Vortex® Studio is available in a variety of editions, based on your team size and project requirements. Every edition includes access to Vortex Studio's physics and integrated visualization engine.
The Academic edition is a free solution for government and educational entities, providing access to Vortex Studio's core engine capabilities, as well as vehicle powertrain modeling. It enables the creation of single-node simulators with up to three displays (depending on hardware). Vortex Studio Academic is ideal for robotic system testing and basic simulator creation. Products created using Vortex Studio Academic edition require the inclusion of Vortex Studio watermarks, as well as the rights for CM Labs to promote a product's use of Vortex Studio.
- Content saved in Vortex Studio Academic cannot be opened in other Vortex Studio editions.
The Create edition is Vortex Studio's core development environment, packaging together all the tools you require to design and validate interactive real-time simulations. Including a single node-locked seat of Vortex Studio Editor and Player, it is ideally suited for small training simulation teams working on a limited number of projects, and for product development teams wishing to develop virtual prototypes of mechatronic equipment.
The Vortex Studio Player is a tool that allows you to load and simulate assets, useful for sharing simulation content with other departments or reviewers. You can add more Player instances by purchasing additional Player licenses. This is useful for all Vortex Studio users who find that they need more Players than their edition provides.
The Activate edition unlocks the full set of distributed simulation features for all Create licenses you already own. With Activate, you also get an additional 5 node-locked Player instances to run simulations on multiple networked computers. If you need more Players than that, you can buy extra Activate licenses that give you another bundle of five Players. Activate is intended for larger simulation teams working on internal projects (research, validation, or marketing).
The Engage edition is similar to Activate in that it unlocks all the distributed simulation features for all existing Create licenses. However, you also get a publishing license giving you unlimited distribution capabilities. Engage is the ideal choice for companies looking to produce and sell simulators, build commercially viable training programs, equip sales teams with powerful demos, or create larger, more immersive simulators.
The following table outlines the availability of features in Windows and Linux across the various editions of Vortex Studio.
- = Windows
- = Linux
- * = For academic (non-commercial) use only. Please refer to the end user license agreement.
|Vortex Studio Editor seats (number of concurrent instances running)||1 node-locked seat||1 node-locked seat||1 node-locked seat||Unlocks features on all Create seats purchased by customer||Unlocks features on all Create seats purchased by customer|
|Vortex Studio Player||5 node-locked Players per unique simulator||Publishing license|
|Vortex Studio Director|
|Usage data collection (anonymous data collection of software usage)||Required||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
Visualization and Immersion
|Network synchronized multi-channel visuals|
|Advanced tire modeling|
|CAD Importer (Optional)|
|Application distribution license||Free with yearly renewal||Monthly subscription with minimum 12 month contract||Monthly subscription with minimum 12 month contract||Annual subscription||Annual subscription|
|Prerequisites||None||None||None||At least 1 Create seat (not included)||At least 1 Create seat (not included)|
|Powered by Vortex Studio watermark||Required|
|Commercial application co-marketing (CM Labs reserves the right to use your projects as part of our marketing efforts)||Required|
Maintenance and Support
|Community support (e.g., documentation, forum)||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|CM Labs technical support||Included||Included||Included|
|Source code escrow||Optional||Optional||Optional|
The following document provides a high-level overview of Vortex Studio: Vortex Studio 2019a Product Capability Specifications.
For previous versions, consult the archive below.
- Vortex Studio 2018c Product Capability Specifications
- Vortex Studio 2018b Product Capability Specifications
- Vortex Studio 2018a Product Capability Specifications
- Vortex Studio 2017c Product Capability Specifications
- Vortex Studio 2017b Product Capability Specifications
- Vortex Studio 2017a Product Capability Specification
- Vortex 6.8 Product Capability Specification
- Vortex 6.7 Product Capability Specification
- Vortex 6.6 Product Capability Specification
Vortex® Studio 2019a by CM Labs | Last update: 10:05 AM, 5/29/2019 — Release 2019.0.0.60 | © CM Labs Simulations Inc.