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Video guides and Examples


Firmware Update

When you have downloaded a new plugin version with updated firmware, and your board already has previous working SimVim firmware, make sure you have the board connected to USB before launching X-Plane.

When X-Plane has finished loading, the plugin will establish connection with the board, and report that firmware update is required. The firmware upload window will be displayed.

If you're using USB connection, just press the "Upload" button, and the updated firmware will be uploaded to the board. The button will turn green for the duration of the upload. After it has finished, the plugin will automatically connect to the board.

Firmware Update, Ethernen version

If your board has previous working SimVim LAN firmware, make sure you have the board connected to Ethernet and USB before launching X-Plane .

When X-Plane has finished loading, the plugin will establish connection with the board via Ethernet, and report that firmware update is required. The firmware select window will be displayed.

Now, disconnect your board from USB, then press the Master firmware button. In next step connect the board back to USB, click "Find Port". Then press the "Upload" button, and the updated firmware will be uploaded to the board. The button will turn green for the duration of the upload. After it has finished, the plugin will automatically connect to the board.


7-Segment displays setting

Example for 3 different displays on the multiplexer outputs #0,1,2 and MUX connected to pin #40.

Encoder input assignment and type/acceleration setting

Since v0.9.40, encoder type is now configured in the plugin itself. The configurator is only used to assign a parameter to the encoder, and then you can use the plugin menu to set the correct type for your encoders, testing how they work right away.

Note that this applies to the use of a pair of buttons instead of encoder as well - just assign the input as an encoder, and then set its type button pair in the menu.


How the accelerated encoder input works

Since SimVimCockpit v0.9.39 the encoder processing algorithm was fully reworked.

For proper “acceleration” you don’t need to try rotating the encoder very quickly. You need to rotate it steadily, the speed of acceleration depends on the continuity of the movement.

The program checks each X-Plane frame, and if there was a change (or several changes) in the previous frame, it adds more increments, depending on the sum of all previous uninterrupted changes. This gives more realistic behaviour than rotating an encoder with quick, short "jerks".

One encoder for 4 switchable parameters (XPDR one-knob operation)

NOTE: This video is outdated and will be replaced soon to new one, with relevant information!


NOTE: This video is outdated and will be replaced soon to new one, with relevant information!

NOTE: This video is outdated and will be replaced soon to new one, with relevant information!

Two switchable parameters on the same display

NOTE: This video is outdated and will be replaced soon to new one, with relevant information!

Also, you can use any previously assigned to pin #6 toggle switch

Test - for Q/A question about Flight Level

The Left side 7-segment display (green) shows current FL, the corresponding line in the dat.cfg file:

N49.4            Flight_Level


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