EASE 5 – Empowering you to realize large and complex acoustic projects
EASE 5 Second Edition marks a turning point that many EASE users have been waiting for: The new software now provides a modern concept and the complete toolset to realize large and complex acoustic projects. This concept is reflected in:
- The creation and modification of the room model,
- The setup of the sound system,
- The clear software structure, allowing overview and control,
- The output of results and generation of graphics.
Create 3D model
The first step in any EASE project is the creation of the 3D room model. In case of large projects, the model is mostly drawn in external CAD software and can be imported into EASE 5 in DWG file format, including layer information. Additional DWG or EASE 5 files can be imported into the current project, e.g., to add frequently used shapes, such as pillars or benches. For creating a 3D model directly in EASE and for modifications, the software provides a large toolset, ranging from user-friendly geometry input, to extrude functions, to insertion of arcs and circles. Room elements can be grouped into so-called selection sets in order to move, duplicate or mirror many elements jointly.
To complete the acoustic room model, materials can be assigned to faces, individually or by selection sets as well.
Setup Sound System
The next step is to setup and finetune the sound system.
For large installations, selection sets can be used to group loudspeakers that share the same physical settings, such as the mounting height, or just to get a visual feedback when working in various windows.
For changing shared signal processing parameters, loudspeakers can be assigned to processing blocks – gain, delay, and the extensive EASE 5 filter bank can be applied to these signal processing blocks as well as to the global EQ. In this manner, the input signal for the complete sound system can be adjusted and finetuned.
The tabular view of the loudspeakers provides an overview of single loudspeakers as well as processing block settings.
Control and modify
When analyzing complex projects, it is very important to have access to single items and groups as well as their settings at any time and to keep the overview. The clear structure of EASE 5 supports these workflows in an efficient way. Multiple 3D views can be displayed simultaneously, for different perspectives or cutouts of the model. Selection sets based on layers imported via DWG or created by selecting multiple items support the quick and intuitive modification of large parts of your model. The loudspeakers and materials tables help to keep the overview by providing the complete list of elements in the room. Hovering or selecting any item in a table is reflected in the 3D view and vice versa; this visual connection allows staying oriented within the model during any phase of the project realization.
Report and present
To present the project’s analyses and calculations, EASE 5 provides several tools for creating reports:
The data of the materials and loudspeakers can be copied to formatted tables. Any window can be copied as a graphic and computation results can be saved as a text file. This enables users to present projects in a detailed and structured way.
EASE 5 provides the complete functionality to realize electro - and room acoustic simulation projects of any complexity and size. Benefit from:
- Intuitive orientation and control through a modern user interface,
- Seamless compatibility with common CAD software and a powerful built-in 3D editor,
- A fast, 64-bit based rendering engine able to manage large amounts data easily,
- Accurate and practice-proven calculation algorithms.
No matter if you are new to EASE, an experienced EASE 4 or an EASE 5 user:
- Have a close look at the great functionalities of our new software EASE 5 Second Edition,
- Register for a Free Trial,
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- Find additional featured articles on our New Tools and Workflows website.
Starting with EASE 5 is especially attractive now, as a 20% bundle discount is available for a limited time! The discount will automatically be granted when purchasing multiple licenses with the same feature level and license term in the AFMG Online Store.