HMI creation with CGI Studio 3.13: On a larger scale

HMI creation with CGI Studio 3.13: On a larger scale

Usability is especially important for complex, large-scale HMI projects. On the one hand, because of the dimension of the project itself, but also due to the large teams working together. The latest improvements of CGI Studio, the 3.13 release, is perfect for such scenarios. Ranging from the new 64-bit scene composer going beyond memory confines to “Easy Mode UI”, for individual UI configurations for different user roles.

 

Large scale projects are the Champions League of HMI creation. The new 64-bit Scene Composer of CGI Studio 3.13 supports users who want to go beyond past memory confines. Automatic text size verification helps to fit texts into graphical confines, for example to speed up multi-language projects. Candera’s award-winning Smart Importer is improved by a unified import dialog for easy import of all the different types of files users can import. Add to this an all-new ‘Snap feature’ for dynamic lists, various new UI/UX enhancements, and an improved ‘Easy Mode’ of the user interface – and you are ready to play!

 

 

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CGI Studio 3.13
Fig. 1: CGI Studio 3.13: Creating large-scale HMI projects – fast and easy.

64-bit Scene Composer

Large-scale HMI

Large-scale HMI projects can be challenging due to strict restrictions in memory and size. CGI Studio’s new 64-bit scene composer helps users to master big-sized projects by going beyond memory confines. It is also compatible with external 64-bit plug-ins for easy implementation of e.g. any kind of navigation solutions.

 

 

Text Size Verification

Text Size Verification

Aligning the length of pre-written texts with the space provided within the GUI can be a difficult, time- and resource-consuming process. CGI Studio now comes with an in-built, convenient report to proof that text size fits within graphical boundaries. Calculations are based on real rendering and provide layout information, for example on height and width of the text.

 

 

Smart Importer

Candera’s award-winning Smart importer gets better all the time. Long-time users of CGI Studio know that the Smart Importer imports graphics files directly into CGI Studio. During the import, its innovative AI detects industry-standard controls such as gauges, sliders, and buttons – and automatically adds their proper functionality.

 

The latest version of the Smart Importer in CGI Studio 3.13 now includes a unified import dialog for different file types, so you can import your graphics file, be it from Adobe Photoshop®, Sketch, Axure RP, Figma or Adobe XD. The improved UI dialog helps you create your HMI faster by guided mapping. As does the Drag&Drop support for your glTF imports.

Candera’s Smart Importer

Fig. 2: Unified import into Candera’s Smart Importer in CGI Studio 3.13

 

Candera’s Smart Importer speeds up the whole HMI creation process by providing a direct preview, full re-import for quick design iterations, and image merging to reduce the memory footprint.

 

 

Extended Help System

Extended-Help-System

When you need help with your HMI project, you need it fast. The new dynamic in-page-search of CGI Studio 3.13 gives you the answers you need when you need them. This includes a history with forward and backward buttons as well as a simple and easy feedback option for each page. Check it out today and find regularly revised as well as interesting new articles and tutorials.

 

 

Easy Mode UI

It is always easier to find your way through known territory. Personalize the user interface of your CGI Studio Scene Composer to find your way faster and create your HMIs more effectively. Define the visibility of properties and default values or write protection in the way you need it. You can even create individual UI configurations for different user roles, which comes handy when coordinating big teams working on large-scale projects.

 

Dynamic List

Dynamic lists can be a hassle to navigate, especially when you’re trying to find a specific item. CGI Studio 3.13 has introduced a new feature that makes scrolling through lists a breeze. The snap function for list items improves touch interaction by stopping the list at the exact point you need it to, instead of somewhere slightly above or below. This feature ensures that you can find the item you’re looking for with ease.

