mclavey wrote:yes but it never reloads it.
the next time I restart street atlas the new road is not there and I have to redraw it.
Since you have created a new road I would think the creators of the
program would think you would like to use it for future trips and reload it
when the program restarts.
First, click the Help button then select Welcome Screen
Is "Create a New Map File" selected? If so, that's your problem.
Routable Roads that you create are stored in .an1 files and are treated like any other Draw layers. This means that in order to see the road, you need to have the Map file looking at the Draw layer (in this case a RoadLayer file).
However, each time you start a New map there are no files (e.g. Route or Draw) associated with it to begin with. In other words, a "New" map is a blank slate.
There are three ways to start a New map: by clicking the "Create a new Map File" button in the Map Files tab, by doing a Ctrl+N, or automatically creating a new Map file each time the program starts. If the option I described above in the Welcome Screen is selected then you are creating a new map each time you start the program, which means there will never be any Draw files (or RoadLayer files) associated with it when the program starts.
I suspect that each time you are re-drawing the roads, and exiting the program, it is saving a new RoadLayerX.an1 (where X = a number). You might have a dozen or more of them. Take a look at \DeLorme Docs\Draw\
and delete all the duplicates that have been made while you have struggled with this problem.
If you have a new Map, you need to go to the Map Files tab -> Add button -> Draw File, then select your RoadLayer file.
Suggestion: In the Welcome Screen, select "Open a Recent Map File" then it will always open your last saved Map. This way once you add the Draw layer with your added roads, and save it, you will always see those roads when you restart the program. However, if you want to make another New map, be sure to remember to use the Map Files tab -> Add button to add your roads (that is if you need them with that map).