Changed: CNC seating buck controller has some minor modifications in the GUI.
Fix: Cylinders going into error state after multiple stop/start commands.
Fix: Healpoint offset for AMG Excel import.
Release 2021.1 Date: 24 July 2021
New: CNC seating buck communication switched to EtherCat protocol.
New: Added extra safety validations to CNC seating buck communication.
New: CNC seating buck controller application has a GUI for easy testing and status reporting.
New: Installer creates desktop shortcut and start menu items for CNC Controller application.
Changed: Updated AMG naming convention for excel import.
Changed: Added Steering Pivot Point for AMG naming convention for excel import.
Changed: Updated Unity DLL to allow operations in more secured manner.
Fix: Steering Ty calculations modified and tested.
Fix: Steering translation and rotation received from CNC seating buck applied to VRED scene.
Release 2021.0 Date: 27 April 2021
NB: The CNC Seating Buck executable is excluded from this release – available on request only
New: Supports VRED Professional Release 2021.3
New: Additional tab in GUI for notes which are stored with the project file
New: Additional line in Excel reader config file to define the path used for temporary files created by the plugin
New: Additional line in Excel reader config file to define the CNC Seating Buck being enable true or false
New: Frontend variant sets names are sorted identical to VRED GUI
Fix: Frontend variant sets names with multiple blanks
Release 2020.5 Date: 04. December 2020
New: Supports VRED Professional Release 2021.2
New: Additional tracking option “ART DTrack HMD” supports ART tracking with VIVE HMD
New: Import viewpoints from Excel file
New: Excel import supports *.xlsm
New: “Reset Camera” function for tracking option “ART with HMD”
New: Camera transformation defaults on options tab for “Reset Camera” function
New: Export All Drivers – writes all drivers from scene to individual xml files; file name = driver name
New: Driver file import checks names of existing drivers in scene and will not import duplicates (warnings issued)
New: Import driver files with vehicles not matching the vehicles in the scene: if no. vehicles in driver file > no. vehicles in scene => import is truncated if no. vehicles in driver file < no. vehicles in scene => driver data for missing vehicles is added with all K0 positions if vehicle name in driver file != vehicle name in scene => driver data for this vehicle is overwritten with vehicle name from scene and all K0 positions
New: Option in config file to define Viewpoint Y-Coordinate default
New: Catch NullPtr error messages from display timer if nodes are not in scene
New: Config file entry for setting viewpoint Y-Coordinate default
New: Frontend: reworked layout for variant sets display
New: Option “Auto-Disable Tracking” = > Slider for adjustments pressed will deactivate VRPN tracking, slider released will activate VRPN tracking
New: Viewpoint “Headtracking” cannot be deleted
New: Added node “nVIZErgoHMDViewPoint” to Daimler vehicle rig
Changed: Suppressed error messages when ergo data is loaded with empty VRED scene
Changed: Data check for more readable error messages and more flexibility on scene graph nodes
Changed: Viewpoint Y-Coordinate default is now “Take from head tracking”
Changed: No error message when windows file selector dialog is canceled
Release 2020.4 Date: 24 September 2020
New: Supports VRED Professional Revision 2021.1.
New: Supports OpenVR tracking for VRED 2021 and 2021.1.
New: GUI widgets shown/hidden according to selected tracking system.
New: CNC Seating Buck GUI with feedback from electric actuators (status, referencing, forces).
New: CNC Seating Buck reference to vehicle design CSYS.
New: CNC Seating Buck positions in vehicle design CSYS.
New: Customer keywords “Daimler”, “Toyota”.
New: Customer specific config files for Excel import.
New: Customer specific vehicle rig files.
New: Customer specific logo – pixmap in left bottom corner.
New Line Edit “Environment Transformation Node”.
New: Vehicle transformation from Design CSYS to CarMaker FR1 is applied to Environment Transformation Node.
New: Added 3 columns to Excel import for vehicle position in CarMaker Fr1 reference system.
New: Frontend – config file for the step size of adjustment items.
Change: Data serialization changed from marshal to pickle.
Change: “New Driver” => “Initial Driver (K0)”.
Change: ComboBox Viewpoint y-Coordinate: “Take from view point data” => “Take from view points” / “Take from last tracking position” = > “Take from head tracking”
Change: Frontend switch driver combo-box on main screen.
Change: Frontend driver dialog box has the add driver option only.
Change: Frontend add driver => auto-close dialog.
Change: Frontend variant sets containers changed from combo-box to list.
Change: On “Import Ergo Data”, previous project data is cleared from the GUI only if a valid file is selected. It avoids accidental loss of data.
Fix: View point calculation includes rotation matrix of seating buck target for non-axis-parallel alignment of seating buck in CAVE.
Fix: TypeError: ‘float’ object does not support item assignment.
Fix: Updated the error reporting with user-understandable print outs.
Fix: Error on opening project files with number of drivers higher than the current number of drivers.
Fix: Frontend – scaling on iPadPro.
Fix: Frontend – performance.
Fix: File – Canceled file open dialog will not clear current data.
Release 2020.3 Date: 08 June 2020
New: Supports VRED Professional Revision 2021
Change: Driver data now part of project’s data structure; XML-files no longer required but still availbale for export and import
Change: Removed Driver > Save – is obsolete
Change: Driver > Save As… now creates a new driver in the project data structure, does not write an XML-driver-file; use File > Export Driver to write XML-file
Change: In the XML-driver-files, changed the adjustment positions data from node transformation values to GUI input values
Change: Adjustment items positions now made specific to driver and independent of vehicle
Change: Adjustment items ranges now made specific to vehicle and independent of driver
Change: Toggling vehicles will now set all adustment items to the active driver’s adjustment items positions in the selected vehicle
Change: Changed “Copy Adjustment Settings” to “Copy Adjustment Ranges” and moved the function to the Adjustment Items GUI Tab
Change: Changed “Reset Adjustment” options to “This Item” and “All Items”
Fix: Combo box style sheet on options tab
Release 2020.2 Date: 17 March 2020
New: Daimler design HTML frontend for tablet
New: Extended Excel import for sheet with adjustment items data
New: Function in main menu to connect/disconnect nVIZ Computer Numerical Controlled Seating Buck
New: Radio buttons on “Ergonomics Review” tab to toggle between GUI elements for static/CNC Seating Buck
New: GUI Controls for CNC Seating Buck
New: Driver data “Save” and “Save As” buttons – exports driver data to xml files
New: Customer specific default vehicle rigs according to “NAMING-CONVENTION” keyword in config file loaded from C:\Program Files\nVIZ\Ergonomics\UserData\VehicleRigs
Fix: Radio buttons on “Ergonomics Review” tab now toggling correctly