Gauges and Custom Dashes
Tips and Tricks
Get yourself one of those touch sensitive pens that allow you to touch the display of your device. They make it much easier to drag and drop gauges.
You don't have to be connected to the adapter to build your dash. You can do it from the comfort of your bunk or lounge chair.
When the Dash page is displayed, the gauges are 'stacked' on top of each order, then positioned. This 'stack' is called the Z-Order. A gauge that is underneath another gauge cannot be grabbed for dragging unless a portion of it is sticking out from the top gauge. When you define your dash and add gauges, all Text gauges are stacked on top of Circular gauges. This allows you to move Text gauges over Circular gauges. Text gauges are stacked according to the order they are added. So to move a smaller Text gauge over a larger one, the smaller gauge must be added after the larger gauge.
Tips on the Dash page:
- Double tapping a gauge will show the Gauge Customize page.
- A single tap in open space will return to the previous page.
- A double tap in open space will show the Gauge Setup page.
- Single tapping a locked Trip Distance or Engine Status will show their respective pages.
- Single tapping a locked Dual Time will switch between local and home time. Note, 'Local' or 'Home' will only show if the Gauge Name has not been changed.
- Locking a gauge disables dragging and dropping, enables range alerts, and allows single tapping of Trip Distance, Engine Status, and Dual Time.
- To drag and drop just one gauge while the others are locked, lock the gauges in Dash Customize, then unlock the specific gauge in Gauge Customize.
For help in setting the Circular gauge ranges correctly, take a look at the following Circular gauges for examples:
- Speedometer - shows ranges on the right side.
- Fuel Level - shows ranges on the left side.
- Battery Voltage - shows ranges on both sides.
Text gauges that have a corresponding Circular gauge (eg. RPM) share their ranges (warning, danger, etc). Updating either one will sync with the other.
To align gauges, move the first gauge to where you want it, then set the Gauge Location of the other gauges to align with the horizontal top (Y value) or the vertical side (X value) of the first gauge.
Restore and check out the following Dash Templates:
- Template 1 - iPhone 6S-8 Portrait - shows how to use dual gauges and how to setup Text gauge grids. The grid gauges also only show when in warning or danger range.
- Template 2 - iPhone 4 Portrait - a simple set of gauges for the small iPhone 4. Does not use drag and drop, just scrolls the gauges.
- Template 3 - Fuel-DEF Gauge - a dual gauge for Fuel and DEF levels. Good to merge into your custom dash.
- Template 4 - Dual Air Gauge - similar to Template 3 but for those who have primary and secondary air gauges.
- Template 5 - iPad Landscape Scroll - a nice looking landscape dash with main gauges and a console on the first page and more gauges on the second page. Will need adjustments for Android tablets.
- Template 6 - LG V20 Subaru Portrait - a simple drag and drop dash that works on an OBD2 Subaru. It uses a small Text gauge grid so it's easy to see how it's setup.
In order to share your custom dash, it must be saved first. It is recommended that when you save your dash that you provide a good explanation of the dash in the notes section. This allows your friend to better understand your custom dash when you share it.
Don't forget to send your custom dash to us. If it's cool enough, we'll add it to the list of Templates.