SimsUshare User Group Webinars, are opportunities for our customers and us to interact on focused topics that we hear about during day-to-day customer support. This page contains information about recordings and materials from prior sessions.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
SimsUshare has grown quite a lot especially over the past 1-2 years. However, our focus on SimsUshare simple to use for simple applications–sometimes you just don’t have the time or need for the bells and whistles.
This 20-minute webinar takes a look at SimsUshare from the 30,000 ft view (or 9.144 meter view–is that even an expression?). We review the essential components and resources you can use to get results quickly with SimsUshare.
Conducting Remote Simulation Training with SimsUshare CTC
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
This webinar sketches how you can use your SimsUshare Command Training Center (CTC) subscription to run all-hazard incident exercises remotely, i.e., control multiple participants who remain geographically dispersed. To do this successfully, we will cover:
- What simple steps you can do to assemble your training process and materials;
- How to run SimsUshare in a remote environment;
- How to handle exercise communication; and
- How to conduct exercise debriefing.
Mastering the Sim Navigation Options
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
This 20-minute webinar covers the essential skills involved in making basic walkarounds as well as more sophisticated scene navigation. The two core mechanisms are (a) the navigation arrows in the arrow cluster, and (b) the Location Jumper, which is a more subtle way to allow a participant to move to another location or condition. The last 5 minutes will cover a super-cool way to navigate the virtual fireground on Windows 10 — with your voice!
Introduction to SimsUshare States
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
This is an intermediate webinar about a new SimsUshare feature: SimsUshare States. States gives you a way to group locations reflecting the same condition, for example, incipient, extension, knockdown, etc. With playback in the CTC, when you change the state (such as changing to the extension state), SimsUshare moves all units to their proper location for that condition. Remarkably we’ve done this without complicating the user interface, so this webinar gives you a peak into how to activate and use this important new capability!
20 Minutes to Masking Mastery
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 3:30pm-4:00pm Eastern
This 20-minute webinar focuses on SimsUshare’s amazing masking tool that enables you to make your smoke and fire effects appear as they are coming from the opposite side of buildings, inside rooms behind glass, or through the roof. After this webinar, and with a little practice, you will be able to dazzle your friends and neighbors with your masking abilities!
Also check out our free, 1 page Masking Quick Start Guide.
Creating your Simulation Training Program
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 3:30pm-4:00pm Eastern
As a SimsUshare customer, you have a simulation program — but do you have a simulation training program, that is, a clear roadmap of how to integrate simulations into your training? Whether you’re just getting started with SimsUshare or you’ve been using it for some time and want to take it to a new level, you need to develop your roadmap for enhancing training with simulations.
This 20-minute webinar introduces the new ‘Simulation Training Handbook’, from SimsUshare, a free, handy idea book that can help you develop such a roadmap. CLICK HERE to view and download the current version of the Handbook.
Wide-Screen and Effect Previews: SimsUshare v 2.8.6
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 3:30pm-4:00pm
Time for the next release of SimsUshare — October 1! (Windows and Mac, iOS and Android to follow). This is a 20-minute overview (and 10 minute Q&A) of the changes and how to get them in advance! Here are the main enhancements:
- Preview graphic of effects in the Add Effect menu
- 16:9 wide-screen format, full-screen playback
- Keystrokes for Copy (CTRL-C) and Paste (CTRL-V)
- Quick edit actions, Edit Next Location (CTRL-RIGHT-ARROW) and Edit Previous Location (CTRL-LEFT-ARROW)
- ‘Show Timeline’ in Edit screen lists when effects fade-in and fade-out in one view
Putting the ‘Share’ in Sims-U-Share
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:30am-12:00pm
The SimsUshare CTC (Command Training Center)/SimCloud lets you share your simulations with others in your department — but did you notice we have two sets of example sims (Starter Sims and Residential Urban Simulations #1) you can download, adapt, and use?
This 20 minute talk will
- Show you how to access the example sims, and
- Invite you to submit your own for sharing.
Simulations can be shared with all SimsUshare customers or selected customers.
Introducing the Command Training Center (CTC) and SimCloud
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:30am-12:00pm
In this 20-minute talk, Jonathan will demonstrate our latest developments with SimsUshare Command Training Center (CTC). Tune in to learn about the upcoming private beta. The talk will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A.
Using Victims in your Simulations
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:30am-12:00pm
In this 20-minute talk, Jonathan will demonstrate to insert and configure victims and other graphics. He also will demonstrate an indispensable third-party web app called Clipping Magic to help you clip and cut-out your victim graphics from their original background scene. We will finish with a 10 minute Q&A session.
Introduction to our SimsUshare Academy
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:30am-12:00pm
In this 20-minute talk, Jonathan will review the format for our SimsUshare Academy. We will review the dates and how to get started with these free online training classes for making simulations . We will finish with a 10 minute Q&A session.
Introducing Audio Clips (SimsUshare 2.6)
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:30am-12:00pm
In this 30 minute talk, we present how to use the new Audio Clip plugin, which is the main addition for SimsUshare 2.6. We finish with a Q&A session.
Mastering Effect Timing and Hazard Evolution
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:30am-12:00pm
In this 20-minute talk, Jonathan will show how you can make your scenarios evolve more realistically, by manipulating the smoke, fire, explosions, etc. to evolve by
- keystrokes, or
- both (the latter being a new feature of version 2.5)!
How to Create and Play Your Sims Anywhere
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:30am-12:00pm
You may be aware that the SimsUshare sim viewer is free (unlike other fire simulation software), but did you know you can install the sim viewer on a USB drive and play your sims anywhere?
If you want to learn how to do this, you need to attend this Users Group Meeting. This meeting will show how easy it is to carry and show sims on computers or devices other than on the ones that the sims were created. This feature is not an afterthought—making your sims available anywhere is one of the principle goals of SimsUshare!
In the 30 minute presentation (20 minute walkthrough, 10 minute Q&A), we will show you how to:
- Install the free sim viewer on a USB drive
- Copy your sims to a USB drive
- Run SimsUshare from the USB drive
- Create sims anywhere by moving your ‘floating’ subscription license among devices.
But wait, there’s more…we are also excited to show you how you can now use SimsUshare to create localized sims for your AlphaACT fire training subscription! This event may be the most informative 30 minute learning session you attend this year, so please reserve your spot today!
Adding Your Own Victims, Apparatus, Tools, and Icons
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11:30am-12:00pm
SimsUshare version 2.5 (expected release: April, 2016) will add the ability to bring your own photos of victims, apparatus, icons, and whatever you’d like into your sims. This 30-minute workshop reviews how to get the most from this important new feature. (8 minutes)
Sharing Simulations with Sim Repositories
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11:30am-12:00pm
Version 2.1 introduced the ability to create simulation repositories that can easily be accessed from any device. This webinar will review how to access and create sim repositories for your department and how to share your simulations through public sim repositories.
How to Create & Share Simulations Across your Entire Department in 15 Minutes
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:30am-12:00pm
Reviewing how to install and configure SimsUshare Network so that all department computers can access and play training simulations made with SimsUshare. (26 minutes)