Gauge Templates in Dyno Control


1.) To create a gauge template, open Power Core software and select Dyno Control.

2.) From the Home Ribbon, click Connect.

3.) Select a dyno module to be connected from the list.

4.) Click Connect.

5.) From the Data Tools ribbon, click Edit Mode. You must be in Edit Mode to draw new gauges.

6.) From the Data Tools ribbon, click a gauge type. In this example, we clicked Circular to add a full sweep gauge (such as tachometer, speedometer, temperature, power, etc.).

7.) Click and drag on the gauge screen. This will show a rectangle on the screen which will be the size of your gauge.

  Follow the same procedures to add a Half Circular gauge, Digital gauge, Vertical Bar gauge, or     Horizontal Bar gauge. Examples of each gauge type are shown below.

8.) To resize the gauge, click on the gauge and drag a corner of the highlighted box.

9.) To move the gauge, click on the gauge and drag the gauge to your desired location.

10.) To assign a gauge to a channel, right-click on the gauge.

11.) Browse through the channel categories and click on the desired channel. In this example, we chose Engine RPM.

Note: You can also display values from your Power Commander V, Autotune, or AFR kit devices.

12.) To change the gauge properties (such as the title, units, and increments), right-click on the gauge and choose Properties.

The following table describes all of the different gauge properties.

Gauge Property


Title 1

Title 1 is the channel assigned to the gauge. This text can be changed.

Title 2

Title 2 is the appropriate units for the assigned channel. This text can be changed.


This is the number of digits to the left of the decimal point.


This is the number of digits to the right of the decimal point.

Min Value

The minimum value displayed on the gauge.

Note: If the values for a channel can be negative values, this value must be set to a negative number.

Max Value

The maximum value displayed on the gauge.

Tick Mark Count

The number of major tick marks there will be on a gauge.

For example, on a 0-10k tach, an 11 tick mark count allows for 100 RPM per tick. 
With 0-20k tach, 11 ticks will show 200 RPM per tick.  Or on a 6000 RPM tach, a 7 in the tick mark count will show 100 RPM per tick. 

Tick Mark Precision

The number of digits to the right of the decimal point shown at each major tick mark.

Show Caution

Show caution will draw a blue region on the gauge, starting at the value entered.

Show Danger

Show danger will draw a red region on the gauge, starting at the value entered. The value for Danger Range Start must be higher than the Caution Range Start.

Range 1, 2, 3

Use the Ranges with bar and digital gauges to get a color change as the values displayed changes.

13.)Once you configure your gauges, you can save your gauges as a template. From the Data Tools Ribbon, click Save Template.

     Create a template for each application. For example, you may wish to have a gasoline and diesel-fueled templates, or sportbike and Harley.  Or perhaps each dyno user wants a unique set of gauges.

14.) Browse to your template location.

15.) Type a name for your template and click Save.

For additional resources -- including manuals, software downloads, and firmware downloads, please visit our Downloads Center. And if you need additional help, please feel free to contact us.

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