Dynamic-List

Fig. 3: CGI Studio 3.13’s new snap function for better touch interaction

 

UX Improvements

The creation of your HMI can only be as fast as you can use your HMI tool. This is why CGI Studio 3.13 provides for better usability of toolbar, list, and text style editor. For example, an extended search panel, the state machine editor now supporting undo and redo, transition order, and state alignment for quick and intuitive HMI composition. But even more, Bird Eye, context menu, as well as a number of short cuts have been added to Fusion and State machine editors.

You can rotate and zoom your display preview for better overview. Also, support for long path names is now larger than 255 characters.

 

The Fusion editor, incidentally, is Candera’s latest feature for Intuitive visual composition of logic and behaviors. It is for users without any programming skills – making HMI creation more accessible for everyone.

 

Updated Monotype Libraries

CGI Studio 3.13 further comes with an update of the well-established Monotype Library: iType® font engine version 6.2.2 and WorldTypeShaper version 5 with Unicode 14 support.

 

 

 

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CGI Studio 3.12: Intelligent HMI creation

CGI Studio 3.12: Intelligent HMI creation

Intelligent solutions save time, money, and costly man hours of sought-after experts. This is true especially for complex projects such as in HMI creation. CGI Studio 3.12 features several intelligent solutions to everyday challenges in HMI creation, for example: The Fusion Editor, an enhanced Smart Importer with Figma import, an upgraded help system, a large set of 3D primitives, and support for vector graphics.

 

CGI Studio 3.12 highlights include: The new enhanced Smart Importer now supports the import of Figma files – while recognizing controls more precisely. With the new Fusion Editor users can visually compose their application logic. Support for Vector Graphics ensures more brilliant HMI graphics with lower memory footprint. An improved State Machine Editor comes with plenty of options to visually enrich your specification, and the Player allows for rotation and seamless scaling of GUIs in the making. The upgraded Help System now offers dynamic documentation incl. search and history as well as support for multiple languages – perfect for international teams, beginners and HMI Pros who want to further speed up their HMI game.

 

Want to see for yourself? Watch the CGI Studio 3.12 film!

A free trial of CGI Studio is also available.

Fig. 1: CGI Studio 3.12: High-performance HMI creation – the intelligent way.

Enhanced Smart Importer: Figma Cloud Import & better AI

The Smart Importer is Candera’s award-winning technology that lets users import graphics files directly into CGI Studio. During the import, its innovative AI detects industry standard controls such as gauges, sliders, and buttons – and automatically adds their proper functionality.

Significant improvements of the Smart Importer made this detecting process more precise and easier to use – for more accurate control mapping via AI.

 

The Smart Importer has been supporting the import of graphics files from Adobe Photoshop®, Sketch, Axure RP, and Adobe XD for a while. The direct import of Figma files, including support of the cloud interface, is the latest addition to a growing list of supported tools.

Fig. 2: Figma import directly from the cloud in CGI Studio 3.12

 

Candera’s Smart Importer speeds up the whole HMI creation process by providing a direct preview, full re-import for quick design iterations, and image merging to reduce the memory footprint.

 

 

Fusion Editor: Visual Composition of Logic

 In the 3.12 release, Candera has introduced the Fusion Editor in CGI Studio for the first time. The Fusion Editor allows users to easily compose the application logic in a graphical manner and combine it with the user interface. This feature is aimed at users without any programming skills and is intended to make HMI creation more accessible for everyone.

Fig. 3: Fusion Editor: Visual composition of logic and behaviors.

 

 

Support for Vector Graphics: Go Big!

There are many advantages to vector graphics: Their scalability, their small file size even when scaled very large, that they are easy to edit, load, modify, and duplicate.

In CGI Studio 3.12, vector graphics can now be used in HMIs – for creating even more brilliant Graphical User Interfaces. Users can simply import SVG files into the Scene Composer and use them as they would any other graphics file.

 

 

State Machine Editor: Design your Specification

Significant improvements in CGI Studio 3.12’s State Machine now allow for users to design their screen transition specifications with flexible use of screenshots, custom images, colors, or even annotations. Elements of the state machine have become “designable”, so users can design their state flows according to their needs. For better overview, more efficient HMI creation and in the end: Faster time to market.

