Features and Capabilities

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.

Vortex Studio Editions

Product Features

The following table outlines the availability of features in Windows and Linux across the various editions of Vortex Studio.

Key:

  • = Windows
  • = Linux
  • * = For academic (non-commercial) use only. Please refer to the end user license agreement.

Desktop Applications

Feature Academic* Create Player Activate Engage
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

Feature Academic* Create Activate Engage
Visualization Engine
Surround audio
Character library
Vegetation library
Network synchronized multi-channel visuals    

Simulation Engine

Feature Academic* Create Activate Engage
Multibody dynamics
Powertrain modeling
Advanced tire modeling
Rigid tracks
Flexible tracks
Cable systems
Maritime environment
Deformable soil
Earthmoving tools
Simulink support
Distributed simulation    
CAD Importer (Optional)  

Distribution

Feature Academic* Create Player Activate Engage
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

Feature Academic* Create Activate Engage
Community support (e.g., documentation, forum) Included Included Included Included
CM Labs technical support   Included Included Included
Professional training Optional Optional Optional Optional
Source code escrow   Optional Optional Optional

Product Capabilities

The following document provides a high-level overview of Vortex Studio: Vortex Studio 2019b Product Capability Specifications.