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EasyGauge V 2.0 released

Posted on Mon, 28 Apr 2003 18:28:26 GMT
Last updated Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:54:36 GMT

EasyGauge V 2.0 released.  The new version of EasyGauge,a tool to create C++ gauges without programming knowledge, has been released today and is ready for download. This version contains a lot of improvements regarding the old one: a possibility to play sounds using the DirectX DirectSound Technologie, Tooltips, now up to 500 user-defined variables as well as 100 possible elements.

EasyGauge V 2.0 by Blue Sky Software is a program for those who interested in creating their own custom gauges, but lack a certain level of technical knowledge.

The main advantage of EasyGauge is that it allows the user to create their own custom gauges without having any programming knowledge. Instead the user is able to use the program in order to design their own gauges. However it should be noted that understanding the basics of programming will be helpful in taking advantage of the program to its fullest. As a result, EasyGauge also works very well in serving as an introductory tool to programming your own gauges.

Users of the program have recommended using it as a stepping stone before one tries to create their own gauges using xml or C++. The program is limited by what types of gauges can be created and users might be better off looking elsewhere, depending on their needs.

The gauges that you can create are easily testable and are perfect to use in flight simulation programs in order to add a degree of customization.

EasyGauge is a well documented program with many users on the internet who are willing to help with any problems that one may encounter. Unfortunately, EasyGauge is no longer supported as the company, Blue Sky Software, went out of business and the paid version of the program can no longer be acquired.

The file sharing features of the website also no longer exist. The trial version can still be found online and serves a good introduction to making your own gauges. While the full functionality of the program is impossible to access with the free version, it is a useful tool in introducing users to creating their own gauges. With the free trial version though, users should understand that their options will be limited.

The homepage is completely new and provides the possibility for users to share files like tutorials and project files. For existing users, the new version is for free!


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Hector MolinaTue, 30 Jul 2013 14:09:59 GMT

I used to design panels and gauges with EasyGauge for many years. I published several panels at simviation.com and flightsim.com and also a tutorial to create a full PFD with the program. I used to be in contact with the Stephens brothers and wrote a paper outlining the advantages of the wonderful software they had created, which was published in their website. However, after changing my PC several times all of a sudden I could not contact them anymore. I can't design anymore because the serial number to install the program depends on the computer BIOS. Do you know if they still produce the software and where could I get it from? Best regards Hector Molina São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Pro MemberJim LymanFri, 02 Aug 2013 01:15:16 GMT

I use FS Panel Studios.Have for years, you might want to check it out. Its easy to use, and very powerful.Most Sim Stores carry it. Hope this helps you.

Pro MemberIan StephensThu, 26 Sep 2013 12:48:36 GMT

@Hector - Thanks for posting your comment. There were a few old web references to the EasyGauge website, however they are now all broken and there is nothing online for this wonderful too. So as far as I am aware, they have officially gone out of business. There are a few other tools that can help you create panels and gauges.

For example, the one Jim mentioned is pretty good (FS Panel Studio). You can pick up a copy here.

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