SIMNET is constantly evolving with new features and content. Be sure to check this page periodically to stay up to date with the latest functionality provided by SIMNET.
May 15, 2023
New Tech Support System
SIMNET has a new support and ticketing system, making it easier than ever to receive support for your questions. Simply contact us through the new Help Widget located on the bottom-right corner of the screen, and we will reply through email promptly. Click here to learn more about how use the new Help Widget: https://youtu.be/HoF4dWPT3FU
February 24, 2023
The new settings menu allows you to easily tweak the simulation rendering quality, and adjust sound effect volumes.
December 7, 2022
Skywalker Tilt-Body VTOL UAV
SIMNET now includes the Skywalker Tilt-Body VTOL UAV aircraft, which serves as an example for how to design your own tilt-body VTOL UAV within SIMNET.
October 28, 2022
Mugin 2600 Fixed-Wing UAV
SIMNET now includes the Mugin 2600 fixed-wing VTOL aircraft.
August 30, 2022
New First-Person-View User Interface
The Simulation Pane now features an improved user interface that emulates the flight interfaces provided by popular drone systems. The 'First Person View' and 'Stabilized Camera' view modes now have a Heads-Up-Display with information such as battery level, signal strengths, and flight altitude. On 'Stabilized Camera' view mode, the interface also allows for controlling the gimbal tilt and zoom. Buttons on the left allow for taking photos, as well as viewing or downloading them through a photo album.
August 9, 2022
RC Club Location
The 'Borinquén RC Model Club' location has been added, featuring a runway which can be used for practicing fixed-wing takeoffs and landings.
July 7, 2022
Export Model Feature
You can now export a 3D mesh of your aircraft model using the new export feature. Just click on the 'Export Model' button in the Viewer Pane.
October 26, 2021
Simplified VTOL Performance Analysis
We have added the 'Analysis Regime' setting within the Performance Pane. Select 'Vertical Flight' to obtain performance predictions in the vertical flight regime, or 'Forward Flight' to obtain forward flight performance predictions. You can use this feature to easily analyze the hover and forward performance of any VTOL design.
October 21, 2021
VTOL Modelling Tutorial
In this tutorial, you will learn how to model a quadplane VTOL from scratch. This includes modeling its airframe and propulsion system, adjusting its mass estimation and setting up its flight control system. Link: https://youtu.be/Ufg2PNcVs_k
New Component Type
October 14, 2021
3-Axis Stabilized Camera Component
SIMNET now supports simulation of 3-Axis stabilized cameras. You can use the simulation pane's 'Stabilized Camera' view mode to view the simulation from the camera point of view. Demo video: https://youtu.be/7-ze969s0J0
September 28, 2021
SIMNET Designer now supports undoing changes to the design, using the Undo button located in the Aircraft toolbar menu, or by pressing CTRL Z.
September 16, 2021
ArduPilot SITL Simulation Tutorial
The new tutorial video explains how to simulate an aircraft with the ArduPilot flight control system, using the QGroundControl smartphone app. You can control the aircraft manually using the on-screen virtual joystick, or autonomously by planning a mission through the app. You can find the tutorial video here: https://youtu.be/5ubFiXjQOJ4