SimsUshare User Group Webinars, scheduled at least three (3) times each year, is an opportunity 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 upcoming SimsUshare Webinars, as well as recordings and materials from prior sessions.
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)