Fig. 4: State Machine Editor: Individually designable state machine for better overview.

 

 

State Machine Editor – NEW: Pseudostates
The improved state machine Editor of CGI Studio 3.12 now also gives users the option to work with pseudostates. A pseudostate is used to simplify specifications of multiple state transitions. It combines and encompasses multiple direct transitions like forks.

   Fig. 5: A) state machine with two transitions vs. B) state machine with two transitions WITH pseudostate.

 

CGI Studio Player: Rotate and Zoom

Speaking of ‘What You See Is What You Get’: CGI Studio’s Player lets users view their HMI right away. With the latest upgrade, it is now also possible to fit one’s HMI simulation to one’s screen while rotating it any way one needs – as well as scaling it to any size necessary. HMI simulation has never been more comfortable.

Fig. 6: CGI Studio Player: Easy rotation and zoom.

 

 

Upgraded Help System: Dynamic – and in your language

A clearly structured, extensive help system is the basis for fast on-boarding and overall effective use of any design tool. In CGI Studio 3.12, a new dynamic documentation including search & history get users to their answers faster. Also, a new look & feel with images and multimedia content makes looking for answers more effective and enjoyable. Lastly, the updated help system provides support for multiple languages.

Fig. 7: Help & Documentation: Answers to any question, here in Japanese.

 

 

Further improvements include an extended set of 3D Primitives for users to quickly draft their 3D scene.
The Extended Android support now includes features such as runtime resource overlay (RRO), virtual display support and revised touch & keyboard input.

Fig. 8: CGI Studio 3.12 provides a large number of 3D Primitives.

 

 

For more, watch the CGI Studio 3.12 Highlights video.

 

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Candera Studio Feature Pack 2

Candera Studio Feature Pack 2

Candera Studio: Introducing Fusion Editor’s “Super Sets”

Super Sets are templates for logic blocks, which significantly speed up and simplify the HMI creation process: Users are now able to re-use blocks of logic, that they created for specific needs of their HMI. But that is not all: Candera Studio’s Feature Pack 2 comes with improvements of the state machine, “smart render” state caching to accelerate render performance, and advances in both the data source editor and font engine.

 

 

Candera Studio is the new HMI creation software for industrial, medical, and white goods industries, as well as other advanced embedded or individual HMIs. Easily accessible, intuitive to use – even for users without any coding experience – Candera Studio accepts any input (graphical files) and is set up to output to any embedded hardware on which user interfaces are displayed. Candera is opening to new users and new markets – highlighting Candera’s mission statement: “Candera is where Humans and Machines Interact: In displays of embedded devices.”

 

Now there is the first update. What is new about Candera Studio? Here is a sneak preview:

 

 

Fusion Editor’s “Super Sets”

Candera Studio’s Fusion Editor now includes a new feature called Super Sets. Users can easily merge complex logic into easy-to-use templates, share and re-use Super Sets within and across projects, and tailor the interface of Super Sets for high usability.

 

Fig. 1: Fusion Editor Super Sets: The template nodes are marked with the golden Super Set icon.

In short: combine custom Fusion diagrams in re-usable templates for simplified use. Once you have created one set of logic, it becomes much more efficient to re-use it for similar applications. For more, watch the Fusion Super Sets film.

Fig. 2: Fusion Editor Super Sets: Re-use logical blocks you have created before.

A free trial version is now available.

State Machine Improvements

Candera Studio’s improved State Machine lets users design their screen transition specifications with flexible use of images, such as screenshots or snapshots, as well as annotations and individual coloring solutions.

Another step towards making the tool even more intuitive to work with: better integration of key-shortcuts or support for zoom levels.

