USING THE VERSION 4.2017 HUD

The Version 4.2017 ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ HUD lets you control a variety of functions for a group of plants with one click! Many of these functions are compatible with all Version 4 ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ plants, while some only work with Version 4.19.9 (or higher) plants. Importantly, HUD 4.2017 adds a new grouping feature for Version 4.19.903 plants that will give you a greater level of control over your grow. Plus, HUD 4.2017 has a new 3-D look and a cool collapse feature to unclutter your screen when you're not using it!

The Version 4.2017 ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ HUD has several exciting new features: (1) An integrated Update Transmogrifier so you do not need to set up a separate, stand-alone CSLUT when doing bulk upgrades of plants using the HUD, (2) Automatic updating of the HUD itself so you'll always have the latest plant update tools (as well as other HUD goodies we may add), an (3) graphic preloading so the HUD will display faster and more smoothly.

SETTING UP THE HUD

Setting up the HUD is easy. Just click "HUD On" in the menu of every plant you want to control using the HUD. Then wear the HUD. Presto!

Version 4.19.903 plants offer an option for assigning plants to one of six HUD groups. HUD groups can be controlled independently of each other. Plants that aren't assigned to a HUD group can also be controlled with the HUD, giving you essentially seven groupings for HUD control! To set a plant to a HUD group, click the plant's Advanced Menu, then click the Grouping button, and select a group.

Automagic HUD Updates: Beginning with ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ HUD Version 4.20170710, the HUD automatically checks with our update server to ensure that you have the latest HUD version. This means that you will receive a copy of a new HUD automatically if we've added features or changed the Transmogrifier ovule version in the HUD. The update process takes a few moments and is completely automatic! If there's a new HUD for you, you'll get a brief message in chat and a delivery within a few moments of putting the HUD on (or logging in while wearing it).

USING THE HUD

Collapsed HUD
When you first "wear" the Version 4.2017 HUD, you'll see a green button with the familiar ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ™ logo. This is the space-saving "collapsed" HUD. Clicking this button will expand the full HUD.

Expanded HUD 4.2017
The expanded HUD has a similar layout to the Version 4.20 HUD with the addition of a Group button and a HUD Menu button. Clicking the center logo icon will collapse the HUD again!

Working With HUD Groups


HUD Group Selection Menu
The right-most Group button is the key to using the new HUD Groups feature in Version 4.19.903 plants. The button displays the group to which the HUD is currently set. To change groups, click the button, and select a group from the Group Selection Menu.

Once you've set the HUD to control a specific group, the HUD Group button will display the selected group.

HUD Set to Control Group 1 Plants
Remember, the plants must be set to the same group to work with the HUD. If you're working with older Version 4 plants (i.e., versions lower than 4.19.903), pick "Not Set" from the Group Selection Menu.

Beginning with plant Version 4.19.904, female plants can be set to pass their HUD Group assignment (number) to their offspring with the "PassGroup" button in the HUD Advanced menu.

HUD Basic Menu

The Basic Menu


The lower left Basic button displays functions that will work with any Version 4 plant.  These include feeding, food type selection, banner display, normal or compact banner displays, color coded banners, and public/private guest menu operation.




The Advanced Menu


HUD Advanced Menu
The lower right Advanced button displays functions that work only with Version 4.19.9 or higher plants. These include pause and resume, autoclose/keepalive plant menu operations, FX off/on, and bulk updating.

Note: Plant versions 4.19.902b and higher fix a problem with the pause/resume HUD function. Do not use the HUD for pause/resume operations with 4.19.902 or lower plants!


Beginning with Plant Version 4.19.904, two additional Advanced functions are available: AutoPause and PassGroup.

The AutoPause button sets all plants that are "on the HUD" (or in the specified HUD Group) to pause themselves at the last growth interval before flowering. This is to help breeders who are growing plants for sale and need to stop them before they mature.

The PassGroup button will set female plants in the specified HUD Group to pass their HUD Group assignment (number) to their offspring. This will help improve workflows for growers who use HUD Groups.

The HUD Options Menu

Hud Options Menu
The right-most button on HUD 4.2017 opens the HUD Options menu. This menu offers four options: button configuration, HUD range, group selection, and the Transmogrifier (CSLUT) On/Off control.

The Grouping button opens the same Group Selection Menu as the Group button on the HUD.

HUD Range Menu
The Range button pops up a menu for choosing the effective range of the HUD. HUD 4.2017 adds a 100 meter range option for the HUD in addition to the 10 and 20 meter options available in HUD 4.20.


HUD Button Preset Menu
The Buttons option lets you customize the two upper buttons on the HUD to fit your workflow. Click Buttons, and select Upper Left or Upper Right from the pop-up Button Configuration Menu. Then choose from the Button Preset Menu.



Here's an example of HUD 4.2017 with a customized button.


CSLUT On Indicator Icon

Updating Plants Using the HUD

The CSLUT On/Off button activates or deactivates the HUD's Transmogrifier capability. You do not need a standalone Update Transmogrifier, and you also never risk running an update with the wrong Transmogrifier active (or with no Transmogrifier active at all)! Basically, you are wearing the Update Transmogrifier!

When the HUD's Transmogrifier function is "on," the central pot leaf icon border turns red. In "CSLUT On" mode, the Bulk Update button in the Advanced Menu becomes active. This means that you can "bulk update" all plants that are set up to work with the HUD with one button click.

Plants don't have to be set up with "HUD On" to be updated from the HUD. Just be sure the HUD is in CSLUT On mode (red center icon) and click the update button in the plant's Advanced Menu.

And of course, when you're done with HUD 4.2017, click the center pot leaf icon again to collapse it and regain your screen real estate!







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