SimToolkitPro Updated to V0.2.0

By
Sam Clark
Friday, July 5, 2019

Multi-purpose utility SimToolkitPro has been updated to v0.2.0, implementing many new GUI changes and improvements, as well as a few compatibility tweaks with SimBrief data.

The app can handle a multitude of various small features, such as a METAR featcher, custom approach settings (can be set to any airport in the world, and begin approaches from downwind, base, etc.) and a live flight map.

The full feature list is available here:

  • Fully automatic detection and plugin installer
  • Automatic sim connection
  • Network connection support
  • Full Airport Database
  • Landing and Approach practice system with weather presets
  • Flight plan overlay on live map
  • Network flight viewer supporting VATSIM/IVAO and Pilotedge
  • Swift Clean UI Mod Installer
  • Wind calculator with real weather lookup
  • Navaid viewer and information
  • Tiered update system (not automatic)
  • Full flight plan viewer with SID/STAR parsing

The 0.2.0 update adds on the initial release version greatly - the feature list for the new version is available below:

General Changes

  • [NEW] Added elevation data to airport information page
  • [NEW] New rainfall data provider and higher resolution radar information
  • [NEW] New changelog format to make it easier to track sim-specific changes
  • [NEW] New Network Explorer expanding on the the network flight viewer in the live map with more data and future update space
  • [NEW] Added clear flightplan button to live map
  • [NEW] Added zoom control for streaming overlay map
  • [NEW] Added current flight plan to overlay map when one is set
  • [NEW] Added localisation subsystem, currently only active on the startup screen, dashboard and settings page and english only for testing so please report any strangeness in the discord
  • [NEW] When loading a SimBrief OFP you can now use the dropdown to view the OFP PDF
  • [NEW] Added ability to export SimBrief OFP to selected folder
  • [FIX] Fixed streaming map offsets for icons
  • [FIX] Fixed bug in patch check system
  • [FIX] Fixed issue for auto connect happening before the data recorder was ready
  • [FIX] New parsing system for procedures to fix missing/incorrect procedures in flightplan parsing
  • [FIX] Fixed plan parsing for crossing dateline and crossing 0 Longitude
  • [FIX] Removed width restriction on Quick METAR lookup result
  • [FIX] Fixed live map bug where flightplan and info box would stay open when network flight layer removed
  • [FIX] Fixed quick METAR lookup result being hidden behind the live map
  • [FIX] Fixed streaming setting output default values
  • [FIX] Sidebar hidden to prevent interaction until fully loaded
  • [FIX] Fix for incorrect waypoint data stopping FINAL lookup in flight plan viewer
  • [FIX] Fixed error with flight trail on live map not updating past 4000 points
  • [FIX] Increased data that tracking system will keep historically
  • [UPD] Added show me and follow me to remembered layers for live map (only when connection is established)
  • [UPD] Updated some layout issues in the settings page

Hotfix - 0.2.1

  • [FIX] Fixed multiple bugs in flight plan parsing system and fixed departure runway and SID waypoint parsing
  • [FIX] Added identifiers to SID select (Will make more sense for multiple departure types/transitions)
  • [FIX] Added automated load to existing plans when returning to the page to populate the dropdowns

X-Plane Specific Changes

  • [NEW] Added ability to export SimBrief OFP to selected AviTab folder, customisable in the settings page
  • [UPD] Weather module is now "locked" by default to prevent accidental changes being sent to the simulator
  • [REM] Removed livery viewer (Will return at some point but had little to no use at present)

You can download SimToolkitPro for yourself for free from the Threshold Forums.

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