MCADCafé: New Features Strategically Enhance the Capabilities of Vortex Studio


Expanding upon a history of providing industry-leading, real-time simulation of soil, CM Labs announced an all new, expanded Deformable Terrain zone in Vortex Studio 2019b with features that go beyond digging and pushing soil. While still allowing the deformation of a given surface using digging tools (bucket or blade), vehicles’ wheels can now directly impact the terrain, compressing and deforming it on each pass, creating ruts and graphical marks modeled on specific textures.

“Over the past two decades, our team has developed some of the most advanced capabilities in engineering-based simulation,” said Lisa Barbieri, Vice President Marketing and Customer Experience. “Vortex Studio 2019b expands a powerful toolset, making it easier than ever before to generate & deploy simulations that look and feel closer to reality.”

Along with the new terrain system, the latest version of CM Labs’ real-time simulation software adds a modular vehicle design process and streamlined installation, while making distribution and integration easier.

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CM Labs builds simulation-based solutions to help clients design advanced equipment and prepare for skilled operations. Through its Vortex Studio platform, CM Labs provides capabilities for training simulators, mission rehearsal, virtual prototyping, and testing.

For more than 20 years, CM Labs’ Vortex Simulators have helped train equipment operators in port, maritime, and offshore environments all over the world. In the past few years alone, the Port of Tilbury, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Indonesian Port Corporation, Napier Port, Ports of Auckland, multiple DP World sites, and the Pacific Maritime Association (USA) have chosen Vortex simulators to improve operational safety and efficiency.

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