Prepar3D® at I/ITSEC 2010

The Prepar3D® team was at the I/ITSEC 2010 conference and trade show last week in Orlando. This is the largest show of its type in the world, showcasing the latest in training and simulation technologies. Chester Kennedy, Vice President of Engineering for Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics speaks to the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) about Lockheed Martin and Prepar3D® in a video interview. A highlight is the Multi-Function Training Aid (MFTA) shown running Prepar3D®. Click on the video below to see the interview!

Developer Network Subscriptions

Hi Everyone, I wanted to let everyone know that we have clarified the Developer Network subscription requirements and confirm that if you need more than two licenses per developer seat, you will be able to purchase additional subscriptions. This will ensure that you will be able to scale the license requirements to suit your specific needs, such as setting up multi-channel simulation systems and to test the multi-user/player features. Regards, John

Case Studies

Hi, I am very pleased to post the first of many case studies showing Prepar3D® being used.  The first one is the use of Prepar3D® in a Lockheed Martin C-130 simulator training device called the MFTA. Let me know if you would like your Prepar3D® solution to be listed as a case study.  We would be very happy to showcase it! Regards, John

Scalable Display Technologies Provides EasyBlend Compatibility for Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® Software

Nov 15, 2010 09:00 ET EasyBlend™ Auto-Calibration Option Enables Immersive Projected Displays CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Marketwire – November 15, 2010) – Scalable Display Technologies (SDT), a leading provider of software for multi-projection display systems, today announced that Lockheed Martin’s recently launched Prepar3D® professional training and simulation software is shipping “EasyBlend Ready,” enabling it to seamlessly interoperate with SDT’s EasyBlend™ calibration software. Prepar3D® builds on a proven simulation framework for aviation training. Lockheed Martin is customizing it for ground, civil, and logistics applications. Engaging users in immersive experiences with realistic environments, Prepar3D® is an affordable tool for training, evaluating, and preparing personnel for

Showcase Your Work

There is already some very impressive work that is being done by developers using Prepar3D and some of this work can be seen in the Showcase area in the Forum.   Scroll down to see the scenery work of Dean here: This is my favourite shot: And Ralph here: If anyone has some work that they would like to share, please do!  We would love to see what is being done with Prepar3D!! John

Developer Network Feedback

Hi Everyone! The response to the Developer Network has been fantastic!  There are many of you that have joined and we are starting to see some amazing results in the Showcase area in the forum!  If you have not yet taken the step to join because you need more information, or have any other reason, let me know what those reasons are so that we can ensure we are addressing any concerns and make as much additional information available as possible.   The Developer Network is fast becoming a vibrant community and we want you to become part of it!! If

SDK Available for Download

The Prepar3D SDK is now available on the download page! The SDK documentation is now part of the new Learning Center launcher.  After installation of the SDK, a shortcut will appear in your Start Menu called ‘SDK Learning Center.’  This can also be found in the SDK installation directory in \LC\LearningCenter.exe You can choose an article,  select the Add to Favorites Star, and customize your own SDK articles in the ‘Favorites’ section. Here is a screenshot: Enjoy!

Getting Ready for Prepar3D Download

As you know, Prepar3D will be available on Monday next week for purchase and download. The Prepar3D application is a very large file!  The download will be 10.5Gb and the SDK will be an additional 304Mb.  A download manager is a must in order to download successfully and ensure a restart if the connection is interrupted for any reason.   You could download without it if you have a solid reliable internet connection.  Any good download manager that can point to an FTP or HTTP download address will be fine.  I have successfully tested wxDownload Fast (an open source download manager app) with