Fig. 3: State Machine: more intuitive to use

Increased Rendering Performance

For Candera Studio’s Feature Pack 2, render performance has been optimized by smart render state caching to accelerate render performance. Users benefit from optimized render stability in conjunction with rendering of vector graphics

Fig. 4: Smart render state caching for accelerated render performance

Advanced Data Source Editor

Candera Studio’s Data Source Editor now supports a broad set of complex data types: Vector 2, Vector 3, Vector 4, Colour, Asynchronous List, and Rectangle. Additionally, support for global data items has been added to easily share data between multiple scenes

 

Monotype Font Engine

The professional Monotype font engine is fully integrated in Candera Studio and used to render fonts. Supporting shaping, the optimized 2D Basic Sample showcases high-quality Monotype fonts for a wide variety of use cases. Beyond improving visual appearance, the right choice of fonts can ensure safety requirements for HMIs in critical applications or ensure a globally uniform brand appearance across many languages.

Further improvements include a powerful dynamic list control (for more, watch the video), JavaScript samples, improved Adobe XD import for the Smart Importer, UI/UX optimizations for the Fusion Editor.

 

For those new to Candera Studio, a quick reminder:

Candera’s latest innovation is the HMI software toolchain Candera Studio – for industrial applications. It is an intuitive, noncoding HMI software tool – clearly “designed for designers”. For easy access, especially faster on-boarding, with multi-language documentation, and detailed tutorials.

Designed to be open: to be integrated “from any input” i.e., various graphics tools – “to any output” i.e., operating systems and hardware.
Presenting for the first time the Fusion Editor for intuitive visual composition of logic and behaviors: No coding skills necessary.

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Candera Studio includes ready-to-use controls, automated workflows, integrated state machine and an AI-powered Smart Importer. It uses artificial intelligence to recognize relevant components such as buttons, sliders, gauges, etc., and suggests the appropriate function for each element. Simply select the appropriate component and define its property. Check the result immediately in a simulation of the Candera Studio Player. In a few minutes, you have created a fully functional HMI.

 

 

New: Watch the Candera Studio Best of video: https://youtu.be/l5kULSnEH-E

 

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About Candera

Candera is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. Candera supports its customers with the CGI Studio and Candera Studio tool environments, as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz, Austria and Candera Japan, are both part of KAGA FEI Co., Ltd. situated in Yokohama, Japan.

Candera releases newest version of HMI design tool: CGI Studio 3.11

Candera releases newest version of HMI design tool: CGI Studio 3.11

With CGI Studio 3.11’s ability to import directly from Adobe® XD, HMI creation is now faster than ever.

 

For users of CGI Studio, time-to-market is of high priority. This understanding is reflected in the main new features of CGI Studio 3.11. These features include an improved user interface, the award-winning Smart Importer’s new ability to import graphics directly from Adobe XD, accompanying documentation to help integrate CGI Studio 3.11 into an automotive Cybersecurity environment according to the ISO/SAE 21434 standard, and a new extended Control set to speed up HMI creation.

To learn more about CGI Studio or request a trial version, please visit the link below:

https://cgistudio.at/hmi-design/

Anyone working on HMIs shares the challenge of striving to create the most brilliant graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in the shortest time possible. In an age in which time-to-market is becoming ever more important and HMI teams are comprised of people with differing levels of coding and design skills, it is now more important than ever to have an HMI tool such as CGI Studio that puts users in the position to meet these demands – as quickly and efficiently as possible.

With a focus on advanced usability features like ready-to-use HMI controls, automated workflows, and integrated state machines, CGI Studio makes HMI creation easy, even for users without coding skills.

CGI Studio’s Smart Importer allows for even faster creation of HMIs

“Winning the Car HMI Europe Award for our Smart Importer in 2021 gave us confidence that we are on the right path with Smart Importer and made us even more determined to push the boundaries of what can be done with it,” says Reinhard Füricht, CEO of Candera.

