Drawing computer based panels for depicting a model railroad layout, (PanelPro ®). What DCC systems will Decoder Pro work with? 3. with operating instructions. This article will focus on the basic elements of PanelPro® and how I used it to build my dispatcher panel for my railroad, The Nickel. #Start. ✓ Note: The setup options for . For experienced users of Panel Editor JMRI versions prior to

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JMRI® OperationsPro™ Manual

Switchboards provide a visual control grid for your JMRI layout “out of the box”. It contains modular applications for:.

From the top, this contains: When its “Aspect” is set to e. Include sounds and delays. For example, instead of using track-schematic icons for turnouts, you could use small images of lro levers and plates on CTC machine.

You start the editor by selecting “New Panel Panel Pro Signals 4. This would give you “mechanical” levers you can flip back and forth with a click. As I told the folks at pnel clinics, If you see a test release that has been out for more than a week or so without a newer one replacing it, then feel confident that it will not cause you problems. Get the latest Java as a free download at: The procedure for doing that is described on a separate page.

JMRI® Manuals

In order to function, there are constraints on the appearance of track elements and how they are used. You can slide the label around after inserting it, but you currently can’t edit the text later.


Manifests and Switch Lists text is completely customizable, no more fixed titles. These actually work the same way, only with different icons to represent the states of the turnouts. There are many other tools within JMRI which require a description of your railroad and the description comes from the Layout built in the Layout Editor.

Code button controlled turnouts using Route Table. Starting with JMRI 2. The second version of the panel strips out all the extra information and presents the panel more like an operator half a century ago would see it.

Edit or view two Manial at the same time. These files are very large, so I have split them into shorter segments for more reasonable download times. Here are the Panel Pro files for each step.

JMRI Panel Tutorial

There are also “skip ahead” points to pass repeat information that you already understand well. JMRI latest versions 2. There’s also an example of using PanelPro for modular layouts. A section for adding imri sensor. This is a way to add track symbols, etc. Control Panel Editor allows you to edit a Panel using menus instead of a separate editing window.

When train s run and a turnout responds to your hand held throttle, it’s time to open the Hardware Help use the Hardware tab at the top of the page. Put the desired text in the field and click the button. This means that there are some features covered in these clinics that were not publicly available until the JMRI 2.


I have also noted their sizes for your information. Show a Train’s name and description in most messages.

JMRI OperationsPro Manual – Intro and Index

If you add a turnout, sensor or signal to a panel using just a number, e. For example, you could have a turnout icon covering a turnout on a schematic diagram.

There are several standard graphics sets distributed with JMRI, but it is often necessary to make some of the elements in an external graphics package to be imported as GIF or PNG files. Enter the turnout number e.

JMRI is a free software suite for programming decoders, creating panels, and other prk. It contains modular applications for: Covers the basics of how to build a simple mwnual CTC panel image and use it to control turnouts using Active Images. You add new ones with the “Add Control Panel Editor is simply an alternative view and controller with the same content data as Panel Editor.

Take it Step by Step Our general advice is to start with the basics. Much of the basic information has not changed, but key new features dictated that we start over from scratch.