Addit! Pro For Prepar3D
How to Install a Panel Addon
This topic demonstrates how to add a panel addon to Prepar3D using Addit! Pro For Prepar3D by working step-by-step through the installation of an actual, downloadable panel addon. This walkthrough shows you how to install a panel to a folder of your choice, assign a picture to it, configure installation options, review reports, assign the panel to an aircraft and verify the results.
Our panel addon is called FSX Mooney Default Panel Partial Glass by JD Starseed.
- Download the zip file to a folder called Addons on your C: drive, if you wish to match-up perfectly with this walkthrough.
Step 1: Start Addit! Pro
Begin by opening Addit! Pro. Click the Install button:
Step 2: Open the Addon Installation Wizard
When the Addon Installation Wizard window appears, press Select Addon Files:
Step 3: Select Addon Files
When the Select Addon Files window appears, locate the file you downloaded above. Select only the elpasorn.zip file. Make sure all of the files inside the zip file are selected in the Zip File list, as shown below. Press OK:
Step 4: Addon Installation Wizard Revisited
Back on the Addon Installation Wizard window, all colored status indicators are either green or yellow so you could press Finish at this point and install the addon using the default configuration. Instead, we will tweak the configuration to demonstrate how you can customize the installation process. Press Configure Panel:
Step 5: Configuring the Panel
On the Configure Panel window look for the section "Install the panel files to". Pick "An existing or new panel folder" then press Next:
Step 6: Select an Installation Folder
On the Configure Panel window, press Change Folder:
Step 7: Create a new Panel Folder
We will store our panel in its own custom folder, one we will create. On the Select/Create Panel Folder window, enter "Mooney Bravo partial glass panel" in the folder box near the bottom as shown below, then press ENTER. This directs Addit! Pro to store the panel files in this folder. Press Select to continue:
Step 8: Configuring the Panel
Back on the Configure Panel window, notice all the Target Folders of the panel items have changed to reflect the choice you made in the last step. Press Next to continue:
Step 9: Select a Panel Picture
On the Configure Panel window, press Set Picture and select a picture to represent the panel. After that is done, press OK:
Step 10: Addon Installation Wizard Revisited
Back on the Addon Installation Wizard window, we will skip past the Configure Other step. The step indicator is yellow, so the default values should work just fine. Press Installation Options:
Step 11: Setting Installation Options
On the Set Installation Options window, enter an addon name. The Quick Picks button provides a handy list of possible names. Optionally, identify the authors and provide a description as shown below. Press OK:
Step 12: Review the Installation Summary
Back on the Addon Installation Wizard window, press Installation Summary and review:
Step 13: Install the Addon
On the Addon Installation Wizard window, press Finish to complete the installation:
Step 14: Assign the Panel to an Aircraft
Use Addit! Pro's Edit Aircraft window to assign the panel to the Mooney Bravo. First, press the Edit Aircraft button on Addit! Pro's button bar. When the Edit Aircraft window appears, position to the Mooney Bravo. Right click and pick "Change Panel...":
When the Select Panel window appears, locate the "FSX Mooney Bravo Default Panel Partial Glass" as shown below and highlight it. Press Select to choose this panel:
Step 15: Take Her for a Spin!
Finally, start Prepar3D and select the Mooney Bravo aircraft and enjoy flying with your new panel!