DART Creator

With most simulators, you’re limited to the courses provided by the manufacturer – and new courses can be an expensive proposition.  DART Creator, which is included with every DART system, allows you to develop and customize your own courses of fire to meet your department’s specific training objectives.  Courses are made up of one or more stages – each with its own range settings, target, scoring options, requirements, and rules.  DART Creator’s powerful features are rolled up in an interface that is exceptionally easy to use.

Start with a target.

DART includes more than 100 targets, and you can create your own.  Each target can have up to eight hit zones, and each zone can be assigned a unique point value and sound that will play when a zone is hit.  This allows you to hear shot placement at times when distance prevents you from seeing it.

Add some movement.

One drawback of targets on a live range is that they are generally static.  Targets in DART Creator can travel at any speed and in any direction.

Give it a behavior.

Target behaviors are one of the most powerful features of DART Creator because they can change the direction of a course based on the criteria that you assign.  For example, a target can change from a non-threat to a threat – and all of this is accomplished using a simple point-and-click interface.

Rules and Requirements

Easily add instructions, set lighting, and limit the number of shots and time.  You can also add requirements such as the number and placement of shots.  A single course of fire can contain multiple stages and any of these settings can change from stage to stage.

Course Features

  • Save an infinite number of courses of your own design

  • Set pass/fail requirements using total course score or a percentage of hits

  • Preview course settings for a particular stage or entire course

  • Export courses for use on other DART systems

Stage Features

  • Set the maximum number of shots in a stage

  • Set the amount of time per stage

  • Include text, image, or video instructions for each stage

  • Set the length of time instructions are shown

  • Assign a customizable countdown for each stage

  • Adjust stage lighting using realistic time-of-day adjustments

  • Change camera perspective to simulate standing, kneeling, and prone positions

  • Easily copy and shift stage positions in a course

Target Features

  • Select from more than one hundred ready-made targets or create your own

  • Assign a path to a target which allows it to travel in any direction

  • Adjust the travel speed of a target

  • Set the starting behavior for a target, such as pop-up, rotate, etc.

  • Require a specific number of hits to particular zones of a target

  • Add simulated recoil, forcing the shooter to reacquire a target after each hit

  • Use target behaviors to create conditional responses

  • Easily change target scoring and size