Press Releases

The latest direct announcements from the NLign Analytics team.

Presentation on Effectively Using Digital Information and Tools to Revolutionize Maintenance and Sustainment

This presentation was given by the Air Force in March of 2016 and focuses on the need to improved software tools in the A/C Sustainment Maintenance (Mx) area. Among the tools advocated being used in the presentation is NLign because of its ability to represent the data in a visual form on the model, its […]

Presentation on Digital Thread for Material Review Board (DT4MRB) at AA&S Conference

This presentation regarding the Digital Thread for Material Review Board Processes aimed to link design and production data and analyses within integrated software tools to feed the MRB decision-making process was given at the 2016 AA&S conference at Grapevine, Texas in conjunction with the Air Force and Northrup Grumman.  This presentation highlighted NLign’s Photo Mapping […]

White Paper on Improving Damage and Repair Evaluation using Structural Data Visualization and Archival Techniques

Study on how the implementation of modern technologies were applied to the maintenance of the composite and metallic airframe components of the F/A-18 and E/A-18G Hornet, Super Hornet, and Growler platforms to increase engineering efficiency in an effort to maintain structural integrity of an aging fleet while minimizing excessive engineering workload and improving overall efficiency […]

NLign 6.7 Software Release

NLign 6.7 has been released with the following updates/new features: Models Improvements to FEM model handling in NLign.  These improvements provide more efficient storage of the FEM model and improved performance to the user. More efficient storage of repeated geometry in JT and CATIA models.  Portions of the model that are repeated, such as fasteners […]

NAVAIR describes their use of NLign at 2015 CAMX

NAVAIR presented their abstract titled “Improving Damage and Repair Evaluation Using Structural Data Visualization and Archival Techniques” at the 2015 CAMX Conference. The conference was held October 26-29, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  The abstract detailed NAVAIR’s use of NLign to expedite repair dispositions while ensuring the integrity of the airframe.  In NAVAIR’s words NLign enhances […]

NLign 6.6.1 Software Release

NLign release that added: Models Ability to generate the wireframe based upon the model (only available for CATIA, IGES, JT, and STEP models). Ability to determine the level of tessellation and mesh detail for CATIA and JT models. Auto detection of unit of measure for CATIA, IGES, JT, and STEP models. Damage Mapping The ability […]

NLign 6.6.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: Damage Mapping Allowing mapping of images that do not contain camera information (use of these types of images requires the need of at least 6 points). Layers TabAbility to create multiple layers tabs. Ability to define what part of layers tree appear in each layers tab. Ability to name each layers […]

NLign Analytics Wins Air Force Contract to Improve Inspection Data Capture

Etegent’s goal is to improve the process of NDI data capture by first improving the existing pen and paper process while at the same time laying the foundation for digital entry and analysis. We will first document the current process and learn where optimizations can be made. We will then use that knowledge to improve […]

NLign 6.5.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: Damage Mapping Adding ability to define reference lines for use in mapping. Adding ability to use reference lines and points to align images to models. Allowing users to use pictures that have already been aligned to create new trendables. Improving the magic wand tool to provide greater control and dynamic adjustment […]

NLign 6.4.0 Software Release

NLign release that added: Trendables EnhancementsAdding support for Link custom fields. Adding support for Date custom fields. Integrating the Trendable Creation Dialog into the Damage Mapping Wizard Moving the filter criteria menus for Named Region, Dynamic Region, and Trendable Type to the root of the menu. Improving Trendable query performance. Adding the ability to specify […]