This is the Parameters screen. It show the Solar condition plus information about your station and the DX station. This is all good stuff but what I do is find a spot, point my antenna to it and if I hear it I work it, pretty technical!! I do not enable beacons but they are a reliable source to predict propagation.
This is the prediction screen as well as the config screen. You can setup all your antenna info to better predict. If you bought IONCAP you can install it and use it as your prediction engine.