Add-ons

GLS_Addons_IMG_01GL Studio produces self-contained smart graphical elements called Reusable Software Objects (RSO). An RSO includes both the appearance and behavior of the object coupled with a well-defined interface. Our add-ons to the GL Studio suite leverage these RSO’s to ensure that any application, project or program is created with high fidelity and high performance objects to produce unparalleled results.
The Data Director seamlessly connects multiple data sources, such as math models or simulation data, to user interface objects with no programming. This tool is ideal for the Human Factors and Prototyping communities because of the ability to quickly connect instrumentation to physical data models in an easy to use GUI environment. Comprised of a library of common instrument types for out-of-the-box integration, Data Director’s interoperability modules serve as the bridge to connect the properties in the instrumentation, and standard data converters to manipulate data values passing through the tool.
The Approach Plate Toolkit converts digital Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP) charts produced by the FAA, National Aeronautical Charting Office, into correlated geo-referenced GL Studio objects suitable for a variety of aeronautical based applications. These charts are publicly available for download in Adobe PDF format and cover all U.S. airports. Consisting of the Approach Plate Configuration Tool and the Approach Plate Viewer, Approach Plate converts the Approach Charts and enables rendering in user-customized applications.
The Map Toolkit allows the development of real-time moving map display applications. The toolkit provides the capability to combine multiple geo-referenced map imagery formats and user defined symbology across multiple layers to produce a single real-time 2D map view.Numerous map imagery formats are supported and new formats are easily added using the plug-in reader architecture. Supported formats include: Digital Nautical Charts (DNC), CADRG (Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics, AIF, GeoTIFF, and DTED (Digital Terrain Elevation Data). The map imagery dynamically loads into memory as needed, and the toolkit supports various real-time map manipulation functions including:

  • Panning
  • Zooming
  • Rotating
  • Offsetting
  • Layer Visibility
Map Toolkit has full DTED support to enhance the user’s application. DTED data can be used for terrain map viewing or as an overlay to other map types. This feature’s contour lines allow terrain elevations to be easily viewed with overlays. Elevation banding displays safe areas to fly and the threat feature alerts the user to where threats lie on the surrounding terrain.
GlsMenu is a powerful class library that enables the rapid development and prototyping of multi-function display (MFD) menu hierarchy and navigation. Use the Menu Library with a GL Studio design to create the complex menu structure of today’s MFDs, which is read from external text-based script files. The menu library drives information such as label syntax, color, and the actions that occur on selection. Page changing logic updates without recompiling the main application, because of the externally driven application structure.GlsMenu is used in aircraft MFD, aircraft CDU, printer LCD, comm gear displays and automotive entertainment systems. It features:

  • Rapid creation of menu selection behavior
  • Update page changing logic without recompiling
  • Predefined actions available, including conditional expression,
    change data variable value, navigate to other menu,
    and start timer
  • User defined and registered callback

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