Panel Builder is an Instrument Package that allows the creation of custom Instrument Panels to interface with various flight simulators. Panel Builder operates completely outside of any supported flight simulator software. An interface for each flight simulator currently supported is included.
The instruments can be run on the same computer as the flight simulator. The preferred installation for complex instrument panels is to have the instruments installed on a separate, networked computer.
Most instruments contain a configuration option that is accessible via a settings menu option. This is used for setting ranges and/or color bars on the instrument. This enables using the same instrument for a slow piston powered airplane or a high performance turbine powered airplane.
Panel Builder is sold as a base package that contains 6 analog instruments. Additional Instrument Add-On packages add instruments as required for each application. There are generic instrument packages, like the Analog and EFIS Add-Ons or Aircraft and Helicopter type specific instrument packages.
For a complete setup, you need the Panel Builder Base Package and one or more Add-Ons. The Professional and Commercial Versions include licenses for ALL instrument add-ons. Download them via the link provided in the Add-On Sections.
Instrument Add-Ons can be downloaded and installed into a licensed version of Panel Builder 3. All Add-Ons are running in trial mode (instruments are visible for 10 Minutes) until the add-on is activated. See the User Manual for instructions.
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The Panel Builder package contains all software to operate an external instrument panel. It supports the following Flight Simulation Software:
All interfaces are included. Interfaces for MS2020 and Prepar3D are external interfaces that connect automatically to the simulator. The X-Plane Interface is a plugin that starts automatically with X-Plane.
Only the standard six instruments are included. For additional instrument packs, choose from the sections below.