Panorama from 17th of May, 2018 - Edition 27

EMM-Check lecture at TU Dresden
On the 16th of May 2018, at the invitation of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Will, our Managing Director, Mr. Sebastian Schneider, once again had the opportunity to give a guest lecture at the Institute of Fluid Technology at the Technical University of Dresden on the subject of "field of view analysis" as part of the "construction machinery technology" course.

The students could inform themselves about the state of the art in field of vision analysis on virtual commercial vehicles during a live presentation of EMM-Check and exchange practical experiences with Mr. Schneider.

New standard "ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.6-2013"
As announced in the last "Panorama", a new standard - ANSI/ITSDF B56.11.6-2013 - is available from release published on 20th of April 2018. This standard is valid for manufacturers of industrial trucks in the USA (POWERED AND NONPOWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS).

Special features of this standard:
  • Visibility test up to 900mm via SIP around the vehicle (Test 1 - 10)
  • No check of the view of the forks
  • Double-row filament with 26 light sources
  • Evaluation of the illuminated area in percent
  • Evaluation of continuous horizontal maskings between the vertical components of the mast

Preview Release
Look forward to release In addition to a multitude of new and powerful functions, we would like to make you curious about the following new features:
  • Add-On "VR-Scenarios"
    With predefined VR scenarios, which can of course be adapted, your own products can be presented more impressively in a realistic environment. Typical scenarios and objects such as people, construction sites, streets, racks, pallets, etc. can be selected and inserted from a library for quick assembly.

  • Real mechanics of mirrors, cameras and working lights
    For optimum positioning of mirrors, cameras and working lights on the vehicle, mirrors, cameras and working lights now have the mechanics provided by the respective manufacturer. For example, a working light can be positioned ("bolted") to the vehicle with its foot. The headlamp is then tilted or turned via the axes of the housing. Of course, these movements can also be provided with rules and/or control elements.

Functions in focus
As usual, we would like to remind you of useful functions in EMM-Check or point out their further development in this chapter.

Today our topic: "User-defined mirror and camera visibility fields as well as illumination fields of working lights".

Mirrors and cameras can be inserted and positioned to eliminate field of view restrictions on standard-specific planes (e.g. on the "Rectangular Boundary" in ISO 5006). The positioning visibility fields for mirrors and cameras can then be created simply by clicking on "Attach to standard" in the contextual menu. If the position of the visual aid changes, the positioning field of view is updated in real time and thus supports the optimum positioning of the visual aids on a vehicle. Useful functions, such as the display of visual beams (properties on the visibility field), additionally support this. So far so good.

If mirror and camera visibility fields or illumination fields are to be created on a free plane in space the procedure is simple:

Right-click on the "Visiblity and illumination fields" node in the tree structure. In the contextual menu click on "Add", then on the function "Visiblity field / Illumination field". In the dialog the mirror(s), camera(s) or working light(s) can now be selected. For mirrors, the eye point must be defined; then the plane on which the visibility field r illumination field shall be created must be selected. Click on "Ok" to close the dialog and the visibility field or illumination field.

Experienced users know that this does not yet take vehicle geometry into account, as it is a theoretical field of vision or illumination to support the rapid positioning of the visual aid or working light. To convert the field of view or illumination into a real field of view or illumination that takes the vehicle geometry into account, click on the "REAL / THEO" function in the contextual menu. Like many others, this property of the field of view or illumination can of course also be adapted to the field of view or illumination using the "Properties" function.

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