New Features for User Interface Software Enable Cooler GUIs, Better Development
Today Altia, Inc. announces the release of Altia Design 11.1, the centerpiece of Altia’s user interface development tool suite. With the new features rolled into Altia Design 11.1, users are equipped to develop better GUIs than ever before – with exciting new content.
Altia offers a GUI editor and graphics code generator that enable development teams to build completely custom user interface models with graphics created from scratch or imported from industry-standard design programs like Adobe Photoshop. The Altia GUI can be connected to a variety of simulation tools or C code to create a complex, user-driven model which can be shared with users and management teams for testing and validation prior to production. Once approved, Altia’s code generator automatically generates pure C source code that is optimized to take full advantage of the resources of the selected production hardware.
New features in Altia Design 11.1 help users deliver extremely high quality GUIs. The Validator gives users the capability to perform real-time validation of their GUI design against general guidelines or even design rules specific to their selected embedded target. Users can now look under the hood while their GUI runs within Altia Design to review and trap animation activity with the new Debugger. The next generation of the Altia Design Display Object – the new Layer Manager – helps users to manage multi-layer designs, create screens and handle layer composition.
With Altia Design 11.1, users also can import and control eye-catching 3D mesh files and animations from 3D authoring tools like Maya and 3DS Max with the all new 3D Scene Object. The new Multi-Plot Object offers cool and custom complex plotting, strip-charting and data logging capabilities for advanced applications like medical and industrial user interfaces. Additionally, Altia Design 11.1 includes enhanced support for right-to-left languages plus the unique characteristics of Arabic.
Altia, Inc. is a software company that provides user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Altia also provides engineering services to support customer projects. The company was founded in 1991 and its customers include United Technologies, Ford, Chrysler, NordicTrack, Guidant, Hollister, Lockheed Martin and hundreds of other leading manufacturers. For more information about Altia’s products and services, visit www.altia.com or contact Altia’s corporate headquarters at 719-598-4299.