Yellowjacket Sting has a rich set of features grouped into a variety of products. All features are compatible with all other features, and many users will find that buying all features with the Sting Bundle is their preferred product choice. Please click on the following screenshots for larger images or visit our Demos page to watch videos of our Sting simulations in action.
Sting drawing and editing windows are common to all of our products and make it easy to create a graphical simulation. No programming required!
A graphical editor makes it easy for the author to draw the system they want to simulate
Sting has thousands of built-in images, including directional and animated images that can be customized in the image selection dialog
Manage objects and other simulation settings using tabbed property sheets
Sophisticated trigger-based design allows the author to initiate actions based on a wide variety of simulation conditions
The timeline allows the author to see a preview of how the simulation will look at any given point in time
Sting profiles allow the author to quickly customize the background and object images for commonly used simulation templates
Custom widgets allow the author to size and incorporate objects that monitor, log or initiate simulation events
Simulation timescales can be measured in units ranging from microseconds to years, and distance scales can be measured in pixels or in a variety of metric or Imperial units
The layout manager allows the author to define how the simulation is sized and widgets are positioned in the Player
The Sting Player will play any simulation created in the Sting Editor
The Sting Player has a progress bar and controls that are very similar to a video player
Sting Innovator extends the basic editing features of Sting and allows you to publish your simulations on the internet. Some key features are below.
It is easy to save your simulations as internet-ready video files
Speed up simulation development time with multi-level undo/redo, recurring triggers and secondary objects
The Sting Visualizer product line helps you explain your work or ideas to others. Some typical screenshots for our products are below.
Sting Playmaker allows you to easily send a pass between two players by dragging a line between the two points where you want the pass to be sent and received
Sting Visual Networks allow you to send and visualize network messages in multiple ways
Sting Path Manager allows you to visualize multiple levels of tracking, as shown by moons orbiting planets as those planets orbit the sun
Sting Path Manager allows you to easily generate traffic from any intersection on a path
Unused traffic objects can be parked using Sting Path Manager
The Sting Professional product line offer interactivity and other advanced features customized for specific industries.
Therapy Toolkit has an interactive cognitive triad widget that can help illustrate how behaviors can change as thoughts and feelings change.
Therapy clients can select, update and customize emoticons to associate with their character when a Therapy Toolkit simulation is running
Sting Therapy Toolkit has interactive thermometer widgets that can help measure the intensity of feelings for a therapy client
Interactive multiple choice triggers in Sting Visual Learning can be used to prompt the user when the simulation is running
Sting Visual Learning allows you to specify branch conditions to determine which way an object will turn when it arrives at an intersection
Sting Visual Networks Pro can be used to add and remove temporary links to your simulation based on antenna signal strength, as shown here
Sting Visual Networks Pro allows you to add state machine widgets created in this custom editor
Sting Visual Networks Pro allows you to add parameters to your messages using this protocol editor
Sting is a general-purpose editing tool that can simulate systems for a wide variety of industries. Find a screenshot for your industry here.
Sports – Pass an object such as a ball or puck from one player to another to simulate actions in a playbook or training drill
Therapy – Interactive tools can help engage clients during a therapy session
E-learning – Add prompts and other interactive training tools to your simulations
Networking – Draw virtually any communications network and then trigger and monitor messages between network nodes
History – Animate and explain historical events such as exploratory voyages, migrations, trade routes and military campaigns
Transportation – Generate traffic and overlay paths and intersections on a map to simulate a real-world transportation network
Education – K-12 teachers, colleges and professional training companies can complement their existing training materials with Sting simulations
Sciences – Simulate systems and processes in scientific disciplines such as astronomy, chemistry, medicine and physics
Wireless – Use antennas, signal strength monitoring and dynamic link management to create a realistic view of wireless systems