Accession Number : ADA185013

Title :   VIC (Vector-In-Commander) Input Preprocessor (VIP) Reference Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Aug 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY TRADOC ANALYSIS COMMAND FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Chenault, Mike

PDF Url : ADA185013

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : VIC Input Preprocessor (VIP) was conceived as a necessity to reduce the time required to develop scenarios for the combat model, Vector-In-Commander (VIC). As such, VIP works primarily with the second and third largest of the VIC input files: the global ground module (.GG), of which VIP provides all the unit data, and the ground maneuver module (.GM), of which VIP provides the tactical area data. In addition, the following modules receive at least part of their input from a VIP-generated output file. The logistic module (LO) receives the node network information from VIP. The minefield module (.MF) receives the minefield location and density from VIP. The terrain and barriers module (.TB) receives the barrier information from VIP. Another major function of VIP is the ability to create and alter maps as per user specifications. Map coordinates as well as map scale are entirely user defined. There exist separate files which contain not only all major and minor roads, but also rivers, streams, and railways which are also user selectable. VIP is a graphics-based software package which contains a wide variety of routines to create a flexible user environment. User menus can be moved, redefined, and redrawn with no loss in operating procedures. Personal color schemes can be created, changed, and saved at any point during VIP execution.

Descriptors :   *PREPROCESSING, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *MENU, SCENARIOS, INPUT, PATHS, ROUTING, MAPS, MINEFIELDS, LOGISTICS, EDITING, PARAMETERS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE