TerraSim® at I/ITSEC 2015

November 23, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA - At I/ITSEC 2015, TerraSim Inc., will showcase new and improved functionality in TerraTools® 5.1, demonstrate upcoming product innovations, and unveil a new service for generating correlated terrain content from existing VBS environments.

I/ITSEC, the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference, will be held at the South Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from November 30 to December 4. TerraSim will be co-located with Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) at Booth #2248.

TerraTools 5.1

TerraTools 5.1, the latest version of TerraSim's flagship terrain database generation software, contains over 300 new features, improvements, and bug fixes. Major highlights of TerraTools 5.1 include:

  • New CDB Import plug-in
  • Improved Batch Mode Manager custom cell selection and logging
  • Improved VBS3 support for trench generation, multimap optimizations, and terrain packing speed improvements
  • Improved exporter support for Unity, JCATS, CTDB, X-Plane, and Steel Beasts Pro

CDB Import Plug-in

Terrain constructed from CDB data
VBS3 terrain generated in
TerraTools from source CDB

TerraTools 5.1 features a new plug-in that imports geospatial data and model content from the Common Database (CDB) format into TerraTools. This content can then be processed and exported to one or more TerraTools supported terrain formats.

Key features include:

  • Supports CDB version 2.1, 3.0, and 3.2
  • Preserves geospatial source data and model attribution during import
  • Supports sub-region import based on user-defined bounds
  • Supports static CDB data layer import
    • Elevation
    • Imagery
    • Raster and vector surface materials
    • Geo-specific and geo-typical models
    • Road, railroad, powerline, and hydrography networks
  • Supports sublayer import

Trench Generation Technology for VBS3

TerraTools 5.1 includes new automated trench placement technology that uses trench centerline data to rapidly and automatically place 3D trench models. A collection of trench component models representing both man-made and earthen trench types have been added to the TerraTools model library for placement.

These trench models are fully functional in VBS3 and include destructible levels of detail. For added customization, users can import their own trench models into TerraTools for placement and export to VBS3.

Introducing Building Designer

TerraSim is excited to announce Building Designer, an upcoming stand-alone application that simplifies geo-specific building model generation. Building Designer will support common 2D and 3D building model formats for use across constructive, visual, and serious game runtime applications. For added customization, users can export Building Designer models for enhancement in popular 3D modeling applications, such as 3ds Max and Oxygen.

Xtract for VBS

TerraSim will unveil Xtract for VBS3, a new service for constructing correlated terrain content from existing VBS terrains. Through this service, TerraSim can extract geospatial content – including elevation, phototexture, surface mask, vector content, and more – from legacy VBS environments for customers to then enhance and reuse in newer terrain environments.

About TerraSim

TerraSim, a Bohemia Interactive Simulations Company, is a leading geospatial technology company that specializes in the development of advanced software solutions that automate the manipulation of geospatial source data, the generation of 3D terrain databases, and the export of those environments to the widest range of visual, constructive, and serious game runtimes in the industry.

For more information about TerraSim or our products, or to schedule a meeting at I/ITSEC 2015, please contact us at [email protected].


The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. It consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students.

I/ITSEC is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association � an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association � which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis, and related disciplines.

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