DiSTI Commercializes Their Virtual Environment Software Development Kit: VE Studio

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Virtual Environment Software Available for Users to Develop Their Own Virtual Environments

The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface software and customized 3-D virtual maintenance training solutions, commercializes their scalable tool chain and process for producing 3-D virtual maintenance training environments. Previously only available in conjunction with DiSTI’s professional services, the Virtual Environment Software Development Kit is now productized as VE Studio and allows users to engineer their own virtual environments for maintenance training.

Unlike a game engine, which is focused on rendering a final image, VE Studio efficiently manages the entire development of the virtual environment beginning with project requirements, through to source data management, automated software builds and regression testing. VE Studio produces an intuitive plug-and-play Virtual Maintenance Training Environment (VMTE) that completely immerses students into the training content. These intuitive environments provide students with easy-to-use controls that minimize the amount of time it takes to effectively learn and operate the trainer. The process and tools have been at the heart of every major maintenance training program DiSTI has delivered in the past 10 years including the CH-47, F-15, F-16, F-18, and F-35 platforms.

The foundation of VE Studio is the Fidelity Matrix; a relational database that correlates requirements, 3D objects, 2D support equipment, environment properties, and constraints that feed the automated build and testing tools. The tools that populate and reference the Fidelity Matrix include:

  •     Requirements Analyzer – An optional tool to analyze job procedures that in turn auto-populate the Fidelity Matrix with the objects and actions needed to complete the tasks.
  •     FM Editor – A graphical user interface for creating and modifying Fidelity Matrix content.
  •     MaxLink – a 3ds Max plug-in to associate 3-D model geometry with objects in the Fidelity Matrix.
  •     VE Builder – Automatic on-demand build tools for on-the-fly builds of the virtual environment objects.
  •     VE Tester – Automated regression testing tools to verify the virtual environment integrity.

“After a decade of perfecting the process for producing virtual environments for maintenance training, we’re confident in VE Studio’s ability to produce risk-free high-performing virtual environments for maintenance training,” said Joe Swinski, President of DiSTI. “Our customers will benefit greatly from our pursuits for continual innovation in the production of maintenance training content.”

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About DiSTI
DiSTI is a global leader in the development of User Interface software for businesses, governments and the military. The company’s flagship product, GL Studio, enables programmers and developers to build high-fidelity graphics, 3D simulations and fully interactive controls into their models, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication, while improving learning and retention.

More than 700 customers worldwide, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Dassault, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Raytheon and Thales, use DiSTI solutions to build maintenance trainers, create PC and Internet-based courseware and to develop components for safety-critical applications. As a full service provider, DiSTI offers a complement of customer programming and development services, and is the recognized leader in training solutions for the global simulation and training community. For more information, visit http://www.disti.com.

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