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Added on September 28, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | How do I hide the blue friction cones when I use “render model: current”? How do I hide the interposition boxes and cg lines?
Added on September 8, 2018 | VC4 | How can I use the Easy Surface Builder to create my terrain meshes without removing points cloud points on the periphery so that my trees and buildings will be visible in my animation? I also don't want the Easy Surface Builder to be used on my trees or buildings.
Added on August 23, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | I need to make a hot rod type vehicle with one end of the vehicle raised further off the ground than the other. How can I do this in Virtual CRASH?
Added on August 7, 2018 | VC4 | Google Earth doesn’t seem to be working. I’m receiving an “Oops! Something went wrong” error. What’s going on?
Added on July 24, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | When I add axles to my imported vehicle model, the wheels aren’t centered with respect to the centerline of the vehicle. How can I fix this?
Added on July 11, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | Can I make a diagram rendered in skylight or direct light that shows my vehicles and multibody at various interpositions?
Added on July 6, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | When I try to launch Virtual CRASH, I see the splash screen, and then nothing happens. What should I do?
Added on June 28, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I indicate that lights are on my vehicle without using the volumetric lighting halo effect? How can I show lights on in daytime lighting? Is there a way to rig a vehicle with lights so I can reuse it?
Added on May 30, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | I’m trying to simulate a sedan effectively engaging in an offset frontal collision with trailer tandems, but Virtual CRASH seems to simulate it as a sideswipe. What can I do to model this type of impact?
Added on May 16, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | I have a monochromatic point cloud. How can I set the color of the points in Virtual CRASH?
Added on May 15, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | In one of your advertisement videos, I saw that you covered up vehicles that were in your Google Earth aerial. You also made a road sign from Google Street View. How did you do that?
Added on May 9, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to apply a pre-defined crash pulse to a vehicle?
Added on April 22, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | Whenever I simulate my vehicle driving on an auto-driver path or uphill, it slows down. When I simulate a vehicle going downhill, it speeds up. How can I keep my vehicle moving at a constant speed?
Added on March 26, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | Can I put logos or decals on trailers or vehicles?
Added on March 20, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | After impact, my cars are trying to steer back to their auto-driver paths. How can I disengage the auto-driver feature near the moment-of-impact?
Added on February 17, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | I want to make a video without the bounding boxes and lines showing. How can I do this?
Added on February 16, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I display speed and distance information in my videos?
Added on January 31, 2018 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I add additional regions to my terrain surface mesh?
Added on December 21, 2017 | VC4 | I have a point cloud in las format from Pix4D, how can I load it into Virtual CRASH 4? How do I export point clouds from CloudCompare?
Added on December 20, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | How do I export report dynamics data into Excel?
Added on November 14, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | Is there a way to report the (x,y,z,) vs time data for an arbitrary position within a vehicle’s frame of reference?
Added on November 14, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to make a copy of an object?
Added on November 10, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I add an axle to my vehicle?
Added on November 10, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to put snow, ice, or water into my scene?
Added on November 7, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | Is there an easy way to measure arc lengths, path lengths, and angles?
Added on November 6, 2017 | VC4 | How can I include crush damage in my simulations and animations?
Added on November 2, 2017 | VC4 | Is it possible to animate a vehicle moving backward?
Added on October 17, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | When I try to make a naked multibody I am told by Windows “you do not have permission to open this file.” I need naked man. What do I do?
Added on October 9, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | I followed the instructions in Chapter 1 to install Virtual CRASH, but it looks like I’m still in trial mode. How can I fix this?
Added on October 5, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | When I import my vehicle into my scene from the database, the wheels are off the ground and my vehicle looks like a lowrider. What’s going on?
Added on September 22, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | I need a 53 ft long two-axle trailer for my simulation. Is there a way to make this in Virtual CRASH?
Added on September 14, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | Can one elevate objects in Virtual CRASH at a user specified speed?
Added on August 24, 2017 | VC4 | The Google Earth tool is telling me my browser isn’t supported? What’s going on here?
