Annual Updating

Panel Planner is delivered with two years of edata updates for new panels, new instruments, and software updates. After the two years, you have the option of purchasing another year of edata updates. Almost all panel design work done by the Pilot/Owner is completed in two years. So they may purchase the update when they wish to rework their avionics using the latest in technology. Avionics Shops get the added benefit of database continual updates with all the new, powerful features, see above, added with each new version to Panel Planner at a fraction of purchasing a new Panel Planner copy.

Please be sure to restart Panel Planner J after ordering this update. That resets your serial number.

Requires a valid serial number, email us if lost

Equipment and Panels


Contents from Panel Planner J 4.1,
click to download the Excel list.

1800 instruments | 700 panels



Full size export in JPG of the Faceplate view

Full size export in JPG of the Template view

Full size export in DXF of the cutout.
Get the DXF file




Equipment Database

  • Simple to browse equipment explorer, with views by the manufacturer and by type
  • Equipment item preview
  • Search equipment feature
  • Automatic updates over the internet
  • Over 1900 equipment entries
  • User can add it´s own custom equipment, from a scan or JPG file
  • User can modify any entry in the equipment menu
  • Information stored in XML, leading-edge standards
  • Drag and drop placement

Import, Export and Print

  • Import SVG, JPG, PNG graphics (when adding used-added equipment)
  • Export template cutout in DXF, actual size.
  • Export faceplate and template views in PNG, JPG, and PDF, in several sizes.
  • Export equipment summary to TXT and HTML
  • Print faceplate and template views in actual size (tiled over multiple pages) or fit in window.

Other Features

  • eData Update Center, for update of the panel templates and fixes-improvements to the application
  • Graphics in SVG, for crispier detail and more accurate diplay.
  • Over 560 different panel templates.

Work Area

  • Multiple levels of zoom
  • Work in Faceplate view
  • Work in Template view (cutout)
  • View the Top view of the panel (equipment depth)
  • Align-Distribute tools
  • Assign a specified space between objects tool
  • Rulers and guides
  • View and Print a panel in nightime lighting
  • Change the color of the panel
  • Work in INCHES, CM, or PT
  • Snap to guides. Selectable hotspot.
  • Project Browser
  • Detailed Information pane
  • Able to assign-modify dimensions to placed items (faceplate and template data)
  • Color labels-placards
  • Duplicate switches and fuses vertically and horizontally
  • Marquee selection
  • Multiple open documents
  • Copy and paste between open documents



You may ask what the “J” stands for? It stands for Java, the propgramming language our software uses.

Why Java? We wanted to make the most versatile, extendable application, and we selected java as the appropiate solution, since it is not platform-specific, has leading edge standards and supports the additional technologies we wanted to implement on this project.

Data in XML. XML (extended markup language) has become the standard in data exchenge technologies, and thus, having the data information in XML makes the application easier to maintain, the data easier to exchange and the update posibilities endless, since the data is in a uniform web aware standard.

Graphics in SVG. Scalable Vector Graphics is soon to become the standard in graphics formats, because is an open standard, strongly backed by its XML foundation, and it is an elegant solution to display graphics in an application, because it is resolution independant, allows for morphing (between template and faceplate view), and it is easier to maintain than Bitmap images. Also, it allows One Mile Up to continue its lifelong commitment to vector graphics.

System Requirements



  • 512Mb RAM
  • 1 GB free space in your Hard Disk
  • Internet Connection for Database and Application updates

Windows OS

  • Windows 7/8/10+, XP.
  • Pentium III or higher processor (733Mhz or higher recommended)

Macintosh OS

  • Macintosh OS X 10.8.3 or higher with the most recent Software Updates (Users of 10.7 please call for a special edition.)
  • G3 or higher processor (733Mhz or higher recommended)
  • Comes in Disk Image for simple Mac-like installation.

Reviews From Customers


“I would like to thank you for the quick service in sending us Panel Planner!! Just spent several hours with it and I do not know how we did without it before!! A great product!”
R.C., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

“I just returned from the AEA convention with the Panel Planner software and installed it on our office computer for a quick look. WOW! You folks are to be commended on the great job. After loading your program, it took me only 45 minutes to completely set up the panel and locate all instruments for the project.”
C. S., Alexandria, MN

“I think you have a fantastic product. I have recommended it to friends and the RV mail list.”
J.C., Hartford, CT


“The program is excellent. I would never have been able to make buying decisions anywhere near as quickly without it. I didn’t really even know where to begin.”
H.M., Orlando, FL

“I am a victim of corporate indifference conditioning! I must admit I never actually expected to hear from you on my post. Your response is both timely and accurate. Your product is great as is the support. I will recommend your program to everyone.”
John, RV-8 Builder


Saves a ton of time

Saves a ton of time, you can get right on and start using it. It makes planning an instrument panel for airplanes easy at a reasonable price.

Mark Davis

An exhaustive catalog

A catalog that includes anything that you could put in the panel, including old legacy stuff, as well as what is straight hot off the presses and brand new to the industry.

Pete Sandu
5 Rivers Aviation

A simple user interface

A simple user interface that allows you to drag and drop preexisting panels that are accurate and depict the airplane that you picked.

Jason K Moorefield



Panel Planner ships with Java already bundled. There is no need to download any other version.

Windows user must run Panel Planer in “Run as Administrator” mode. Right-click the Panel Planner icon to select that option. Monitor resolution should not be above 1900 dpi.

Macintosh users must have the software in the Applications folder.

Before installing turn off Macintosh Applications Only to allow 3rd party software in the Security option in System Preferences.

Mac users of Snow Leopard and earlier will need a different PPJ as back then Apple included Java.

Please be sure to restart Panel Planner J after ordering this update. That resets your serial number.

Please call.