Do you have a route without a cuesheet? Perhaps you uploaded a route file sent to you by a friend, or you downloaded a GPX file of a route from another website, and now you have a route, but no cuesheet. This article will teach you how to use the Trace tool, available to Premium and Basic subscribers, to create a cuesheet for a route that does not have one.

Pro Tip:You can also use the Trace tool to make changes to the start/finish of a loop route, or if you want to plan a route that uses some features from an existing route. Simply bring up the route outline as usual, and then use it as a guide while you plan your route.

  1. First, open the route you want to trace in “edit” mode. To do this, either select “edit” next to the route entry in your Route Library, or click on the route name or thumbnail on your home page, and then click “edit” next to the route name at the top of the column to the right of your route map.
  2. Once you’ve got your route open in “edit” mode, you will see a map with panels to the left and to the right. In the left side panel, click EDIT, and select PREPARE FOR TRACING from the menu that appears. You will see the red route track on the map switch to a grey color. Use this grey track as a reference while you use the route planner to click along the track and generate your new route path and accompanying cuesheet. You can trace the grey path exactly, or make changes to the route as desired. If you are tracing a loop, you can start your traced route anywhere along the grey path. You are not required to begin at the original start location or finish at the original route finish.
  3. Make sure you have the “generate cuesheet while planning” option enabled, or your traced route will not have cues. To check this, click the OPTIONS tab at the top of the column at the right side of the map screen.

  4. Trace the route by clicking along the grey path. Be careful to avoid clicking on intersections, since this can cause errors in the cuesheet.
  5. Make sure to check your cue sheet when you are done! For more detailed route planning help read our route planner help article.
  6. After you’ve traced your route, click SAVE on the left side panel.
  7. A pop-up will prompt you to update the name, description, and other details about the route andĀ click SaveĀ .
  8. After your route has been saved, a pop-up will appear alerting you your route has been saved. Click VIEW YOUR ROUTE.

Congratulations! You now have a complete route with a cuesheet!

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