Vortex Studio

Discover the innovative software platform that’s at the core
of CM Labs’ industry-leading equipment simulators.

Over 2 decades, CM Labs has become the world’s largest simulator vendor for the ports and construction industries, improving operator safety and efficiency everywhere our solutions are deployed.

At the core of our award-winning simulators is Vortex Studio. With development steered by in-house PhD physicists, engineers, and mathematicians, Vortex Studio is the industry’s leading platform for building and deploying real-time, interactive simulations of mechanisms, vehicles, and vessels.

Vortex Studio is used by researchers and engineers worldwide to drive innovation that is improving the work sites of today — and tomorrow.


Leader in digital transformation.

Whether it’s for training or product design, we are continually developing simple and effective tools for interactive simulation and visualization.



From the engineer’s desktop to immersive human-in-the-loop simulators, Vortex Studio allows engineers to simulate and visualize heavy equipment in real-time.

Offshore & Subsea

Vortex Studio enables marine engineers to solve the challenges of designing and testing equipment for offshore and subsea operations using simulation.


Virtual Prototyping in Vortex Studio

Virtual Prototyping

The engineering process iteratively moves from design and development to integration and deployment through a series of prototypes and tests.

Vortex Studio is an effective tool for systems design, decoupling prototypes from physical hardware, allowing for quick virtual validation of design assumptions and verification of solutions.

Planning operations with Vortex Studio

Operations Planning

Increasing mechanical complexity means that operations carry exponential levels of risk—some of which are dangerous or impossible for physical testing (deep sea, outer space, contaminated areas).

Before launching your operation, Vortex Studio allows for the development of scenarios that can test for flaws, delays, and complete “roadblocks”—de-risking and mitigating points of failure.

Human-in-the-loop testing with Vortex Studio

Human-In-The-Loop Testing

Testing in live operating environments is a challenging and costly endeavor, increased when adding advanced control systems. The human-machine connection needs to be validated at every stage, from initial design to the integration of ergonomic solutions.

Vortex Studio lets you test new systems and controls in-the-loop by integrating hardware, software, and HMI control systems into the virtual machine for deployment in complex operating scenarios.

Training for specific products using Vortex Studio

Product-specific Training

Those who interact with both traditional and next-generation equipment need to be trained in ways that are applicable and transferable to real-world working conditions.

Machinery engineered in Vortex Studio can be easily deployed into high-fidelity scenarios, providing a training tool that is both visually appealing and valuable for long-term skills development.

Creating a 3D marketing experience with Vortex Studio

3D Marketing Experiences

Presenting new technologies in a virtual environment lets you show customers the nuanced advantages of your product, in an environment more applicable than a showroom.

Vortex Studio allows sales and marketing teams to simulate an on-machine experience to demonstrate the benefits of novel technologies through fully integrated visuals, sound and motion.


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