Based on innovative AI-detection technologies, Candera’s Smart Importer speeds up the whole HMI creation process. While other HMI design tools require the user to import each element and add functionality to them one after another, Candera’s Smart Importer will do a direct import of a design file and add functionality to it automatically. Users can import graphics files into CGI Studio from Adobe Photoshop®, Sketch, Axure RP, and now also Adobe XD. Relevant components like gauges, sliders, and buttons are then automatically detected, and the proper functionality can be added to each element.

 

Candera’s Smart Importer supports a direct preview, full re-import for quickly importing design iterations, and image merging to reduce the memory footprint. It even allows for the creation of state machines to support the import of multiple scenes at once.

 

A fully-functional HMI that can be easily created using Smart Importer

 

Automotive Cybersecurity: integration in accordance with ISO/SAE 21434

 

Modern cars tend to use more and more interconnected features. At the same time, the number of cyberattacks is rapidly growing. In response, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) released regulation No. 155, making cybersecurity compliance a pre-requisite for the approval of new vehicle models. With CGI Studio 3.11, Candera supports automotive OEMs and Tier 1s in the successful integration of CGI Studio into their cybersecurity-related HMI applications and their endeavours to conform to requirements for newly developed vehicle models.

 

The document on the topic provided with 3.11 guides cybersecurity experts through the recommended way of integrating CGI Studio as an off-the-shelf product (according to ISO/SAE 21434 chapter 6.4.6). It introduces the available configuration options for an ISO/SAE 21434 cybersecurity software stack, and lists known vulnerabilities related to the product as well as to the various 3rd party and open-source software (OSS) components. A CVSS v3.0 vulnerability report is also attached to support Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment (TARA).

Easy implementation of bar graphs and line graphs

In response to user requests, CGI Studio’s vast Control set has been further extended with 3.11 in the form of easily implementable bar graphs and line graphs. Using these new controls, users can now bring their HMIs to life faster than ever before.

 

Support for even more platforms

With CGI Studio 3.11, Candera is expanding its already far-reaching target hardware support, most prominently to NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX 8M Nano Applications Processor and STMicroelectronics’ STM32MP1.

With this latest release from Candera’s design tool user projects now also benefit from Multi-Display Support for DRM/KMS.

 

Additional improvements

The focus for CGI Studio 3.11 is speed; from performance improvements to the State Machine Editor, Scene Editor, and Player to support for multiple global state machines. New documentation (such as a detailed guide for using the built-in state machine), an updated best practices design guide, and a new in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) tutorial all help users onboard even faster. Enhanced color palette integration, optimized handling of the state machine, the ability to play only certain parts of animations, and dynamic changing of text style all allow users to design HMIs more quickly and efficiently.  CGI Studio’s graphics engine was also optimized in size and runtime performance to provide users with the most efficient embedded graphics rendering.

 

With over 20 years of experience in embedded software development, Candera offers a customizable product for our broad customer base. We work closely together with our customers and industry partners to provide solutions for both current and future HMI needs.

 

Request a trial version of CGI Studio:

https://cgistudio.at/hmi-design/

 

About Candera

Candera is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. Candera supports its customers with the CGI Studio tool environment, as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz, Austria and Candera America Inc. are part of KAGA FEI Co., Ltd., situated in Yokohama / Japan.

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Candera presenting CGI Studio 3.10 at “3rd China Automotive Intelligent Cockpit Summit 2021” in Shanghai

Candera presenting CGI Studio 3.10 at “3rd China Automotive Intelligent Cockpit Summit 2021” in Shanghai

On September 27th and 28th, the 3rd China Automotive Intelligent Cockpit Summit will feature speakers and makers presenting their latest in intelligent cockpit design. During these 2 days Candera will present its latest award-winning HMI solutions and give an interesting insight into the Next Generation of HMI Development.

This year’s China Automotive Intelligent Summit 2021 in Shanghai will gather about 120 experts and executives from the automotive industry to focus on network technologies, software developments, hardware innovations, business models and user insights about intelligent cockpits – as well as to provide an in-depth comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges of intelligent cockpit development.

