Getting Started


SIK has pre-defined skin graphics established to help get started. You can access these skin graphics by using the 'Wizardy' tool. 

Video Overview:

Install SIK onto your workstation

  1. Go to the installation LINK to download the latest version of SIK and install the application. 
  2. A shortcut link will appear on your workstation's desktop after successfully installing SIK.
  3. Launch SIK and you should see a similar screenshot as shown below.

How to use Wizardy Tool

The objective of the Wizardy tool is to help users get started with SIK by quickly loading pre-existing skin graphics onto your HMI display. There are a total of 4 screen pages within the Wizardy tool and they are described in more detail below.

  1. Screen Types

The first page offers two options to choose between Andromeda's 4.2" Intelli-Gauge or 7" EVIC screens. You will need to select one of them before proceeding to the next page.

2. Data Interfaces and CAN Speed

The second page will offer a selection of data maps from supported battery management systems (BMS) and motor controllers. Your selections will determine which controller area network (CAN) messaging maps (.dbc files) are loaded onto the HMI display. You can learn more about CAN and DBC files here

The default CAN baud rate is 250 kbps, but configurable options are 125 kbps500 kbps or 1 Mbps.

3. Skin Graphics

After selections are made from Page 2, Wizardy will decide which skin graphics are available and display them on Page 3. If multiple skin graphics are available to choose from, you will need to select one of them before proceeding to the final page. 

4. Launch

The final page will show a bright orange button labeled "SKIN IT". 

Your skin graphic shall now appear on SIK's main canvas as shown below.

Deployment of Skin Graphics

To perform the deployment of the skin graphic onto your HMI display, the following instructions are provided:

  1. Insert a USB cable from EVIC or IG to a workstation with an installation copy of SIK.
  2. Launch SIK from the workstation.
  3. Power "ON" the HMI display.
  4. Once SIK detects your HMI display, the top toolbar will indicate "HMI DEVICE IS CONNECTED" and the "Skin Flash" button will be enabled.  Note: If it does not connect right away, unplug and reinsert the USB cable.
  5. Press the "Skin Flash" button and SIK will execute the update, and a progress bar will track the status. 


3. After skin flashing has completed, a message box will appear indicating the status of the update. If successful, you can "UNPLUG" the USB cable from your HMI display and cycle power "OFF" and "ON".

IG Flashing

The following steps are necessary for programming Intelli-Gauge with the USB cable provided in the 12-pin harness.

  1. Power OFF (no 12v)
  2. Power ON (12v)
  3. Wait for IG to complete the boot process before plugging in the USB cable
  4. Plugin the USB cable to the workstation/laptop
  5. SIK shall detect IG and enable the "Skin Flash" button

SIK Flashing

 If the files do not transfer successfully to the display, the NAND flash may have corrupted. You can recover the NAND flash on the display by reformatting it.

  1. With the display plugged in through USB, go to Windows Explorer and look for the display's USB drive. You can right-click on the drive and select “Format”.
  2. A new window will appear allowing you to perform the format.

1) Display USB Drive (NAND)

2) Format USB Drive (NAND)