Vortex Studio Added to the Altair Partner Alliance

Vortex Studio Added to the Altair Partner Alliance

Vortex® Studio Create by CM Labs Simulations is now available for use by Altair HyperWorks® customers to gain real-time insights via a virtual training environment for equipment of all types.

TROY, Mich. – October 2, 2019Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, is pleased to announce the addition of CM Labs Simulations’ real-time, multi-body simulation and advanced visualization software, Vortex® Studio Create to the Altair Partner Alliance (APA).

Vortex Studio – a simulation and visualization software for worksite system-level, in-the-loop modeling of mechatronics and mechanical equipment – brings equipment design ideas to life through high-fidelity, real-time simulation.

Simulations built via Vortex Studio’s desktop editor can easily be deployed as interactive and immersive driver-in-the-loop simulators, integrated into realistic scenes with 3D visual effects and advanced real-time rendering. By incorporating humans, weather, vegetation and water into simulations, designers can enhance the end-user experience with highly immerive environments.

Vortex Studio enables design teams to simulate and visualize mechatronic equipment operation on a virtual worksite. Engineers can validate workability, mobility and usability with drivers or control systems in-the-loop with the machine interacting with its virtual operating environment. This includes the simulation of tires and tracks on soft-soil, buckets and other implements digging and pushing soil, cables systems and tethers, hydrodyanamics and contact physics. It’s a virtual sandbox for many equipment applications including:

  • Off-highway: construction, agriculture, mining, forestry, port/logistics
  • Maritime equipment: lifting, drilling, pipelay, launch and recovery, subsea
  • Defense ground vehicles: tactical vehicles, ground robotics
  • Mobile robotics: industrial, logistics, security, homecare

“Joining the Altair Partnership Alliance puts Vortex Studio into the hands of Altair-enabled product designers and mechanical engineers, providing them with tools to build virtual prototypes and real-time driver-in-the-loop simulators,” said Lisa Barbieri, vice president, marketing and customer experience, CM Labs.

“Vortex Studio’s advanced interactive 3D simulation software is a great complement to our Altair HyperWorks solution,” said Rajiv Rampalli, senior vice president, HyperWorks Development, Altair. “Altair further extends its leadership in CAE to include human evaluation of equipment with the addition of Vortex Studio to the Altair Partner Alliance.”

The APA offers on-demand access to a broad spectrum of software applications from over 50 companies. Altair’s customers can leverage a wide range of software tools from a centralized source, helping them reduce time to market, increase design intelligence and make smarter decisions, faster.

Altair HyperWorks users can download Vortex Studio through Altair’s Vortex Studio page. To learn more about Vortex Studio, please attend the Introduction to Vortex Studio webinar hosted by Altair and presented by CM Labs on October 24, at 10 a.m. ET.

About CM Labs Simulations

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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