Added on July 1, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I simulate a vehicle coming to a complete stop before accelerating and turning a few seconds later?
Added on May 20, 2017 | VC3 | There are a lot of vehicles in the database that reuse the generic hatchback mesh. Is there a way to filter out those vehicles from the database so I can quickly access only those vehicles with custom meshes?
Added on April 29, 2017 | VC3 | When I render my scenes, the frames seem dark for some reason. Is it possible to increase the brightness of my rendered frames?
Added on April 29, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | My tractor-trailer is accelerating at a much lower rate than I am specifying in the sequences menu. What am I doing wrong here?
Added on March 20, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to export the “report dynamics” data to a plain text file? Can I change the precision of the data that’s reported?
Added on March 16, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | What determines when tire marks are made in a simulation? Is there a way to turn them off?
Added on March 14, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | My imported vehicle doesn’t seem to have the correct width even though I set the width in the size menu. What am I doing wrong?
Added on March 10, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | I’m trying to adjust the heading of my tractor-trailer to go straight down the road, but it keeps turning instead of going straight. What’s going on?
Added on March 9, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I use the auto-driver to set up an intersection collision?
Added on February 14, 2017 | VC3 | VC4 | I’m trying to import my terrain mesh into Virtual CRASH 3, but when I import my dxf file, parts of the terrain are missing. What’s going on? Is it possible add additional sections to my mesh?
Added on February 3, 2017 | VC3 | Can I export my total station data in PTS file format from Excel?
Added on January, 21 2017 | VC3 | Can I simulate an underride type accident?
Added on December 27, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | How do you change the maximum simulation time?
Added on December 26, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | When I give my bicycle + rider (or motorcycle + rider) group object an initial speed, they move in the wrong direction. What am I doing wrong?
Added on December 16, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | How does one enable pedestrian-tire or rigid body tire interactions?
Added on November 22, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I incorporate images of buildings into my simulations?
Added on November 17, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to attach a rider to a bicycle or motorcycle? Can I make a pedestrian follow an arbitrary path?
Added on October 4, 2016 | VC3 | Can a multibody model's skin color and hair be modified in Virtual CRASH 3?
Added on September 30, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to independently apply braking to a trailer?
Added on: September 30, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to export single frames in Virtual CRASH 3?
Added on: September 28, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | How can I simulate trailer separation using Virtual CRASH 3?
Added on: September 28, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Is there a way to simulate a vehicle mass separation at impact?
Added on: September 27, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Can I place a camera inside of a vehicle to show the driver's point of view? I would also like to study lines-of-sight. Is that possible in Virtual CRASH 3?
Added on: September 8, 2016 | VC3 | When I render my animation, a large glare appears on my vehicle's window as it travels along its path. Is there a way to turn this off?
Added on: August 18, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | I created my terrain mesh in Rhino, exported to 3DS format, and I'm using it in Virtual CRASH 3, but I can't seem to disable ground reflections? How do I disable reflections?
Added on: August 17, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | How do I access the PDOF for my crash simulation?
Added on: August 16, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | I need to conduct a biomechanical study involving head impacts. How can I access data for the multibody head segment?
Added on: August 16, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Can I access position and orientation data for vehicle wheels?
Added on: July 28, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Various questions about working with Tractor-Trailers.
Added on: July 15, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Can I include guard rails in my simulations?
Added on: July 14, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | How do I make a custom traffic sign in Virtual CRASH?
Added on: July 2, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | I'm using the fast control icons to steer my vehicle, but it doesn't stay on the same path when I change the initial speed. Why not?
Added on: June 30, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | I purchased a third-party vehicle mesh, but when I drag and drop the vcm file onto a vehicle from the database, the mesh isn't oriented correctly. What's going on?
Added: June 30, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | I seem to be getting update errors. Why do these automatic updates keep failing?
Added: June 30, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | How do I change the moments-of-inertia for my vehicle?
Added: June 30, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Is it possible to customize the multibody model beyond just changing the overall weight and height?
Added: June 28, 2016 | VC3 | VC4 | Can I delete one of the axles in a three-axle trailer model?