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09 - VBOX Test Suite Dashboard

The dashboard is an area where the user can display live or post process data on a series of gauges, as well starting, stopping and resetting tests when in online mode.

There are 5 main types of gauge types:-

 

  • Default – A standard alpha numeric representation of the data.
  • Chart – A line graph representation of the data.
  • Target – A cursor indicates the data value on a user specified number line.
  • Angular Meter – A ‘needle’ type gauge that displays the data value on a circular gauge.
  • Level – The data is displayed as a % fill of a bar.

 

These gauges are demonstrated in the image below.

 

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Dashboard Tab

The dashboard tab is where the user can access all the functionality of the dashboard. This tab will be displayed when the user clicks anywhere on the dashboard area and will automatically be selected.

 

Add gauge

The 'Add gauge' button allows the user to add a gauge to the dashboard. This is done by selecting the 'Add gauge' button to bring up a drop down list of all the channels that are available in the loaded file, or that are being sent over serial from a VBOX. Selecting one of these channels will automatically add a gauge to the dashboard area.

As well as a list of available channels from the file or the VBOX, it is also possible to add test specific gauges to the dashboard. For example in the Accel test, it is possible to display the time, distance and average acceleration of each run during a live test.

Reset Dashboard

Selecting the 'Reset Dashboard' option will reset the dashboard to the test’s default layout, clearing any non-standard gauges.

Settings

The 'Settings' button will open a window that allows the user to specify the settings of that gauge. The settings available will depend on the type of gauge selected. These are as follows:-

Default
  • Smoothing level – The level of smoothing that is applied to the gauge. A higher number results in more smoothing being applied to that gauge.
  • Decimal Places – Allows the user to modify the number of decimal places shown in the gauge.
  • Alert Value – The value at which an alert will occur.
  • Alert condition – Specifies the conditions to which the alert should occur.
  • Text Colour – Allows the user to change the colour of the text displayed in the gauge.
Chart
  • Smoothing level – The level of smoothing that is applied to the gauge. A higher number results in more smoothing being applied to that gauge.
  • Alert Value – The value at which an alert will occur.
  • Alert condition – Specifies the conditions to which the alert should occur.
  • Show from beginning – When this option is ticked, the chart will show all of the data, rather than just a set range of time.
  • Time Range (s) – When the ‘Show from beginning’ option is not ticked, this option allows the user to specify the period of time that the chart should show data from.
  • Update when moving – When this option is ticked, the graph will only update when movement is detected.

Note: The Chart gauge will only display data and become active when online and connected to a VBOX.

Target
  • Smoothing level – The level of smoothing that is applied to the gauge. A higher number results in more smoothing being applied to that gauge.
  • Alert Value – The value at which an alert will occur.
  • Alert condition – Specifies the conditions to which the alert should occur.
  • Target range – The range that the target gauge will display, centred on the Target value.
  • Target – The target number the user is trying to achieve.
  • Tolerance – This is the portion of the gauge that will be displayed in green either side of the target value.
Angular Meter
  • Smoothing level – The level of smoothing that is applied to the gauge. A higher number results in more smoothing being applied to that gauge.
  • Alert Value – The value at which an alert will occur
  • Alert condition – Specifies the conditions to which the alert should occur
  • Start Value – The value that the angular meter will start
  • End Value – The value at which the Angular meter will end.
Level
  • Smoothing level – The level of smoothing that is applied to the gauge. A higher number results in more smoothing being applied to that gauge.
  • Alert Value – The value at which an alert will occur.
  • Alert condition – Specifies the conditions to which the alert should occur.
  • Total Bars – The number of bars that will be displayed within the Level Gauge.

Gauge Data

Underneath the settings button is a drop down list that allows the user to change which channel is displayed in the selected graph. Selecting this drop down menu presents the user with all channels that are available in the file or on the live serial stream coming from a VBOX. Selecting a channel will then display this data in the selected gauge.

Gauge Types

The user has the ability to choose between the 5 different gauge types. This is achieved by selecting an existing gauge and then clicking on one of the 'Gauge Type' buttons. This will change the selected gauge to the desired gauge type.

Help

Pressing this 'Help' button will automatically open an internet browsing window and load the relevant section of the Racelogic Support Centre. This page will only be displayed if there is a valid internet connection.

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14:26, 10 Feb 2017

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