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by MSI
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: Can msmac3D do a pedestrian model, pedestrian crashes or bicycle crashes?
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Can msmac3D do a pedestrian model, pedestrian crashes or bicycle crashes?

Q: Can msmac3D do a pedestrian model, pedestrian crashes or bicycle crashes? A: Currently we do not have adding ATB on the docket. A few other things in front of it however hope to get that on the docket in 2018 (and all msmac3D users will get the program as part of annual maintenance, we will NOT ...
by MSI
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: McHenry News!
Topic: It's no Accident so use the word Crash instead
Replies: 0
Views: 14

It's no Accident so use the word Crash instead

Back a while ago (May 2016!) in response to an article we had a topic We’ve Been Brainwashed Into Saying ‘Car Accident’ At that time we pondered whether crash encompassed enough however...it's time to simply remove the use of the word 'accident' from crash reconstruction discussions! We're finally g...
by MSI
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: General Overview Questions on msmac3D
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: General Overview Questions on msmac3D

11/30 rcd via email: Q: Question of the day - can I modify suspension properties? I see the vehicles pitch and roll while the tires stay on the surface. Can the spring and roll rates and CG height be modified? A: Yes of course. The 3D model behind msmac3D is the hvosm program . CG height, roll/pitch...
by MSI
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: General Overview Questions on msmac3D
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: General Overview Questions on msmac3D

Nov 29: some additional questions have come in from potential users so we add them and our answers here: Q: I've watched several of the tutorial videos linked to your website and I like what I see. When you start a new project and you need a roadway you will say "let me select the two lane intersect...
by MSI
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: Just for Fun! msmac3D recon of PA State Police Crash test
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Just for Fun! msmac3D recon of PA State Police Crash test

We've received additional information on the 2017 PA State Police tests and so will start adding additional videos soon. This first video is a HOW TO bring in a DXF file and scale and synch a bitmap (overhead picture or Google earth pic) to the measurements in the DXF file How to Scale a bitmap to a...
by MSI
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: General Overview Questions on msmac3D
Replies: 2
Views: 108

General Overview Questions on msmac3D

Q: (rcd from email) I would be interested in seeing an overview of the software and its strengths/weaknesses for simulating collisions. We’ve been using PC-Crash for years and I’m not aware of anyone using msmac in our neck of the woods. I would be interested in seeing how msmac can add value to a c...
by MSI
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: Drag of a vehicle during spinout
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Drag of a vehicle during spinout

The following is a section from our 2008 McHenry Accident Reconstruction book on the Drag of a vehicle during spin out:
by MSI
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Collision & Trajectory Analysis
Topic: Monte Carlo Solutions for crash analysis
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Monte Carlo Solutions for crash analysis

Q: I was reading your response on INCR and following your references on your web site. You mentioned in those posts you had more to say about using Monte Carlo analysis. I couldn’t find any more on your site. Can you point me to that info? A: In a post we have on Some Momentum Misconceptions we spok...
by MSI
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: Force other than vehicle impact
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Force other than vehicle impact

Hi George, There are a couple ways we model external forces in msmac3D. First our snag impulsive option allows modeling things like pole impacts or interactions with objects on the road The nodes (aka hardpoints) allow interaction of the vehicle structure with the terrain (bottoming out, barriers, b...
by MSI
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: Cloud Scans to be supported by msmac3D
Replies: 1
Views: 1229

Re: Cloud Scans to be supported by msmac3D

Questions on Cloud scans: we support xyz and e57 and are expanding and enhancing our capabilities.