CM Labs Simulations Releases Vortex 6.3

New release includes human character simulation, multi-role-playing capabilities.

Montreal, Canada, October 09, 2014 --( CM Labs Simulations has released version 6.3 of its Vortex simulation software.

Vortex is a platform for creating interactive vehicle and mechanical equipment simulations in realistic virtual environments, for engineering and operator training applications.

Version 6.3 of the software includes Vortex Human, a new module that enables the creation and configuration of lifelike human characters such as construction crane signalers, offshore crane riggers, or other team personnel.

Vortex Human characters interact with their environment—for example, by climbing stairs or ladders, pushing objects, or avoiding collisions—with lifelike accuracy and physics, thanks to the underlying Vortex Dynamics engine.

Additional capabilities in 6.3 include multi-role-playing for full team training

Vortex Dynamics 6.3 also introduces a number of additional new features designed to make it easier to conduct immersive team training, while giving powerful new pedagogical tools to trainers.

Users can create different roles—such as tank driver and gunner, or crane operator and signaler—and dynamically assign these roles during training.

Instructors can assign roles such as signaller or operator to students before the training session, and change them at any time during the session. They can also take control of any of the roles at any time, or "fly through" the scene without being tied to any specific role.

Students experience visuals, sounds, and motion specific to their role, along with their equipment controls and screens. When roles change, sensory inputs adapt to the change, whether students are operating the equipment, performing an inspection, or signalling.

Along with new role-playing capabilities and Vortex Human, Vortex 6.3 includes real-time plotting functionality, graphics enhancements, and new subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) cables.

The new release also includes dozens of improvements to the Vortex Editor, CM Labs’ 3D editing desktop application for creating, modifying, and visualizing complex mechanisms and scenes within the Vortex simulation platform.

“We had multiple objectives during this development cycle,” said Sebastien Miglio, CM Labs’ VP of Product Development. “Along with an increase in the number of simulation creation features and mechanisms, the focus of 6.3 is on accelerating content development for both simulation and mechanical engineers.”

About CM Labs Simulations Inc.
For over 15 years, CM Labs has provided feature-rich simulation capabilities that set the industry standard for interactive 3D dynamics and simulated mechanical equipment behavior.

Through Vortex Dynamics, CM Labs provides capabilities for training simulators, mission rehearsal, serious games, virtual prototyping, and testing.

Vortex customers include FMC Schilling Robotics, iRobot, Honda Research, L-3, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Carnegie Mellon University, and over 100 other leading companies and academic institutions.

All CM Labs business processes are ISO 9001:2008 certified.

For more information about Vortex Dynamics 6.1, contact
CM Labs Simulations Inc.
Samuel St-Amour