 

The Candera team is glad to be back in person in Asia and will proudly present Candera’s latest CGI Studio version 3.10: https://cgistudio.at/cgi-studio-3-10.

In the spotlight is the now established “Smart AI-based graphics Importer”, which automatically transforms graphics into fully functional HMIs.  The “Smart Importer” now also permits direct import from PSD, Sketch or Axure RP: https://youtu.be/7RaKP-Pyb7c

The Candera Smart Importer recently won the first price at Germany’s CarHMI Award 2021 in the category ‘Most Innovative Application of Machine Learning & AI in Automotive HMI + UX’. Runner up was Mercedes-Benz with their “MBUX Zero Layer”.

The Car HMI Europe Award exclusively honours exceptional projects in the automotive industry. It celebrates outstanding solutions, innovations and unique development processes in automotive user experience, UIs and HMIs.

More highlights of CGI Studio 3.10 include the new Japanese user interface in addition to English, enhanced samples and tutorials for easy onboarding, and improved “Candera LINK” remote rendering: https://youtu.be/9xuqOFoVAhk

All of which will help designers to save precious time and costs.

 

The Candera team is looking forward to welcoming you at the China Automotive Intelligent Summit 2021 in Shanghai (at the Radisson Collection Hotel, Xing Guo Shanghai – 78 Xing Guo Road, Changning District, Shanghai 200052, P.R. China) on September 27th and 28th, 2021.

 

About Candera

Candera is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers.

Candera supports its customers with the CGI Studio tool environment as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz, Austria and Candera America Inc. are part of KAGA FEI Co., Ltd. , situated in Yokohama / Japan.

 

About CGI Studio

CGI Studio is a scalable and hardware independent HMI and GUI design software for developing digital instrument clusters, head-up displays, infotainment systems (IVI), rear seat entertainment and many more. The special USP of CGI Studio lies in the representation of 2D / 3D display elements but it also includes features such as multilingualism, particularly sophisticated safety functions and a reliable and worldwide customer service. Numerous automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide rely on this innovative software tool.

 

To find out more about China Automotive Intelligent Summit

http://www.ecvinternational.com/

 

CGI Studio 3.10: faster, smarter, more direct

CGI Studio 3.10: faster, smarter, more direct

Candera significantly improves CGI Studio on all levels

After the successful release of CGI Studio 3.9, Candera has further improved several features in their new version CGI Studio 3.10. In the spotlight is the now established “Smart AI-based graphics Importer”, which automatically transforms graphics into fully functional HMIs.  The “Smart Importer” now also permits direct import from PSD, Sketch, or Axure RP. More highlights of CGI Studio 3.10 are the Japanese user interface, in addition to English, enhanced samples and tutorials for easy onboarding, and “Candera LINK” for remote services. All of which will help especially designers to save precious time and costs.

 

Designers and graphic artists are playing a crucial role in HMI development. They need to deliver quick results, implement many design iterations and create fully functional HMIs. With our focus on advanced usability features like ready-to-use HMI controls, automated workflows and integrated state machines, Candera makes HMI creation for users without coding skills easy. “With CGI Studio 3.10 we take another large step forward,” says Reinhard Füricht, CEO of Candera. “By further simplifying the composition process it is now even easier for designers to intuitively follow their creativity and get great HMI solutions in the process. Moreover, the Smart Importer allows to facilitate and speed up the HMI development process and so reduces costs. This enables a faster time to market and also creates space for creativity.”

 

Candera Smart Importer with extended functionality

 Users of CGI Studio 3.9 have gotten to know first features of Candera’s Smart Photoshop Importer in a preview, now CGI Studio 3.10 includes the Smart Importer with extended functionality.

