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Gauge Creator - Documentation

Gauge Creator was developped to answer an internal need and it was decided to offer it for free. At the beginning, we were looking for a flexible tool among the open source code. After many tests we concluded that the best solution was to create our own tool. The Gauge Creator tool in its current state can generate so many styles of gauge.

The documentation explains the parameters to configure Gauge Creator. If you need more information, feel free to contact us with your questions on Gauge Creator.

Style configuration

The 6 following parameters can be configured to change the style of the gauge.

Size

It would actually be possible to create the gauge in any size you like but we have limited this application to only 4 sizes that should cover most of your needs.

  • Small (150px)
  • Medium (250px)
  • Large (350px)
  • X-Large (450px)

Contour

The color of the gauge contour can be changed to one of the following colors:

  • Silver
  • Ruby
  • Saphir
  • Black

Background

The background of the gauge can be changed to one of the following colors:

  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Transparent

Shape

The shape of the gauge contour can be changed to one of the following styles:

  • Round
  • Half round
  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Linear (Vertical)
  • Linear (Horizontal)

Needle

The needle used in the gauge contour can be one of the following 4 styles.

  • None
  • Arrow
  • Thin Line
  • Red Line

Digital display

You can change the foreground color and background color of the digital display. This option is only available for round and square gauge.

  • None
  • Black on Green
  • Blue on White
  • Green on Black
  • Red on Black
  • White on Blue

Gauge value

The following 4 parameters are required to draw the gauge.

  • Current Value (The position where the needle will be drawn)
  • Minimum (Must be greater than zero)
  • Maximum
  • Legend (The text that will appear on the gauge. For best results, it should be 6 characters or less)

Scale configuration

The gauge scale can be customized by using the following 6 parameters.

Direction

This sets the direction that the scale is drawn on the gauge. At the moment, the colors are Green, Yellow and Red.

  • Clockwise
  • Counter Clockwise
  • Special (Red, Yellow & Green reversed)

Display major scale

The position of the major scale can be set to one of the following:

  • Both (Interior and exterior)
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • None

Major tick value

Set the major tick on the gauge.

Minor tick value

Set the minor tick on the gauge.

Zone 1 maximum (green)

Set the value where Zone 1 will end on the gauge. If set to zero, zone 1 will not be displayed on the gauge.

Zone 2 maximum (yellow)

Set the value where Zone 2 will end on the gauge. It starts where Zone 1 has ended. If set to the same value as Zone 1, Zone 2 will not be displayed on the gauge.

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