Chimaera Racing

CR-4 Upload New Dashboard

  • To upload a new dashboard to your CR-4, first close SimHub completely, then disconnect and reconnect the CR-4 from the USB port. 

     

  • Now, use Windows File Explorer and go to C:\Program Files (x86)\SimHub\_Addons\SimHubNextionEditor, then double-click on SimHubNextionEditor.exe
  • Once the editor is open, click File, Open and browse to c:\C:\Program Files (x86)\SimHub\NextionTemplate.  Find the HMI file for the dashboard you wish to use, and open it.

     

  • Recently we received some Enhanced Nextions instead of our usual order.  If you have trouble with the uploader saying it’s not the correct device, click on the device button at the top of the Nextion Editor, click Device on the left, click Enhanced and choose the NX4827K043_011 model.  
 
  • Make any changes you wish to make, then click the Compile button on the toolbar
 
  • Now click File, TFT Output File and click Output.  A folder will open with the newly created TFT file.  
  • Double-Click on the newly created TFT file and the Nextion Uploader will appear with your file already chose.  Make sure the serial port is the correct one, and click Upload.  The Dashboard screen will turn white and show “USART Update” and the file will begin uploading.  If the upload fails, don’t panic!  It may take a few tries – just unplug the USB cable from your PC, plug it back in and try again.  
  • Once the upload has completed, you will be ready to use the new dashboard!  Simply close the uploader, open SimHub and go to the Nextion page and select the dash from the dropdown menu, click Apply then start playing.

    • Reminder – If you have trouble with the uploader saying it’s not the correct device, click on the device button at the top of the Nextion Editor, click Device on the left, click Enhanced and choose the NX4827K043_011 model.