- View Allocation Map
A new preview function for calculating a visual volume has been implemented, which provides data before the start of construction to ensure an optimal field of view.
How does it work?
You can define areas (e.g. a plane) in EMM-Check or you load a shape into EMM-Check that you have created in your CAD system. The shapes represent areas that the driver should see when operating the vehicle. Instead of a flat area you can also define any component of your vehicle or from a VR-Scenario as an area that is relevant to be seen.
These areas are called 'Priority Objects' or 'Prio Objects'. You can give each object a priority starting from 1 whereby a higher priority number means that the importance of seeing the object is higher.
Then you define one or multiple eye points according to a standard or just free. EMM-Check will then create a 'View Allocation Map' from this information. A 'View Allocation Map' is a volume the claims the space needed to see the selected objects from the defined eye points. The 'View Allocation Map' is colored based on the priorities defined for the objects. Also, the overlapping of the visibility volumes to the different objects will be taken into account.
In other words, the red parts of the volume have the highest priority and you should design the geometry of your vehicle so that it does not intersect the red volumes.
The results can be displayed as one colored volume, as colored volumes (one for each priority) and as section images.
Priority Objects: The three planes, the box and the person shall be seen.
The highest priority is the visibility of the person.
The view allocation map volume.
The section image view.
- Movable Parts in Virtual Reality
All parts and components of a model can now be selected and moved around in virtual reality using the right controller of the HTC Vive.
Target a component and pull the trigger of the right controller to select it. The component turns orange. Then push and hold the side buttons of the left controller. The selected component now moves together with the right controller till you release the side button of the left controller.
By using the touchpad of the right controller you can push and pull components forth and back. If you move a component back to its original position, it will snap to it.
Selecting a component multiple time lets you select the parent component.
- Enhancement: Improved 'Clean' function!
There are three new options available for the function 'Clean'.
'only consider selected models'
The analysis, if an object is fully covered by other parts will only be performed on the selected models. When a component has been selected, EMM-Check will take into account the whole structure below the component.
'Filter models with less than x traignles'
This option will filter all models that have less than the defined number of triangles.
'Filter empty components'
In order to remove empty components from the structure, this option can be used. It scans the structure recursively for empty components and will filter them.
An additional improvement is that parts that are set to be 'no obstacle' (like window panes) will not be taken into account anymore.
- Enhancement: Improved split algorithm!
The split algorithm has been significantly improved and is now much faster than before. Instead of hours, it now takes only a couple of minutes to splitting a huge model. You can find the function in the contextual menu of a model.
The function splits a solid model into parts and recognizes the original components of a vehicle. Each component can be selected separately after a split has been performed.
- Enhancement: Definition of eye point coordinates for mirror visibility fields
For a mirror visibility field you can now define eye point coordinates as absolute values or in addition to a selected reference point. Therefore, you can find in the dialog three new input fields. If you defined coordinates different from '0', the new eye point will be displayed as a red sphere. When you modify the coordinates in the dialog, a direct update on the visibility field will be performed.
You can add a manual mirror visibility field by right-clicking on the node 'Application Data / Visibility and illumination fields' and selecting 'Visibility Field / Illumination Field' from the contextual menu. Then you select a mirror, a plane and (optionally) a reference point.
- Enhancement: New forks from VETTER Industrie GmbH in forks catalog
We have added tons of new forks by VETTER Industrie GmbH to the forks catalog. Furthermore, we have also restructured the forks catalog in order to give you a more easy access to the forks.
Thanks to VETTER Industrie GmbH for providing the data for all the forks!
- Enhancement: Teleporting on different levels in Virtual Reality
When you teleport yourself to a different position inside the Virtual Reality, normally the ground floor will be used as the reference for adjusting the height of the target position.
With this enhancement the reference point of the last used virtual reality preset is used as a reference. This is in particular useful when teleporting in large scenarios on different levels (e.g. on a bridge and under a bridge).
- Enhancement: User-defined color scale for ISO-Lux fields
EMM-Check now provides a global setting for the color scale used for ISO-Lux diagrams. It can be found under 'System - Options - Visibility / Illumination Fields'. You can easily adjust the color scale to your needs.
In addition, you can now also adjust the colors used for a manually graduated scale. It can be adjusted in the properties of an illumination field in the ISO-Lux Properties dialog.
- Enhancement: Selection of standard to be printed in reports
When you have multiple standards in your EMM-Check project, you can now select the standards that shall appear in the report. In the report dialog a new list lets you select the standards you want to see in the report. If you select nothing, all standards will be printed in the report.
- Improved calculation of reflection height
Up to now the lower left and the upper left corner of the reflection of the test object in a mirror has been taken to compute the reflection height. When the reflection is very distorted due to a small curvature radius, this value in inaccurate. Therefore, EMM-Check now calculates the center points between the two upper corners and the two lower corners and computes the distance between this two points.
- More graduated light source options
In the profile settings dialog of ISO 5006:2017, there are new buttons for applying the movement values, the rotation option and the activity to all sectors and/or all RBs.
This way it is more possible to change the values for multiple sectors and RBs at the same time.
- Improvement of the ISO 14401:2004 report
We have added a detailed view of the rectangular area according to class D in the report.
- Evaluation of the front end measure in the 2nd additional test
The evaluation of the front end measure in the 2nd additional test has been updated. Until now, the dimension had to be greater than 3500 mm according to the specifications in ISO 5721-1. However, this specification makes no sense since a vehicle must be more than 3500 mm long from the steering wheel to the foremost point in order to pass. The opposite makes sense. A vehicle may have a maximum length of 3500 mm from the steering wheel to the foremost point in order to pass the requirement of the 2nd additional test of ISO 5721-1. This has been adapted.
- Improved pre-check
When starting an analysis according to ISO 13564, DIN EN 16842-1/2, DIN EN 16307 or ANSI ITSDF, it will now be checked if at least one test is active and at least one light source configuration exists in one active test and if at least one light source is active.
ISO 13564, DIN EN 16307, DIN EN 16842-1/2, ANSI ITSDF