For nearly 20 years The Crash Zone has been the drawing program of
choice for Crash Reconstructionists and Law Enforcement Officers who
need to accurately map crash scenes. The latest version of The Crash
Zone has even more tools for investigators, including easy 3D
animations, a vehicle specifications database, skid analysis and
momentum calculations, and an easy-to-use 3D body poser. Crash Zone
is also ideal for drawing crime scenes!
Crash Zone is also for Drawing Crime Scenes!
Completely Accurate - Your diagrams are always as accurate your
measure- ments. The Crash Zone is a true vector-based application,
with 16 decimal place accuracy. You can enter measurements manually,
get data from photogrammetry, or use laser measurement devices like
total stations and 3D scanners.
Widely accepted in court - Crash and Crime Scene Investigators know
that an accurate diagram of the scene can make all the difference in
their case. Thousands of Investigators and Crash Recon-structionists
have used diagrams and animations created with The Crash Zone to
help win their cases in court.
Powerful Drawing Tools - The Crash Zone includes all the tools you
need to construct a 2D/3D collision diagram, whether it's a simple
sketch or a complex reconstruction. It also includes thousands of
pre-drawn symbols of almost everything at a crash site, including
vehicles, signs, trees, street lights, weapons, and animals.
It's Easy to Learn - Unique toolboxes and "Wizards" let you draw
complex streets and intersections with just a few mouse clicks. The
Electronic Help and 70+ training movies show you exactly how to draw
Easy Animations! Put your 2D and 3D diagrams in motion using The
Crash Zone's new 3D Animation Tools. Place Key Event Points to show
changes in the vehicle's velocity and rotation, based on your exact
measurements. It's the easiest way to create accurate animations of
crash and crime scenes!
Crash Reconstruction Tools - Use the multi-surface Skid Analysis
tools to calculate pre-impact and post-impact speeds. Determine
approach and departure angles of vehicles using the Momentum Angles
toolbox. Plug the results of the Skid and Momentum Angles tools into
the Momentum Calculator to determine vehicle speeds at impact.
Import your measurement data into the Crush Calculator and estimate
Equivalent Barrier Speed.
If you also draw crime scenes, The Crash Zone has all the
features you will need, including powerful tools for drawing 2D and
3D rooms and buildings, ability to easily show blood spatter and
other evidence on vertical surfaces, an accurate 2D/3D body poser,
3D animation, thousands of pre-drawng symbols of evidence, weapons,
and more. Crash Zone and Crime Zone are essentially the same
program, you can pick the name you prefer to use.
One Click 3D! With just one mouse click you can see your scene in 3D
and view it from any side! You just complete your drawing in 2D,
where it's easy to draw, while the complex 3D scene is created for
you in the background. If you want to do more, use the 3D tools to
change the elevation of objects, show signs and evidence on walls,
align vehicles to sloped roadways, generate profiles, construct
trajectories, and create complex 3D surfaces. A powerful Body Poser
feature with a 3D preview window makes it painless to pose bodies
exactly the way you want them. With the new light source shading and
vehicle reflectivity controls, your 3D views are more realistic than
Easy Vehicle Database! Obtain vehicle specifications and a scaled
outline for most vehicles by selecting them from an
industry-standard database. The outline is drawn to exact
specifications for length, width, center of mass, wheelbase, front
and rear overhang. Easily stretch any of the detailed, 3D vehicle
symbols to have the same size as the outline. Updates to the
database are downloaded for free!
Compatible With Laser Devices - Ideal for forensic mapping! Import
measurement data from Laser Technology systems and most total
stations made by Leica, Topcon, Sokkia, Nikon AIMS, and more. For
even faster drawings, use The Pocket Zone data collection software
to capture all your measurements at the scene! Pocket Zone lets you
use your Pocket PC to collect measurements directly from your total
station or Laser Technology device and generate your drawing at the
site. You leave the scene knowing you have accurately measured and
recorded every point.
Import Photos -Bring in geo-referenced images from Microsoft's Bing™
maps, Google Maps , or other aerial photographs to use as a
background or to trace over. Import photographs from digital cameras
in .bmp, .jpg, or .wmf formats. Place photos anywhere in your
diagrams to show vehicle damage, body positions, evidence and more.
Use digital images as a background or to show a vertical surface in
a 3D view, such as a road sign or front of a building.
Training Widely Available! Training courses are available at colleges
and institutes across North America, including The IPTM, Henry Lee
Institute, Ontario Police College, Fox Valley College, UC Riverside,
and many more. Check out our special Training Web Site to find
trainers near you and see a list of upcoming classes.
Most people agree, it's very difficult to create a 3D drawing on a
2D surface - like a computer monitor. In Crash Zone, you create your
diagram with ease in 2D and click one button to view it in 3D! The
generation of complex 3D objects and symbols is done for you in the
background! You can view thescene from any vantage point and even do
"walk-throughs", show evidence on walls, or place your own
photographs to show vertical surfaces. Create 3D surfaces to show
sloped roadways and easily align vehicles to the slope. Use The
Crash Zone's 3D Animation tools to create fast and easy animations
of the event - no expensive consultants needed!