GUI development editor helps you write “Cooler GUIs”

April 18, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Altia is a user interface development software company that provides tools for the creation of graphical user interfaces for embedded devices, with users in automotive, medical, industrial, fitness, and home appliance industries.

The latest release, Altia Design 11.1, is the centerpiece of Altia’s user interface development tool suite. With the new features rolled into Altia Design 11.1, users are equipped to develop better GUIs than ever before – with exciting new content.

Altia offers a GUI editor and graphics code generator that enable development teams to build completely custom user interface models with graphics created from scratch or imported from industry-standard design programs such as Adobe Photoshop. The Altia GUI can be connected to a variety of simulation tools or C code to create a complex, user-driven model which can be shared with users and management teams for testing and validation prior to production. Once approved, Altia’s code generator automatically generates pure C source code that is optimised to take full advantage of the resources of the selected production hardware.

New features in Altia Design 11.1 help users deliver extremely high quality GUIs. The Validator gives users the capability to perform real-time validation of their GUI design against general guidelines or even design rules specific to their selected embedded target. Users can now look “under the hood” while their GUI runs within Altia Design to review and trap animation activity with the new Debugger.

The next generation of the Altia Design Display Object – the new Layer Manager – helps users to manage multi-layer designs, create screens and handle layer composition.

With Altia Design 11.1, users also can import and control eye-catching 3D mesh files and animations from 3D authoring tools such as Maya and 3DS Max with the all new 3D Scene Object. The new Multi-Plot Object offers cool and custom complex plotting, strip-charting and data logging capabilities for advanced applications such as medical and industrial user interfaces. Additionally, Altia Design 11.1 includes enhanced support for right-to-left languages plus the unique characteristics of Arabic.