The version is released some weeks ago and we received positive feedback for the new 3D view and the better integration to install/upgrade cranes.
The kranXpert demo version is now based on the 220.127.116.11 version and we build a new free edition 2011 and replace the rotation view with the 3D view.
What is the next development.
The next steps are rewriting the drawing system that have filled drawing objects in the front, left and top view. Then adding more 3D drawing elements that are rotatable in all directions and not only in the top view like in the current version.
Then we want add 3D clipart support, first for the wavefront .obj file format later for other formats and our own format with length and color properties.
Also we want change the view of the boom and the crane that’s more realistic and not only for the boom a rounded line that was ok for the 2.5 D view but looks boring in the 3D view.
In a blog article below someone ask in a comment (español) about how kranXpert currently calculate and draw the boom here is a picture that explains that exists also in the kranXpert help file.
The update feature #5 is a step into the upcoming full 3D version of kranXpert. We add a 3D view where you can freely move the camera and select from 3 different viewing types: wireframe, solid and wireframe with solid.
In the next kranXpert version we change the selection of drawing items.
In the current version all items are only selected when you click on visible lines.
In the next version you can select drawing items like filled elements.
When you have overlapping drawing elements the priority is always on click lines.
Today i want to write about the work to insert the Liebherr crane LR 1600/2 to kranXpert.
The crane leaflet has 102 pages of information’s and since the last update, kranXpert supports colored counterweight and suspend counterweight load tables that mean, that we have to insert the load capacity and the counterweight for every value.
We need about two weeks to insert the crane. The count of kranXpert moving tables are 418 that’s mean that are 418 different configuration tables where kranXpert select the right table when you choose from the crane setup.
The crane have 53987 single load values, to input this, we have to press 210939 times the numeric keypad and to insert the extra counterweight we have to pressed 79743 times the keyboard. That are together 290682 keyboard hits.
Then we have to insert the hook block information’s the crane dimensions the load chart table itself the radius/boom length information’s for every load value, that’s was really a big act to input this crane.
To import the crane to the kranXpert database takes about 2-10 minutes.
And here are the result: LR 1600/2 inside kranXpert
The green panel show the variable counterweight.