The IMS Editor is Windows-based
software for primary use by measurers to edit, store and distribute
data. It is compatible with the ORC Manager software used by rating
officers for production of ORC International and ORC Club certificates,
as well as its designer's version that includes complete calculations
using the ORC VPP (Velocity Prediction Program).
The IMS Editor covers all measurements using the International
Measurement System (IMS) including complete sail and measurement
inventories and declared rig controls and other data. A tooltip within
the program contains information about each field. It can be used for
complete or partial measurement with an easy option to "merge" measured
data to the existing boat data. Measurers can print all or partial
amounts of data as a formal measurement record, and then submit the data
in a DXT file by e-mail to the rating officers and preserve the signed
papers for the record.
For simulation and testing purposes, the software can also be used by
owners and project managers to submit data to designers who have the ORC
The latest 2023 version include
Added "skeg" as new type of appendage.
Added strip codes (1=root strip, 2=appendage
retracted). The root strip code is mandatory to exist in an
appendage. For existing offset files without a root strip code, the
first strip is assumed to be the root strip.
With the addition of appendage retracted strip
code, fraction field is no longer needed. However it will be
maintained for a limited period of time.
Additional offset file validation rules, to avoid
VPP crashes or erroneous results.
Added validation for PD range, according to rule.
Added "Rotating mast" field in editor and the
Migration of CEXT to 0.25 for CEXT=0.50. It is
now flagged and shown on the certificate as "Loose lifelines". This
flag allows for automatic changes of CEXT in the future.
Various minor fixes and improvements.