msmac3D ver 3.20 update notes

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msmac3D ver 3.20 update notes

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This is a placeholder added March 23rd which will include a summary of updates and enhancements coming in version 3.20!
  • More links and information to be added soon!
Here are some of the update/enhancements (more details and items to be added to this list shortly!)
msmac3D can now
  • Use vehicle 3D shape (instead of a rectangle!) for contact detection and interaction
    NOTE: the below graphics have a dashed white line vehicle outline display which is optional and for illustration purposes only
    polygon.png
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  • Wheel Breakage Simulation
    • New Instruction Video Created and new project will be included in the update Path Follower template
    • Adding a HOWTO and sample project to demonstrate how to simulating wheel separation from a vehicle and the ensuing undercarriage contact
    • Reminds us we also have the ability to simulate the wheel/suspension deformation just haven't activated it yet, will do so soon!
  • PATH Follower Option :
    • New Instruction Video Created and new project will be included in the update Path Follower template
    • Fast easy way to get a vehicle to follow a roadway, make a corner, make a lane change
      • We recommend using path follower/driver model to determine steer required and then manually input the steer
      • We now automatically create the inputs so you can remove the driver model path follower and simply have steer you can then adjust
  • Automatic Iteration/Optimization
    • We recommend you use the automatic iteration/optimization to improve the correlation of your results with the evidence
    • Then simply use the BOS results and no need to reference to even mention using optimization!
    • We've made several improvements based on your comments/questions, THANK YOU!
      • It is now easier to load and use Best Of Show (BOS) results!
      • Results are output in the same units as your inputs (used ot output in original units)
      • We've disabled many of the 'not used anymore/research only options to reduce confusion
        • We will remove them after some more testing to be sure not needed (many help us come up with refinements to the logic, etc during testing)
    • We've changed the temporary storage file name to reduce confusion
      • When the iteration/optimization file runs it stores intermediate results, etc in FILENAME_smaciter2015.si5
      • The use of an si5 file suffix created confusion as these files were then picked up and listed in the project file
      • They are NOT smac input files (si5) so caused confusion!
      • We've changed the file name suffix so NOT included in project files
      • NOTE: Any and all files with _smaciter2015.si5 on the end can be deleted
      • These files are generated when you run the iteration/optimization option so no need for them to be in the project directory etc
    • We expect to post up an NEW Instructional video on smaciter/optimization very soon
  • VRML support!
    • The following image is a sample vrml project with sequential exposure of simulation positions!
      sample vrml image.png
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Re: msmac3D ver 3.20 update notes

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An additional feature: (adding to the list of new features in version 3.20, more to be listed soon!)
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Re: msmac3D ver 3.20 update notes

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added link to new path follower instructional video to list above
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