SODE V1.6.3 Released

SimObject Display Engine, or, SODE, has been updated to version 1.6.3.  The latest software update offers numerous improvements and fixes.  If unfamiliar, SODE is utilized by many third party developers to facilitate various effects within the simulator, the most popular of these effects is likely the ability to dock aircraft directly to jetways.  It is certainly a crucial piece of software required by many third party releases.  Congratulations to the team for yet another fantastic upgrade.

Please see the full version 1.6.3 changelog below.


  • Fixed bug where sound could not be found due to the case-sensitive SimTitle
  • Fixed bug where GSX created SODE jetway would not move under certain circumstances
  • Fixed bug where an environmental data probe would not be reloaded and its associated client objects were lost
  • Fixed bug where negative AirTemp values were not properly read
  • Fixed some bugs where sound was not stopped from external app (GSX) for reset or premature removal cases

Jetway Control System

  • Fixed bug where in certain situations, the jetway is not properly initialized
  • Fixed bug where AI object placement data was not updated
  • Added support for VOXATC driven AI aircraft
  • Improved AI-to-Jetway assignment logic in case of multiple jetways and multiple doors
  • Improved jetway detection routine for AI aircraft using stand data
  • Added support for multi-jetway/multi-door operations for AI objectsAdded support for automatic docking and undocking of jetways for the user aircraft. Two ways to trigger:
    • Manually via the SODE text-menu
    • Automatically using aircraft state variables (Parking brake set, all engines off, beacon off for docking; beacon on for un-docking)
  • Added check for crossing jetways when using auto-dock feature
  • Refactored and improved the entire jetway logic code


  • Added MD-80 series and Concorde to list of supported aircraft
  • Fixed VDGS activation logic when aircraft is already parked at stand

To review source reference information for the above details, jump to the changelog, click here.  If you’d like to learn more about the software, visit the official SODE website.

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