How to create a digital clock in Xcelsius?

I have had several requests to incorporate a digital clock into an Xcelsius dashboard. Although this can be achieved by finding a digital clock SWF and embedding into an Xcelsius model, I was determined to achieve this by using nothing but out of the box Xcelsius components. Here is what I’ve come up with:

Components needed:

  1. Label
  2. Play Selector
  3. Background
  • Setup your Excel file as shown in the picture below

  • Bind the source data of the play selector component to cell C3 and the destination to C4
  • Set the interaction options of the play selector on the behavior tab to 1 second play time, Auto Play, Auto Rewind, and Auto replay

  • On the appearance tab, set the transparency to 100%
  • Bind your label component to cell C2
  • Place the background component on top of the play selector and label. Set the transparency to 100% and select block mouse movements.

I hope you enjoy. Please feel free to download the source files.