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Version 9.12 • Now Available!

Version 9.12 builds further on the powerful features and capabilities contained in the recent Version 9.10 release, and provides HVE, HVE-2D and HVE-CSI users with additional enhancements, such as:

Improved Scene Rendering • Two changes provide for a more realistic appearance of the event at the time, date and location set in the Environment Information dialog: the lighting for a scene now comes directly from the current sun position, and the vehicles material (color) attributes have been modified to improve vehicle rendering.

Higher Definition Color Mapping for Video • The Video Creator now produces video using 32 bits per pixel. The result is higher definition color mapping and improved rendering of scenes with fog.

Enhancements provided by Version 9.10 include:

High-Definition Video Output • Use the off-screen rendering capabilities of the new Video Creator to produce movies in NTSC (640x480), DVD (720x480) and also high-definition HD (1280x720, 1920x1080) formats. Improvements also include the ability to control the recording speed frame rate to produce slow-motion movies directly in the Video Creator.

HVE Driver Model Path Visualization • The path that the HVE Driver Model attempts to follow is now visualized directly in the event. Once the user establishes the attempted path by placing targets at key positions, the attempted path calculated by the spline algorithm is displayed as a dotted line.

DyMESH Version 3 Enhancements DyMESH now computes collision forces and moments between the wheel(s) and the body and/or wheels of another vehicle. An extended, third-order force vs. crush algorithm that includes crush saturation, and an improved smoothing algorithm are also included.

HVE Brake Designer Stroke Factor • The HVE Brake Designer for S-Cam brakes now includes a Stroke Factor vs. Stroke table, replacing the original, bi-linear method. The resulting table allows the user to more accurately reflect the actual Stroke Factor vs. Stroke relationship for their vehicle's S-Cam brakes.

Lateral Load Transfer Modeling • The Lateral Load Transfer Coefficients are now displayed. Editing these values allows control over Roll-Couple Distribution inputs used by 2-D physics models, such as EDSVS, EDVTS and EDSMAC4.

Steady State Handling Properties • The user can now easily display the selected vehicle's handling properties for Total Understeer Gradient, Steering Wheel Sensitivity, Roll Gradient, Roll Couple Distribution, Weight Distribution and Static Weight on Front and Rear Tires, directly in the Vehicle Editor using the new Handling menu option.

Environment Data Properties • The Environment Data output report now includes a table of terrain data for each type of surface (Road, Friction Zone, Curb, Water). Each table includes the number of polygons, the friction multiplier, and the size of the region. The new Environment Data output report also includes the Environment Name, Time, Date and Terrain Filename.

Additional Vehicles in the Vehicle Database • The custom vehicle database for HVE and HVE-2D now includes the 2010-2011 Ford Fusion SE, 2010 Mercury Milan, 2000-2005 Ford Excursion, 2007-2011 Toyota Camry LE and the 2001-2007 Toyota Highlander.

Contact EDC at 888.768.6216 to start using HVE, HVE-2D or HVE-CSI, or to renew your Update/Technical Support policy and receive your Version 9.12 update today!

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