VE Studio 2019.4 Commercial Release Now Available

VE Studio 2019.4 Commercial Release Now Available

VE Studio 2019.4 Commercial Release Now Available

VE Studio 2019.4 Release

Welcome to 2020 – we look forward to an excellent year for VE Studio development. We finished off 2019 with the capstone release of VE Studio 2019.4. This latest release incorporates features initially developed for the U.S. Army’s Family of Maintenance Trainers and are making their way into VE Studio as commercially available features. Specifically, making it easier for commercial customers to create and sustain the curriculum of multiple variants of similar equipment. Secondly, enabling instructors to insert faults during a student’s Freeplay session dynamically.

Why are these features important? As training organizations scale to offer more content over the lifespan of a piece of equipment, continue evolving due to market changes or improvements, sustaining that maintenance courseware typically becomes more complex and costly to update and deliver alongside the existing versions of the training to the field. If the initial training was hand-coded, this could require a complete re-write of the training and publishing of new runtimes.

There are inherent complexities of creating multiple models, courseware lessons, and dynamic faults that stymie virtual training development. Additionally, publishing the courses that create additional overhead on initial course development as well as long-term sustainment can prove challenging. Costs of coding each variable and publishing runtimes can become prohibitive. This approach negatively affects the sustainability of the courseware.

VE Studio 2019.4 Features

VE Studio’s features, on the other hand, enable training organizations to overcome these challenges. With VE Studio’s new support for equipment variants:

  • Simplified the development processes while simultaneously constraining costs by reusing most of the previous content.
  • Sped the delivery of the runtimes to the field by integrating variant support directly into the Training Assistant, making it easier for instructors to create new lessons and assign to their students.

How does this help our customers and partners? It keeps development costs down, plain and simple. Enabling training development teams to create and sustain content faster and more economically over the life of the program – in some cases, could span 20+ years, a significant ROI.

There are a plethora of additional features that improve the user experience within the runtime:

  • Insertion of Dynamic Faults into a Student session allows instructors to change up the training course and challenge students in the classroom to respond to new scenarios outside of a linear learning path.
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) has new support for input through the PIP window. This feature allows users to interact with components in the PIP to move, re-orient, open/close/remove/replace objects, and LRUs. This feature gives a more lifelike interaction of complicated tasks with different views.
  • Component Locator upgraded and enhanced with new search capabilities and on-screen display, making it faster to find critical pieces of equipment in the lessons.
  • Enhanced student session recording capabilities and controls throughout the Training Assistant makes it easier to create and control the lesson publication and delivery to students.

2019 was full of great releases for VE Studio. We look forward to 2020, anticipating new features for VR course development. In addition to AR knowledge capture using HoloLens to create dynamic content and insertion into a virtual maintenance training curriculum. Watch this blog for more release information in Q1.

For the complete list of VE Studio 2019.4 features visit the following link:

VE Studio 2019.4 – Release Notes

Contact VE Studio Support to Access your 2019.4 download at VEStudio_Support@DiSTI.com

VE Studio 2019.4 Release

Welcome to 2020 – we look forward to an excellent year for VE Studio development. We finished off 2019 with the capstone release of VE Studio 2019.4. This latest release incorporates features initially developed for the U.S. Army’s Family of Maintenance Trainers and are making their way into VE Studio as commercially available features. Specifically, making it easier for commercial customers to create and sustain the curriculum of multiple variants of similar equipment. Secondly, enabling instructors to insert faults during a student’s Freeplay session dynamically.

Why are these features important? As training organizations scale to offer more content over the lifespan of a piece of equipment, continue evolving due to market changes or improvements, sustaining that maintenance courseware typically becomes more complex and costly to update and deliver alongside the existing versions of the training to the field. If the initial training was hand-coded, this could require a complete re-write of the training and publishing of new runtimes.

There are inherent complexities of creating multiple models, courseware lessons, and dynamic faults that stymie virtual training development. Additionally, publishing the courses that create additional overhead on initial course development as well as long-term sustainment can prove challenging. Costs of coding each variable and publishing runtimes can become prohibitive. This approach negatively affects the sustainability of the courseware.

 

VE Studio 2019.4 Features

VE Studio’s features on the other hand, enable training organizations to overcome these challenges. With VE Studio’s new support for equipment variants:

  • Simplified the development processes while simultaneously constraining costs by reusing most of the previous content.
  • Sped the delivery of the runtimes to the field by integrating variant support directly into the Training Assistant, making it easier for instructors to create new lessons and assign to their students.

How does this help our customers and partners? It keeps development costs down, plain and simple. Enabling training development teams to create and sustain content faster and more economically over the life of the program – in some cases, could span 20+ years, a significant ROI.

There are a plethora of additional features that improve the user experience within the runtime:

  • Insertion of Dynamic Faults into a Student session allows instructors to change up the training course and challenge students in the classroom to respond to new scenarios outside of a linear learning path.
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) has new support for input through the PIP window. This feature allows users to interact with components in the PIP to move, re-orient, open/close/remove/replace objects, and LRUs. This feature gives a more lifelike interaction of complicated tasks with different views.
  • Component Locator upgraded and enhanced with new search capabilities and on-screen display, making it faster to find critical pieces of equipment in the lessons.
  • Enhanced student session recording capabilities and controls throughout the Training Assistant makes it easier to create and control the lesson publication and delivery to students.

2019 was full of great releases for VE Studio. We look forward to 2020, anticipating new features for VR course development. In addition to AR knowledge capture using HoloLens to create dynamic content and insertion into a virtual maintenance training curriculum. Watch this blog for more release information in Q1.

For the complete list of VE Studio 2019.4 features visit the following links:

VE Studio 2019.4 – Release Notes

Contact VE Studio Support to Access your 2019.4 download at VEStudio_Support@DiSTI.com