With a majority of the simulations built in Vortex Studio being related to vehicles, making these mechanisms easier to customize has been a key focus for CM Labs. In Vortex Studio 2019b, users can now start wheeled vehicle designs from a number of prebuilt vehicle templates.
“We expose important components in the vehicle interfaces of these templates,” said Martin Hirschkorn, Technical Product Manager, Vortex Studio. “Without building new models from scratch, users can adjust and tweak the templates to match the performance of their vehicle.”
With components now customizable to the sub-assembly level, engineers will be able to take advantage of a greater degree of precision in their designs. Allowing for more flexibility in terms of building mechanisms and splitting of tasks between teams of simulation engineers, this feature is especially powerful for complex machines (vehicles, cranes, excavators) with intricate sub-systems and interchangeable components.