Could the iPad know a default switch position, this position would be defined by the user when they build their track plan. All of these default switch positions would then create one long route. When you power up your iPad the user could fire the "Default Switch Position" route, this would then artificially "sync" the iPad switches with the layout.
I'm pretty sure they cacn be accomplished now with a route on the CAB2, but might be easier to define in the LCS app (if possible).
Yep, I agree that could be a problem, which is why I think this Route should not fire automatically but fire when the user asks it too. Also, this is not a new problem the LCS introduces, but just a fact of remote switches and routes (something might be on top of switch now and we could fire a route).
I think for really large layouts this would not be ideal. For smaller and medium layouts, I think this would work very well. This would just become part of my start up routine when powering up the layout, then if someone uses my iPad they should know all the directions of the switches. I think even if the LCS doesn't make this route an easy add on, I will consider just building this route my own to accomplish the same goal. I would build this route right now, but sadly my layout has just been packed up as I am moving in the next couple of weeks