*** SODEPlacer V0.4 ***

#1
I am happy to release a graphical SODE SimObject placement tool based on the famous Whisplacer utility. Thanks to the original author for providing the source code as public domain!

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The SODEPlacer has been rewritten to handle SimObjects that are used by SODE. The tool loads and saves SODE specific XML files that can directly be used with SODE.
This tool is targeted to scenery developers wishing to add SODE jetways or other SODE SimObjects into their sceneries.

Main Features:
  • Scanning of all of your existing SODE SimObject containers, creating a library of SimObjects that can be placed in your project
  • Connecting to your simulator and providing live preview of your SimObject placements
  • Importing of AFCAD/ADE bgl data to start your SODE jetway placement projects
  • Integrated XML editor for non-jetway SimObjects

Requirements:
  • Windows PC with at least Java 8 installed.
License:
  • I am providing this utility for free, you can use it also for commercial projects, just like SODE itself.
  • Please respect the license/copyright of the original authors of SimObjects that you have installed on your PC.
Download and Installation:
Tutorial:
 
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#3
That is brilliant, thanks, I use Whisplacer, so it's second nature here. I spent yesterday 'tweaking' to place a few objects, but discovered this tool a few minutes ago, and I've already created a new file with a more accurate placement.
 
#4
Thanks Jeffrey, very much looking forward to using this shortly. Was getting tedious using Whisplacer to get the coordinates and converting it back to SODE XML!
 

jtanabodee

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#6
Thanks Jeffrey. I have been waiting for this for a long time. It is very tedious to edit XML. Once I make a single mistake, all the jetways are gone without any warning. I need to search for a long time what I did wrong. This tool will facilitate the work so much.
VGDS is still under construction, isn't it?
It would be nice if you can add the T-bar on the floor to match the VGDS. The distance of each aircraft show on the T-bar will match the information on VGDS.
 
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#7
Sorry guys for annoying enquiring, but: Is SodePlacer done for all objects I want to add into a scenery? Maybe simple hangar doors for example? I am just happy got my first animations into my scenery so far, but I don't have any experience with triggering or any SODE xml coding. Anyway, this programme is another milestone for FS developers. Thank you so much for this gift!
 
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#8
Hello,
Jeffrey, first of all thanks very much to make our life easy and integrate jetway in our sceneries, i have a problem when i push connect to sim button it gives me connection refused and doesn't connect my sim to your tool!
What is HOST AND PORT?

Can please help me ?
Thanks.
 
#9
Hello,
Jeffrey, first of all thanks very much to make our life easy and integrate jetway in our sceneries, i have a problem when i push connect to sim button it gives me connection refused and doesn't connect my sim to your tool!
What is HOST AND PORT?

Can please help me ?
Thanks.
What's the exact error message you get?
Most of the code is from Whisplacer, so I don't know every single line of code. Just did a search through all the files and there is not a message containing the word "refused"...
 
#10
Jeffrey thanks for your quick reply,
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here is the screen shot if you look above there is written "connection error: connection refused: connect

My p3d is running !

thanks
 
#11
Thanks, that helps.

Alright, the error text in within a library where I don't have the source code...that's why my search was not successful.
Unfortunately, the source is not available from the original author, but it is scattered somewhere in the internet ;-)

Found out that the original Whisplacer relies on the FSX RTM SimConnect version. You might need to install this SimConnect version manually, the installer is usually found here:
[P3DFolder]\redist\Interface\FSX-RTM\retail\lib\SimConnect.msi

I have changed now the requirement within SODEPlacer to connect to the FSX SP2 SimConnect, which is the same as SODE itself uses.

I hope this resolves your connection issue.
 
#13
Not sure if this helps: SODE placer (or former Whisplacer) connects only if you turn back to your flightsim after chose "connecting". So if the sim is in paused mode or in slew mode, it will not connect! After leaving paused mode or slew mode and go back to SODE placer, you will see the red aircraft icon.... Please report back if this helps...
 
#14
This is great, I'm just starting to use SODE and this placement tool is very helpful.

Until now I didn't realize that Whisplacer works by importing scenery libraries and then exports them as simobjects. This would be a good enhancement to SODE Placer, to take a scenery library and export it to a SODE simobjects subfolder.

Thanks for all the fantastic work on SODE.
 
#15
Salam, Hello All


I want To Ask How I Have To Open Sode Placer Program? Like I Download Sode Placer Floder Then Whisplacer Now Where i Have To Open Or At Files To Open Sode Placer Program Need a Big Help


Thank You :)
 
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