Exercise Builder Version 8 (EBv8) is the next generation of Exercise Builder software. It has been redesigned and developed using Microsoft’s most current application development technology and allows for easy implementation of future improvements. EBv8 is available free of charge to members of the Emergency Management Issues Special Interest Group (EMI SIG) and emergency mangement professionals working in the public sector.
EBv8 has a scalable application window with a larger font for easy reading and expandable Process Outline and Help side panels for one-click navigation to specific steps and quick access to context-sensitive FAQ help. More information will be saved to your baseline for use on future exercises. This new version also features spell checking with a custom dictionary. EXPLAN documents are generated in MS Word-based customizable templates. The initial installation of EBv8 is distributed via an internet download.
The Exercise Builder development team will continue to fix user reported problems and add new functionality. Updates to the program are downloaded to the user’s computer via the web using Microsoft’s ClickOnce technology.