TerraTools 5.1 Launched by TerraSim

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PITTSBURGH, PA: TerraSim has recently launched TerraTools 5.1, the updated version of its flagship terrain database generation software, stated a report from TerraSim, an advanced software solutions provider for geospatial technologies. This updated version contains more than 300 new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

TerraTools 5.1 features a variety of improvements and  optimizations for VBS3 and VBS IG terrain generation including enhanced multi-map support, built-in automated terrain packing, and support for the latest runtime versions. Users can also now define starting positions and create map labels within the 2D map view.

TerraTools 5.1 includes enhancements to P3D model import, including better material support and automatic integration of existing proxy models. Performance and workflow improvements that were developed during integration of VBS IG into the U.S. Army's CCTT program are now available to TerraTools users and will provide better frame rates on larger terrains in both VBS3 and VBS IG. Users can now automatically prepare P3D models for improved thermal imaging appearance within the runtime.

TerraTools 5.1 also comprises of new automated trench placement technology that uses trench centerline data to quickly and automatically place 3D trench models. A collection of trench component models representing both man-made and earthen trench types have been added to the TerraTools model library for placement.

These trench models are completely functional in VBS3 and consist of destructible levels of detail. For added customization, users can import their own trench models into TerraTools for placement and export to VBS3. TerraTools 5.1 is available free of charge to all TerraTools customers currently under active maintenance and support contracts.