Based on innovative AI detection algorithm technologies, Candera’s Smart Importer has one major goal: to speed up the whole HMI creation process. Indeed, whilst other HMI design tools oblige the user to manually add functionality to each single element of their UI artwork, Candera’s Smart Importer will handle this job automatically. It imports from Photoshop, Sketch or Axure RP files into CGI Studio and can be extended in the future for additional graphic or prototyping tools. Moreover, the Smart Importer detects relevant components like gauges, sliders, buttons and many more and adds the most probable functionality to each of these elements. Candera’s Smart Importer now supports a direct preview, a control mapping and control configuration, a full re-import for quickly importing design iterations, image merging to reduce the memory footprint and even allows the creation of state machines to support several scenes. For using the Smart Importer no programming skills are needed.

Figure 1: Axure RP is directly supported by Candera’s Smart Importer.

                                 

Scene Composer – now also in Japanese

Candera’s multilingual user-interface “Scene Composer” is now available in English and Japanese. To make sure every user gets on board quickly and can use the full potential of CGI Studio 3.10, the Candera team has enhanced samples and tutorials.

There is now for example a new “Quick Start Guide” for CGI Studio 3.10 for quick user onboarding, using an instrument cluster sample:

 

New Menu Control

In CGI Studio 3.10’s updated Menu Control a new menu list control was added allowing users to create menus for their HMI application. It lets the users easily create unique menus that fit their individual project or adopt it to their own requirements. All in Candera’s aim of speeding up the HMI creation process and saving time and resources.

 

Enhanced Candera LINK remote services

“Candera LINK” makes sharing content across process and operating system boundaries easy. It enables for example remote rendering, so that less powerful platforms can be used by streaming high end graphics to them. Candera’s remote service also allows platform independent data and service to be shared by multiple clients (for example in In Vehicle Infotainment, Cluster, AR Head up Display, or smartphones). Candera LINK simplifies holistic HMI via a domain computing architecture and, functioning as a One-System-on-Chip-Hub, connecting clients’ devises to clouds or remote services (for example smart assistants, Internet of Things devises etc.). Since it is not necessary to place a powerful SoC on each client, it enables to reduce costs and resources. If multiple suitable services are registered, the Candera LINK Hub will always make sure that the client receives the “closest” and fastest service.

Candera LINK is the flexible transport channel to exchange any kind of data – in even the most heterogeneous software environment.

 

Monotype Spark Engine

CGI Studio 3.10 now also supports Monotype Spark Engine, an alternative to iType in resource-constrained environments. It is designed for embedded application with low memory and low CPU speed. Monotype Spark Engine is the 4th supported CGI Studio text engine, following Monotype iType, Freetype, and Bitmap Font.

 

Extended target hardware support e.g. for Infineon Traveo II

Candera has been accredited as first certified partner within Infineon’s HMI Tool Certification Program. In a years-long cooperation, both companies worked on creating the perfect HMI solutions for the TRAVEO-series, starting with the reference board Amber S6J3200 up to TRAVEO II Graphic MCUs (CYT4DNxxx).

In Infineon’s latest HMI Tool Certification Program, Candera successfully implement the defined requirements: setting up a full virtual animated dashboard as well as a warped dual Head up Display using CGI Studio and the TVII-C CPU boards, while leveraging all the HW features that the GPU offers.

CGI Studio 3.10 now provides extended target hardware support for Wayland Device Package for NXP iMX8 as well as STMicroelectronics STM32.

 

Performance Improvements

All of the above listed improvements for CGI Studio 3.10 were made possible by performance improvements, one example being the enhanced moving and zooming options of the state machine in the refined Scene Composer.

 

To learn more about CGI Studio 3.10 or request a 30days trial version please visit: www.cgistudio.at

 

About Candera

Candera, is a leading HMI tool provider and development partner for worldwide automotive and industrial customers. It supports its customers with the CGI Studio tool environment as well as provision of software services mainly in the areas of HMI development and embedded software. Candera GmbH in Linz, Austria and Candera America Inc. are part of KAGA FEI Co., Ltd., situated in Yokohama / Japan.

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