NGRAIN Puts New 3D Simulation Development Capabilities into the Hands of Subject Matter Experts

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NGRAIN releases Producer 5.0 to the maintenance training and support market

NGRAIN®, the leading provider of interactive 3D simulation software and solutions for maintenance training and support, today announced the market availability of Producer® 5.0, a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software product that enables anyone with Microsoft Office experience to create interactive 3D equipment simulations. The maintenance training and support community now has access to Producer’s numerous new features to create impactful and cost-effective solutions.

“In the past, only experienced 3D animators and programmers had the ability to create 3D animations and interactive part removal and installation tasks. But with Producer, instructors, maintainers, and other Subject Matter Experts can easily produce powerful, feature rich 3D simulations, transforming the way people share knowledge,” says Gabe Batstone, Chief Executive Officer, NGRAIN.

Producer allows users to create and update animations, as well as advanced real-time practice tasks, using a visual "click and capture" storyboard. Important equipment knowledge, such as part details and links to reference materials, can be added. Users can insert the produced 3D simulations into Microsoft® Word documents, PowerPoint® slides, and Adobe® PDF files, or publish them as part of HTML pages.

New Producer 5.0 enhancements now available to the market include:

•PARTS EXPLOSION: Use the new Parts Explosion slider to “explode” parts from the 3D model in a single mouse movement. Users can create an interactive exploded view of a model and include it in animations. They can also save the exploded view as a drawing that can be inserted into technical documents, presentations, and Web pages.

•ANIMATION CREATION: Create section titles within an animation. End users will see section titles and can select them to watch that specific portion of the animation, allowing for easier navigation within an animation and removing the need to divide a single procedure into multiple separate animations.

•TASK AND TEST CREATION: Add more levels of customized, automated feedback to real-time practice tasks, and create more dynamic questions, as part of tests.

•CALLOUT CREATION: Change the appearance of callouts with an expanded Callout Formatting toolbar and more easily insert and align images, align text, and specify margins. Create callouts that can be used as warning or caution messages.

•FILE LOAD OPTIMIZATION: Users can choose to optimize the time that it takes to load a configuration in NGRAIN Viewer by “automatically” excluding unused parts. Parts that are not required for the animations and tasks in the configuration will not load.

To learn more at CANSEC, please visit NGRAIN at booth #321. Watch Producer feature videos at http://www.youtube.com/ngrain3d .

About NGRAIN
NGRAIN® is the creator of interactive 3D simulation technology, software, and solutions that have set the standard for technical training and operational support, providing the most true-to-life, virtual hands-on experience. Offering both a development platform and custom solutions, NGRAIN is focused on solving business problems while delivering value. Transforming the way people share knowledge, NGRAIN is in use by organizations worldwide. http://www.ngrain.com

For additional information, please contact:
Sarah Grant, Public Relations Manager, NGRAIN
(438) 257-1290
sgrant(at)ngrain(dot)com
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