This window displays all available tools. If you hover the mouse over a tool its function will be displayed.
The currently available objects to be added are: Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Line, Multi-Line, Text,
Data channel, Warning, Shift Light, Units, Graph, Widget, Image, Conditional Image, Track Map, Standings and
Friction Circle. Any newly created object will be placed in the currently active layer. (See the Layer Window
section for more information.)
To add any object, select the tool, then click on the in the Design Window where you want the object to appear
and drag to the right and down to expand the size of the object. It does not matter if you get the size and
placement exactly correct as you can move and resize the object at any time.
This lets you select an object, move it, or resize it. To select an object simply click on it with the pointer.
If multiple objects are located in the same place then the one which is 'on top' will be selected. Once an object
is selected you can move it by clicking on it and dragging it to the desired location. You can resize a selected
object by clicking and dragging on of the displayed resize handles. (To select objects that are underneath other
objects, select that object's name in the Layers window.)
This lets you draw standard rectangles or squares.
Rounded Rectangle Tool:
This lets you draw rectangles or squares with rounded corners.
This lets you draw ellipses or circles.
This lets you draw a standard line between two points.
This lets you draw multipple line segments that are connected. Each left mouse click starts a new line segment.
To end the multi-line double click the left mouse button.
This lets you define a rectangle within which you can display text. Once you create the text rectangle, use
the Object Properties window to specify the text to be displayed.
Data Channel Tool:
This displays a specific car data channel, such as gear, RPM, oil temp, etc. Note that data channels associated
with user selectable units, like temperatures, will be displayed in the units specified by the user of the Z1
Dashboard when run in the Z1 Dashboard.
A 'Warning' object lets you group objects together that are only displayed if the warning criteria is met.
For example the pit limiter, or a high oil temperature. A warning object can contain any other type of object
except another warning object. You won't see the waring object itself. It is a place holder that you'll see
in the Layers window. Once there you can drag the other desired objects into it to specify which objects will
be displayed when the warning occurs.
This lets you place an LED. There can be up to 15 shift light LEDs and 6 warning LEDs. Each LED can have its
own On and Off colors. There is a checkbox within the Shift Lights Properties window that lets you turn the
LED on or off to see what it looks like on both configurations. Note this setting has no effect on the Z1
Dashboard, it is only for designing purposes within the Z1 Designer.
This lets you display certain units, such as temperature, in the units selected by the user of the Z1 Dashboard.
So if you place a units object that is defined to show temperature, it will show 'C' if the user displays
temperature in metric units, and 'F' if the user displays them in imperial units.
This lets you display a data channel as a graph. This is useful for displaying rev counter bars, or brake
bias bars, etc. You specify the direction the bar should move in (left to right, right to left, etc). You also
specify the data channel associated with it and the minimum and maximum values for that channel.
This lets you display various items, or widgets, on your dashboard. Examples of these are the lap time, delta
time, lap counter, etc.
This lets you display images on your dashboard. Images should be of a resolution that is high enough to display
cleanly at different sizes. The images should also be placed in the background layer for best performance.
Conditional Image Tool:
This lets you display images on your dashboard that can change base on the value of a specific data channel.
If you want a tire image that changes as the tire warms, up then cinditional images will do that for you.
Images should be of a resolution that is high enough to display cleanly at different sizes.
Track Map Tool:
This lets you place a track map object on your dashboard.
This lets yu place a standings table on your dashboard. You can customize the number of columns, what is displayed
on each column, and the fonts and column used in the table.
Friction Circle Tool:
This lets you place a friction circle object in your dashboard. You can customize the colors used for the ball, the
text, the circle, and the circle fill.
We suggest playing around with these various tools to see what they do.