Modifying the dashboard

Tap the md edit icon in the top right corner to edit the layout of the dashboard:

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The following elements will be shown:

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  1. Widgets incompatible with the connected robot will be shown in grey

  2. Active widgets will be shown in green

  3. Inactive widgets will be shown in red

  4. A toolbar is shown in the top-right corner

The incompatible widgets are hidden by default and can be shown by tapping the in the toolbar.

The following options are available for the toolbar:

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  1. Tap the icon to show or hide the incompatible widgets

  2. Tap the icon to display useful tooltips on how to use the editor

  3. Tap the icon to display a menu for the dashboard

  4. Tap the icon to return to the dashboard page

  • The incompatible widgets can only be moved in the dashboard, not enabled or disabled until connected to a compatible robot.

  • The icon(s) in the dashboard editor can be dragged in the dashboard-page for easier access.

Hidden widgets

Tap the icon to show widgets incompatible with the current connected device. These widgets will be displayed in grey.

Even though these widgets can be shown, they cannot be enabled or disabled, only relocated.

This feature is most useful when switching between robot-types quite often.

Tap the icon to hide the incompatible widgets.

Dashboard editor tooltips

Tap the icon to display or hide the tooltips for the dashboard editor:

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Dashboard options

Tap the icon to display a menu for the dashboard:

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  1. Tap the option 'List' to display a list of currently stored dashboard configurations and open an earlier stored dashboard configuration

  2. Tap the option 'Save' to save the current dashboard configuration

  3. Tap the option 'Save As' to save the current dashboard configuration with a different filename

  4. Tap the option 'Import' to import an exported dashboard configuration

  5. Tap the option 'Export' to export a saved dashboard configuration

  6. Tap the option 'Reset' to create a new dashboard configuration with the default location and settings of the widget(s).

  • The dashboards aren’t stored on the connected robot, only on the device ZBOS Control has been installed on.

  • The button 'Reset' will reset the dashboard configuration to the default settings

Opening a dashboard

Tap the option 'List' to display the stored dashboard configurations:

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Tap a dashboard from the list and tap the button 'Open Dashboard' to open the stored dashboard configuration:

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Deleting a dashboard

Tap the option List to display the stored dashboard configurations:

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Tap the button md trash to delete the dashboard configuration:

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This will not erase the current dashboard, only the saved configuration. To reset the current dashboard, see Resetting the dashboard.

Saving a dashboard

Tap the option Save in the menu to store the current dashboard configuration:

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A modal will be shown asking for a name if a new configuration is used.

Saving a duplicate of the dashboard

Tap the option 'Save As' in the menu to store the current dashboard configuration with another filename:

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Importing a dashboard

Tap the option 'Import' to display a modal asking for the exported dashboard to import:

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Tap the option 'Select File' to open an explorer window asking for the dashboard(s) to be imported:

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Select one or more dashboard-file(s) to import and tap the button 'Open' to upload the file(s) to ZBOS Control:

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Tap the button 'Import' to add the uploaded dashboard configurations to the list:

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A message will be shown stating the dashboards have been successfully imported.

To open (one of) the imported dashboard(s), see Opening a dashboard.

Exporting a dashboard

Tap the option 'Export' to display the list of stored dashboard configurations:

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Tap the button md download to download the dashboard to the connected device:

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An explorer-window is shown asking for the name and location of the exported dashboard. Enter a valid name and confirm to save the stored dashboard to the connected device.

Resetting the dashboard

Tap the option 'Reset' to reset the dashboard to the default settings:

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This will also reset the filename.

Editing the widgets

The widgets on the dashboard can be edited in 2 ways, specifically:

  • (Un-)Hiding the widgets

  • Moving the widgets to another location on the grid

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It is NOT possible to alter the size of the widgets. If a column is empty however, the other columns (except for the photo and video-control) will be sized accordingly.

A different layout is used depending on the orientation of the tablet (landscape of portrait).

For your convenience, the md edit icon can be dragged around on the dashboard-page in case it overlays the controls of the widgets.

Un-Hiding the widgets

Use the following steps to hide or show widgets on the dashboard.

Step 1 - Tap the icon md edit to open the customization screen.

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Step 2 - Tap the widgets to toggle visibility

The widgets marked in RED are disabled and will be hidden, whereas the icons marked in GREEN are enabled and will be shown in the dashboard.

Tap to hide

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Tap to show

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Moving the widgets

Use the following steps to move widgets to another column or row on the Dashboard grid.

Step 1 - Tap the icon md edit to open the customization screen.

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Step 2 - Drag the widgets to their new position

In the shown examples, the camera and mapping widgets are relocated.

From:

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To:

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Dashboard before changes:

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Dashboard after changes:

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  • The left column will always be displayed, even if no elements are shown in the list.

  • The photo column cannot be widened, only moved to a different location on the blueprint.

  • Some widgets may be lost if too many elements are shown in a single column.
    Therefore, it is recommended that only a maximum of 5 widgets are active in the entire dashboard at one time.

Closing the customization

Tap the button in the top right corner to stop customizing the dashboard.

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