The track window shows the path for each lap and if the circuit is in the Database, then a circuit overlay displaying the outside and inside of the track will be shown. Press F11 to switch to the full screen circuit plot.
The current position of each car is shown as a cross in the same colour as the selected lap.
To change the positions of the Splits, use the Start / Finish Wizard (CTRL+G).
Zooming and Panning
The quickest way to zoom in the Track Window is to draw a zoom box with the left hand mouse button from the top left to the bottom right. To zoom out, simply draw a box from the bottom right to the top left. You can also use the up and down arrow keys.
To pan, use the right hand mouse button and drag the graph either way, or use CTRL and the cursor keys.
There are also buttons on the Track Ribbon menu tab and just above the track.
Change Track Layout
By selecting the circuit name either on the Track Ribbon menu tab or just above the track within the window, it is possible to choose from a list of potential track layouts based on the GPS position contained within the data.
By choosing a new layout, the start/finish and splits may change within the software, however the original data contained within the file will not change.
Load Circuit Overlay
A circuit overlay file contains the inside and outside edges of the track and is normally used to analyse the driving line. There are a large number of circuit overlays already held in the database which is supplied with the software and this database is regularly updated. The database is automatically updated to the latest version when you download and install a new version of Circuit Tools from our website.
You can create your own overlay file by driving round the outside, then the inside of the circuit and then rename this file ‘.cir’ from ‘.vbo’.
Overlays can also be created in Google Earth and then imported into the VBOX Tools (or Performance Tools) software to create a .cir file. See the relevant software manual for details.
Zoom & Pan
These buttons enable you to pan and zoom within the Track window.
It is possible to add a distance scale to the Track window by selecting Show scale. Centre on Vehicle is selected by default and will centre the graph in relation to the current car position.
Export / Print
The currently displayed track view can be saved as an image file by selecting Export or printed using the Print button.
This option allows you to change between track layouts, as discussed above.