OldBob

Editing Panels using Addit Pro

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Hi All,

I bought Addit Pro thinking I would be able to modify panels (I'm using P3Dv4), replacing the G1000 GPS with the Garmin 500, a GPS I much prefer.  I've been wrestling with this software for a week now and I'm still no closer to figuring out how to do that than when I started.  I've searched for a pdf manual as the help file is no help to me at all but haven't been able to find one.  Does anyone know if it is even possible to replace a GPS in the panel for a different model and if so is Addit Pro capable of doing it?

I appreciate any help I can get doing this.  Thanks,

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Which aircraft? If it's a non-LM one (e.g. made by Carenado, Virtuali, etc.) then you won't be able to do it because unlike the default aircraft, these have full systems-integration that has been designed from scratch. Adding a third-party gauge isn't going to hook into those systems, nor will swapping gauges between developers' own aircraft work for the same reasons.

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dragonflightdesig,

 

Thank you very much for the explanation.  Yes...I was hoping to swap out the g1000 GPS from the Mooney Acclaim with the G 500 in the Beech Bonanza.  They are both default aircraft but as you suspected they are not LM designs.  I have edited the Gauges.cfg in the Mooney to add another window for the Garmin 500 which works out well except it keeps disappearing every time I change views.  I'll forget swapping out the GPS and work on a solution to keep the newly added GPS window open.

Thanks for your help.

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Old Bob,

To keep a window open while switching views use the "type=special" entry in the panel.cfg [WindowXX] attributes..
Example -
 

[Window02]
Background_color=0,0,0 
size_mm=342,284
position=0
visible=0
ident=GPS_PANEL
window_size= 0.285, 0.400
window_pos= 0.010, 0.100
type=special

gauge00=fs9gps!gps_500,  0,0,342,284

 

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