Method 1 refers to http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4312789/Helios_Panel_Creation_Method_1#Post4312789
This method is merely an extension of Method 1, by editing an existing panel and placing controls on it. It has the advantage of simplifying the visible number of layers and resizing panels.
This profile has the same appearance as the Method 1, profile, but all controls above the green layer were deleted from the Monitor and pasted on the Green Panel on the Green Panel Tab
thus the monitor no longer shows red and blue panels. Notice they are missing from the monitor layers.
The missing layers above do appear on the Green Panel layers.
Now if the toggle switch hides the green panels everything will disappear.
Below a comparison of the output of running these two profiles.
First both profiles appear the same prior to toggling the switch.
Output Method 1 toggling switch.
Output Method 2 toggling the switch
Method 1 only hides the Green Panel
Method 2 hides the Green Panel and everything on the Green Panel
More tutorials here: Below are some Helios tutorials using both DCS Warthog, BlackShark and BMS Falcon as examples:
Basic Helios Tutorialhttp://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4311178/Basic_Helios_tutorial_w/_RWR_i#Post4311178Showing Helios Control Panel and Helios control of DCS Active Pausehttp://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4313084/Helios_Control_of_DCS_Active_P#Post4313084Helios Panel Creation Method 1 (cockpit design)http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4312789/Helios_Panel_Creation_Method_1#Post4312789
Helios Panel Creation Method 2, the Best Method (cockpit design)http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4312877/Helios_Panel_Creation_Method_2#Post4312877Getting Screen Coordinates of Windows without use of graphics program (cockpit design).http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4313980/Helios_easiest_way_to_get_scre#Post4313980
Helios Gotchas for the Noobie (cockpit design)http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4313906/Helios_Gottchas_for_the_Noobie#Post4313906
Helios use of "Send Keys" to Control DCS (cockpit design)http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/4312967/Helios_use_of_Send_Keys&#Post4312967
These tutorials use Capt_Zeen's, Ice's Profiles.