This article covers the following topics:
1. ETS monitor background information
With the introduction of ETS v5.6.5, the functionality of the Long-term Recorder has become standard ETS functionality, moreover with this version the functionality of ETS Group/Bus monitor as such has also been extended. Two new command arguments are available in order open of Group and Bus monitor automatically. See here.
2. How to make ETS start with activated Group/Bus monitor
Two actions are required in order to start ETS and its Group or Bus Monitor automatically after Windows start-up:
- Make a batch file that starts ETS and its Group/Bus Monitor within or without a project.
- Add the batch file to the Windows startup folder.
How to make ETS start with activated Group/Bus monitor
The command line arguments are explained here. What follows is an example that makes ETS open a project named 'Test Project' and hence starts Group monitor:
ETS5 installed on x32 Windows
"C:\Program Files (x86)\ETS5\ETS5.exe" /project="Test Project" /recorder
This example can be downloaded bit further down this article and can be edited with any text editor. Simply extract the content of the zip file, right click the 'OpenEtsAndStartGroupMonitor.bat' and click 'Edit'. In order to open Group monitor within a project: replace "Test Project" with the actual project name (case-sensitive!). In order to open Group monitor in the dashboard: entirely delete the parameter, i.e. '/project="Test Project"'.
ETS5 installed on x64 Windows
"C:\Program Files\ETS5\ETS5.exe" /project="Test Project" /recorder
Add the batch file to the Windows startup folder
Create a shortcut for the 'OpenEtsAndStartGroupMonitor.bat' file and move it to the Windows startup folder. See here in order to locate the Windows startup folder.