Install SPAD.neXt and Take a Tour of the User Interface to get Familiarized.
Binding Buttons and Axis in SPAD.neXt does not replace the sim bindings. Make sure that you create blank MSFS Profiles or you will end up with "doubling of events".
Advanced Planes are going to Need the L:Var and H:Event Bridge. Incase you forgot to install it originally with Episode 1 .. OR .. because SPAD.neXt has updated and the Bridge needs updating.
The 2nd installment in the New User series. Profiles.... Let's make sure our Profile settings are correct and then get into what Profiles are and what the Profile Tab interface does for us!
3rd Installment is all about understanding Button and Switch modes for Joysticks.... This is only for users still using v0.9.11 or OLDER!! If you are running v0.9.12 or higher skip this for the next video.
With Version 0.9.12.x and greater we now have a new implementation to the Button Modes. All Three Pushbutton / Simple Pushbutton and Switch can be accomplished with the "Pushbutton" Mode. plus some new elements and tweaks like the "Change Trigger" to edit button trigger type will save more time!
4th Installment - Axis Assignments. What is the difference between Standard and Custom Axis along with how to use the features in the Custom Axis.. For Version 0.9.12 and previous .. See Next Video for Axis Capability in version 0.9.13
Axis in Version 0.9.13.39 and Newer!! Big Changes to the Axis UI and Capabilities. The assignments are more aligned with Buttons and Switches! Big Feature enhancement with the Addition of the ability to Map Conditions to Axis!! Easy to create a FWD and REV thrust now on the same Axis!
Connecting the Logitech/Saitek Panels in SPAD.neXt usually means that there is some software to remove and some power management to deal with. Follow these steps before we move on to pulling in configurations for devices.
Take a Multi panel from Zero to Hero in the first 5 Minutes! How to easily download the configurations from the "ONLINE SNIPPET" Database. This one we use the Example of the WT CJ4 and after the first 5 minutes we break down the configuration and assignments!
Logitech Radio Panel - selecting a configuration from the online snippet database!
Logitech Switch Panel - Download a SNIPPET for the C172 and then we walk through the "HOW" we figure out the events. This is done by leveraging the Event Monitor which allows us to interact in the cockpit and see what events that is setting off in the sim!!
Working with the Data Monitor and how to use it monitor data changes from cockpit elements. Additionally using it to change the data in the sim to see if that data will trigger events as well :)
Version 0.9.12 and Newer Data Monitor Usage. We use the HJet as a case study to locate a couple of LVARs via Sorting of Columns and Search. Also covered is how you make a "toggle" button for LVARs!
Event Monitor and walk through some examples in the TBM. How to figure out which events are sent when buttons and switches are moved.
Stream Deck Basics for version 0.9.12 and Before. Version 0.9.13 Introduced New "Mini Gauge" capabilities. See the Stream Deck Section for newer examples.
Custom Axis are powerful and understanding the control parameters and how to use them is important! With MSFS now using the _EX1 extended axis there are planes that won't support or work when it is a "Standard" simconnect axis. This video will explain the Advanced capabilities that you can achieve with ease in SPAD.neXt !!
Programming LEDs! Extensive power and capability for lighting and Flashing LEDs was always available. With this though meant "simple" LED assignment required a little more complexity like having to assign at least TWO change types for even a basic ON / OFF pairing.
With v0.9.15 the NEW LED system (also now common accross most devices!) offers a few options on how to Link the LEDs! The New system is really cool and offers quicker mapping and direct copy paste between devices!!