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UserInterface / DASH3MenuBar


The menu bar runs along the top of the main display window. It allows you to open up a number of sub-menus. These menus will give you the access to the following options:

File Menu

  • New Layout
This option will clear away all of the objects from the design window.
  • Load Layout
This allows you to load a previously saved DH3 file.
  • Save Layout
This will save your design (configuration) to a DH3 file.
Note: When you save a layout, variable information are not saved along with the layout file. If you want to preserve the variable information, use the File -> Save Variable Information command to save the variable information to a file.
  • Load variable information
This allows you to load a new set of variable list from a VAR file to variable tree.
  • Save variable information
This saves variable information to a VAR file.
  • Restore Default Variable Information
Variable information get changed when you make changes to the variable properties. This option helps you to restore the variable tree to the original state it had when you start the software for the first time.
  • Send configuration to Device
This allows you to program the device with the new configuration data.
  • Read Configuration from Device
This reads the current configuration from Device and loads into the configuration software.
  • Reflash Device
This allows you to make a firmware upgrade on the device.
  • Save Configuration File
Saves the configuration as a HEX file on to the disk. This file can be then transferred to a root directory of a CF card and when inserted into a DL1 or DL2 data logger with the DASH3 connected, then it will update the configuration of the DASH3. (You can save file into any name, but when using it for configuration update using DL1 or DL2, file name must be DASH.HEX)
Note that although a file saved to a HEX format contains configuration(design) data just as a file saved with the Save Layout option, The HEX file cannot be loaded into the configuration software using the Load Layout option. Also Data loggers can recognize only HEX files as configuration or firmware upgrade files. Please refer the section on Changing the existing configuration in the DASH3 documentation.
  • Exit
This allows you to exit from the program.

View menu

This menu item opens the Options Window that contains display and control behaviour options for the Design area and the Design preview. Read Design Area options for more details.

Add control menu

This menu allows you to add controls to the design area. Each of the seven screens that are available on the device are capable of displaying up to ten controls. Following section briefly discusses each of these controls. For more information on the properties of the controls read the Control Properties section.

  • Numeric Display
The Numeric Display represents the data in numerical form. This display will update on the display screen as data is logged. For more information on altering the properties of this control refer Numeric display properties section.
  • Graph
This displays information in the form of a graph which updates itself as data is logged. For more information on altering the properties of this control, refer Graph properties section.
  • Bar-chart
This displays the information as a progress bar, which updates as data is logged. For more information on altering the properties of this control, refer Bar-Chart properties section.
  • Text
This control allows you to add text to the display. The text will not be affected by any data that is logged. For more information on altering the properties of this control, refer Text properties section.

Configuration Menu

This menu allows you to configure the Gear variable and shift lights.

  • Add start-up bitmap
This adds a start-up picture that will be visible on the display when it is turned on.
  • Configure Display Screens
Allows you to configure Normal data screens to switch automatically between them depending on a variable value.
  • Display Gears
This menu item opens the Gear Indicator setup dialog that allows you to configure the Gear variable. When configured correctly, gear variable returns the current gear you are in.
  • RPM
Opens the RPM dialog that is used to configure the engine RPM
  • Shift Lights
Opens the Shift lights dialog that is used to configure the shift lights on DASH3 display unit.

About Menu

By clicking on this option, you will bring up a splash screen with the application name and version. The splash screen will become hidden when it is clicked upon.

Page last modified on July 08, 2009, at 11:33 AM