and the second to Swakopmund, our destination. The result is two points 001 and 002 and a straight green line:
Now we change the routing options, because we don't want a linear route today. But first, switch attach points off again, because we don't need the rubber band anymore.
QVX offers a wide range of routing options, offline and online. We select “Microsoft Maps” and immediately the route is recalculated and the result is displayed:
That's it, we can give the route another name, unfold the tools and get the altitude profile online and look at the profile on the XY page and the details on the roadbook page.
We first create a duplicate of the route:
Now edit the route:
Tickets purchased in the QV-Shop are provided as a zip-package for download. Download the package and then select:
Select Zip on the disk and the installation starts. The maps are then located in the DB “My maps” in the map table “Packages”.
Alternatively go to Account - My Licenses and click on Download. he “Download Packages” dialog opens and you can download and install the packages you have purchased in the QV-Shop directly.
QVX automatically detects connected devices. As soon as you connect a device to your computer via USB, it will appear in the Xplorer shortly afterwards - if it was connected by Windows or macOS:
Now you can select the route or routes - in Xplorer, on the map or in PM - and simply select Send:
The dialog summarizes again what you have selected and to which device it should be sent. For further information see here.
If you want to download waypoints, TGracklogs or routes stored in the GPS:
To print a map section, select Print map from the planning menu:
In the preview you can see an example of the effect of the parameters.
Every change to these parameters updates the page calculation and draws the pages into the map:
You can still fine-tune the pages in the map by moving them or deleting unneeded pages. To do this, move the mouse over a page and open the context menu.
If everything fits, click Start and the pages are sent to the printer:
To print the roadbook of a route, select the route in the Xplorer, on the map or in the PM and then select Print list .
In the following dialog you can optionally select different columns and then simply click on Print.