Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Announcing EB GUIDE 6.4

Matthias Hampel

We are delighted to announce that the next version of our multimodal HMI toolchain, EB GUIDE 6.4, is now available!

While the product features listed below are immediately available, our widget template library is still undergoing finishing touches from our engineers and will be released in the coming weeks. We’ll keep you posted about its availability.

What’s new and improved in this version?

With features that now have enhanced capabilities, modeling is easier and more flexible than before, reducing the time and labor involved in complex projects.

  • Custom renderer to build your own customized widgets
  • Improved 3D capabilities that give you access to the whole scene graph of an imported 3D scene inside EB GUIDE Studio
  • Smart copy/paste functionality for visuals and behavior
  • Redesigned search feature now with full text and reference search for easy refactoring

 

Custom widgets

Custom widgets can come in handy when creating specific elements that are special to your design or brand. EB GUIDE 6.4 comes with a custom renderer that allows you to create your own widgets and extend the built-in widget set.

 

3D capabilities

This release of EB GUIDE 6 enhances its 3D handling capabilities with the scene graph widget. You can use it to access all the properties of imported 3D graphics (.fbx or .dae files). Modify cameras and light sources and animate elements in a 3D model. View your elements from different angles such as a close up of your wheels or dashboard or animate parts of the scene such as doors that open and close. This gives you complete control of not only what you see but also how your users will see it.

 
Smart copy/paste functionality

EB GUIDE 6.3 came with the copy/paste functionality that allowed users to copy and paste datapool items, events, view states, and widget templates. With this version, you can quickly duplicate functionality by copying and pasting elements such as widget trees in views, templates and states.  What this means is a decrease in development cycle times as you can now create your HMIs much more quickly.

 

Full text and reference search

EB GUIDE 6.4 comes with a full text and reference search.  The new search box, located in the command area, offers the possibility to search for all model elements such as widgets, templates, and datapool items and for full text within scripts. The search functionality also generates a preview of elements found.

 

COMING SOON! Widget template libraries! A library of widget templates that not only allows you to design HMIs faster but also iterate faster.

 

Start modeling now

Download the Community edition of EB GUIDE 6.4.

Read through our updated Release Notes.

Download updated user documentation.

Register for an EB GUIDE training workshop.

As always, get in touch with us if you have questions or feedback.