I started out with a new Garmin a year ago. At the time I downloaded and worked with Mapsource and HD Ride Planner at the same time. Personally, I found HD Ride Planner to be an easier program to use and it works just as you describe above. Although I don't have that many routes stored, I have maybe 30 routes and each route averages about 10 waypoints. You simply drag the route around creating waypoints, save the route, connect the Garmin and push a button. From your description, it sounds the same as Mapsource. There's no fooling around as you describe.I have a Mapsource file containing 123 Routes and 438 Waypoints organized in 16 separate categories (in the Favorites section of the unit).
I can click on any category such as "Restaurants" and only the restaurants I put there will show up. This is using a storage card in a Zumo 665.
I can also select any Route I have created on my PC and navigate it.
The only limitation you have is the number or Routes and Waypoints your particular Garmin unit is designed for.
The 2720 has the same capabilities if it is similar to the Streetpilot 2820 except the number of Routes and Waypoints is slightly less.
Each time you add, delete or modify a Mapsource route you merely connect your Garmin GPS to a USB port on your PC. Click on send to device and a pop-up will appear showing all devices found. Just click on your device and hit send with the mouse button.
When you use the device the first time after a reload, give it a minute or two to digest the data you sent to it.
I wish anyone could post any generic program that can do these functions.
All tools to create Routes and Waypoints are at the top of the PC Mapsource program and will explain its function as you drag the cursor across it.
A fifth grader should be able to create Waypoints and simple Routes using the Routing and Waypoint tools in a day or so. It is a good idea to go into "Preferences" and change the default degrees formate to decimal degrees.
That way you can put "Google Maps" on your PC and click in anything you see in either the map or satellite mode followed by the "whats here click". The coordinates will appear at the top of the page in decimal degrees ready to use in Mapsource. Mapsource & Google maps are the most powerful combination for navigation that you will find for your GPS.
Waypoints & Route names can be changed by simply retyping the new names in the properties function invoked using the selection tool.
Look at the tutorial Bartman posted showing how to change a Route by simply dragging it with the selection tool.
It is a simple program that is a lot less work than fooling around trying to make a generic program work on a Garmin :nojoke:
All you had to do was go to Garmin's site and find the Garmin unit you purchased. Then click on "Whats in the Box".I did not get mapsource when I registered any of my Garmins. On their web site, it says it is only available with the purchase of maps on CD or DVD. I have just downloaded my map updates. Never got a disc.