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Linear Gauge by MAQ Software


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Compare progress against identified goals and warning zones.

Linear Gauge by MAQ Software shows progress toward a target value, such as achieved sales versus targeted monthly sales. This visual allows users to include multiple data points, which is useful to illustrate trends such as monthly or year-to-date (YTD) completion rates. Information displayed includes the present value, percentage toward completion, and two optional trend values.

Key features:

  • Set the minimum and maximum value of the metric.
  • Customize the color of the gauge and data labels.
  • Choose from six unit options for the metric.

Features added (v 3.4.0):

  • Added gradient background color, highlighting the percentage progress.
  • Implemented hierarchy feature using drill down to display different levels of data.
  • Added animation effect to display current progress on visual load.
  • Added target value marker.
  • Added zoom in on hover feature for target line and marker.
  • Added separate tool tip for each category.
  • Added option to change the target label position.
  • Bookmarks supported.

For any feature requests or questions about this visual, please send an e-mail to our team at​

Add-in capabilities
When this add-in is used, it
  • Can read and make changes to your document
  • Can send data over the Internet