GL Studio Plug-ins
GL Studio is an award winning suite of powerful tools which enables developers to build high-fidelity graphics and fully interactive controls into their software products, enhancing the level of realism and sophistication. By incorporating the capabilities of various GL Studio plug-ins into your development efforts, the result is a streamlined and unified toolkit ready to meet the demands of any user interface project.
The GL Studio Menu Library is a powerful class library for GL Studio 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 upon selection. Page changing logic updates without recompiling the main application, because of the externally driven application structure.
Utilize GlsMenu in the following applications:
- Aircraft MFD
- Aircraft CDU
- Printer LCD
- Comm gear displays
- Automotive entertainment systems
- 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
- Start Timer
- User defined and registered callback
The DiSTI Map Toolkit is a plug-in for the GL Studio editor that 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.
The map imagery dynamically pages as required and the toolkit supports various real-time map manipulation functions including:
- Layer Visibility
The DiSTI 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 intervisibility feature alerts the user to where threats lie within the surrounding terrain.
Approach Plate Toolkit
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 publically available for download in Adobe PDF format and cover all U.S. airports.
The Approach Plate Toolkit consists of the Approach Plate Configuration Tool and the Approach Plate Viewer. Together these elements convert and configure the Approach Charts and enable rendering in user-customized applications.
Data Director Toolkit
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.
The Data Director Toolkit is comprised of a library of common instrument types for out-of-the-box integration, interoperability modules serving as the bridge to connect the properties in the instrumentation, and standard data converters to manipulate data values passing through the tool.