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Lateral Center of Gravity

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The last piece of the Center of Gravity puzzle is in!  Up to now, you could calculate center of gravity points for Horizontal and Vertical CG.  Now you can calculate Lateral CG for your vehicle too.

Calculate lateral center of gravity for straight truck rigid

To view lateral center of gravity points, just open a combination of Top and CG views, as indicated on the right of this screenshot.

Trailer Center of Gravity Points

We’ve also added the ability to calculate Horizontal, Vertical and Lateral Center of Gravity points for your trailer.

Horizontal and Vertical Center of Gravity CG points for tanker trailer

To view horizontal or vertical center of gravity points, toggle to Side and CG views on the right-hand side of the drawing.

Static Rollover Angle

A rollover is a type of vehicle crash in which a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof. There exists for every object a static rollover angle. This is the angle to which you must tilt an object to bring the center of gravity directly over the roll point. Static rollover, simply, is the point at which the truck would overturn if this angle were exceeded.

Calculate Static Rollover Angle for Straight Truck

Static Rollover Angle can be found under Notes & Warnings.

Color-coded Axles

We’ve added color-coding of axles in the drawing, to indicate compliance with weight ratings and regulations. This is an extra visual cue to draw your attention to any issues with overloading.

Library Updates

This month, we’ve added more vehicles to our library, from FUSO, HINO, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Powerstar, Scania, TATA, Toyota, UD Trucks, Volkswagen and Western Star.  We’ve also added Bulkers, Refrigeration units, Rollover Protection Structures, Service Bodies, Water Carts and Lowbed Trailers. These were added for users in Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.  We are concentrating on completing libraries of vehicles for USA, Australia and South Africa, and users in these markets can request items to be added to our library at no additional cost.

NTEA Work Truck Show 2019

We’re getting excited about our participation at the NTEA’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis from March 5–8 2019.  The Work Truck Show is the must-attend event for the work truck industry in North America.  More about that next week!

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