General News about FPAssistant and CADology

Spotlight: Finnair Develop Flight Simulator Tool for ARINC 424 Navigation Data

Finnair have been using the FPAssistant SDK suite along with the optional ARINC 424 Parser module to develop their own software tool in-house, an insight of the Microsoft Windows app is explained further below by Toni Kivinen who is the manager of Simulator Engineering at Finnair. Finnair Flight Training has been struggled for years to [...]

2022-08-29T14:38:36+00:00August 29th, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

SDK: .NET 6.0 Support with Microsoft system updates

Developer requested upgrades and news is detailed below but in short the developer team has switched to developing the SDK now using Microsoft Visual Studio 2022. This enables host of new features and we are looking at .NET MAUI for support for macOS and mobiles although this is still early stages. .NET 6.0 .NET 6.0 [...]

2022-06-11T15:19:47+00:00June 11th, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

UK Obstacle Data – QGIS and SQL Azure

A support question arrived asking about adding data into a spatial database, as it happens a article was written a while back on LinkedIn. In short, the GeoMapElements (Point, Circle, Line, Polygon, LineString, etc) are easily added to a spatial database using the method AsGeography(). The article describes how data contained in a Excel spreadsheet [...]

2022-05-22T15:08:23+00:00May 22nd, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

FPAssistant Suite SDK Binaries Options on .NET

The FPAssistant Suite SDK uses the .NET platform from Microsoft as the developer platform, this is because is free, cross-platform and open source. Here is a link to find out more about .NET. The big release a while back was .NET 5.0 and it seems that Microsoft and the community are releasing .NET on a [...]

2022-04-01T12:56:20+00:00April 1st, 2022|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

App: ICAO Basic ILS – FPAssistant, QGIS and Google Earth

Here is a good blog written by Antonio Locandro who used FPAssistant App to create a ICAO PANS-OPS Basic ILS set of surfaces and then imported into QGIS and then exported as 3D KML for display in Google Earth. This shows workflows of what can be achieved using free tools. Click here to read the [...]

2021-09-01T13:19:37+00:00September 1st, 2021|FPAssistant App News, General News|

SDK: NuGet Update to FPAssistant SDK Build 2021.4.22

A few days back the latest build of FPAssistant SDK was added to the NuGet Gallery, it has been a few months and the Dev Team has been working to improve, add new features which some have been requested by users. Further details can be found below. NuGetGallery - FPAssistant SDK JSON - [...]

2021-04-26T11:14:23+00:00April 26th, 2021|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

Tech View into 2021

2021 has now arrived and yesterday the UK was out into another Lockdown to try and prevent the spread of Covid-19. 2020 was a difficult year for most business and people, CADology survived and we were able to continue adding features into FPAssistant Suite and learn about new software and tech. ARM & possibly not [...]

2021-01-05T15:01:12+00:00January 5th, 2021|General News|

SDK Objects: JSON serialization and deserialization

Support is currently being added to objects defined within the SDK to assist in the serialization and deserialization (marshalling and unmarshalling) from JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). This is being done by adding the required attributes to object class/struct member(s) and  properties defined by the Microsoft library System.Text.Json. Microsoft describe this library as "Provides high-performance and low-allocating types [...]

2020-12-08T16:11:19+00:00December 8th, 2020|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

Microsoft announces .NET 5.0

.NET 5.0 Overview   Yesterday on the 10th November 2020 Microsoft released .NET 5.0 as a major release including C# 9.0 and F# 5.0 along with Visual Studio 16.8. It was only 6 weeks ago that I added a blog on .NET Standard 2.1 and .NET 5.0 Support .NET 5.0 is available now [...]

2020-11-11T17:58:00+00:00November 11th, 2020|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|