ReadDataFile is an HVE-compatible program that allows objects to be moved in an HVE environment using motion data stored in an external text file. The ReadDataFile events can then be combined with other HVE events in the Playback Editor.
This program is not a simulation, although it may be used to create visualizations of simulation results. The data file must contain time-dependent position data for the objects selected. ReadDataFile interpolates this data and produces and HVE event with the data. In addition, the program calculates the velocity and acceleration data for the objects and places this data in the variable output tables for easy viewing, printing, or graphing.
ReadDataFile can be used with vehicle and human objects. The data contained in the file does not have to be generated with a simulation program. The data may be generated with a spreadsheet or other calculation method, as determined by the requirements of the user.
GATB was previously available from Collision Engineering Associates, Inc.