Altia, an international leader in GUI design and development tools, today announced the release of Altia Design 13.3, the company’s flagship editing suite for the creation of embedded graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

The centerpiece of the Altia tool suite, Altia Design, allows GUI designers to turn static digital graphics into fully functional GUI prototypes—preparing graphics for code generation with Altia DeepScreen. This tool chain is used by professionals around the world in automotive, medical, industrial and consumer goods applications to get artists’ assets from third party design tools like Adobe Photoshop, Sketch, Maya and more onto production hardware.

Altia Design 13.3 takes GUI development to the next level with powerful new features, like:

  • Programmable Scene Node, which allows developers to inject their own 3D content into a 3D scene; ideal for integration of mapping applications and ADAS
  • Differential 3D Import, which gives users the capability to replace geometry in the scene without replacing or deleting any of the customization/animation already done in Altia
  • Composite Timelines, which lets users create parent and child timelines – letting users control the sequence of child timelines by the parent
  • Blend Animations, which allows for seamless transition between two complex, independent animations
  • Responsive Layout, which allows developers to set rules for objects and design a GUI once to accommodate for a variety of screen sizes and resolutions

Also included in Altia Design 13.3 are important font module updates as well as enhancements for workflow, user interface and user experience.

“As embedded displays become increasingly pervasive across products in all industries, the need to inform and engage our devices users with 3D graphics and sophisticated animations is becoming an unspoken requirement,” noted Jeff Urkevich, Director of Product Marketing for Altia. “Altia Design 13.3 is packed with excellent features to empower our customers to design these graphics with ease.”

“The features and improvements in Altia Design 13.3 enable some very exciting opportunities for our customers’ next generation GUIs,” added Tim Day, Altia Product Manager. “With this release, we’ve added key in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) design power as well as updates to make our customers’ experience with Altia easier and more pleasing. As an Altia user myself, I am really excited about Version 13.3.”

Altia Design 13.3 is immediately available. Altia customers interested in upgrading to Version 13.3 should email their local FAE team or contact [email protected]. Designers and product developers interested in bringing their next generation GUIs to life with Altia can request a demo of Altia Design 13.3 today.

About Altia

Altia is a software company that provides graphical user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Our GUI editor, Altia Design, offers development teams the capability to implement a model-based development process for clear communication and accelerated user interface development. Our code generator, Altia DeepScreen, supports a vast range of low- to high-powered processors from a variety of industry-leading silicon providers. Altia generates pure C source code that is optimized to take full advantage of hardware resources. Graphics code generated by Altia is driving millions of displays worldwide – from automotive instrument clusters, HUDs, and radios to thermostats, washing machines and healthcare monitors. Our mission is to get the
best automotivemedical and consumer interfaces into production in the shortest time on the lowest- cost hardware.

Altia was founded in 1991. Its customers include automotive OEMs and Tier 1s like Continental Automotive, Denso, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Renault, Magneti Marelli, Nippon Seiki, Valeo, Visteon and more – plus leading consumer device manufacturers like Electrolux, Whirlpool, NordicTrack and many others.

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