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For Students

Interested in using Visual Components for your studies? Continue reading to find out how you can request a student trial license.

Student Trial License FAQ

What is a student trial license?

We offer student trial licenses for students who would like to use Visual Components for educational studies and coursework.

Who qualifies for the student trial license?

Students currently enrolled at an educational institution are eligible to request a student trial license.

Are there any limitations on what I can do with a student trial license?

Student trial licenses should be used ONLY for educational purposes. It’s prohibited to use a student trial license for commercial projects.

What Visual Components product will I get?

The latest version of Visual Components Essentials.

Are there limitations on features or functionality with a student trial license?

The license includes all the features in Visual Components Essentials. It does not include advanced component modeling and advanced robot programming applications.

How long is the trial license valid?

30 days.

What is a standalone license?

Student trial licenses allow users to install and use Visual Components on one standalone computer system. Student trial licenses cannot be transferred to other computer systems.

What should I do if I would like to use Visual Components software for a longer period of time?

Student trial licenses are only available for 30 days. We offer educational licenses and classroom packages that include up to 30 licenses. Please provide the contact information of your professor or instructor and we’d be happy to contact them to discuss our educational solutions.

Why do we require your student email address?

We need to verify your status as a currently enrolled student at an educational institution.

What if I don’t have a student email address?

Provide your professor or instructor’s email address and we will contact them to verify your student status.

How do I request an Evaluation License for Study Purposes?

Complete the contact form below and we will get in touch with you. **We will only process requests that contain a valid student e-mail.

Student Testimonials

See what students have to say about using Visual Components

Creative ideas and improvements come to life. Simulations ensure a perfectly balanced manufacturing environment.

RACE Trainee

Visual Components combines material flow and robot simulation to give students a deep understanding of the production processes in a modern factory.

Robert Flohr


After switching to Visual Components, I noticed a remarkable increase in students’ comprehension of complex operations and a sharp decrease in frustration.

Robert Flohr


As well as the software being easy to use, it also provided informative simulations in order to see how your project was created and where any errors may occur.

Coventry University


I really appreciated the fact that I wasn’t limited in any way. I could came up with my own ideas and production line setup.

Coventry University


With its intuitive handling combined with the wide selection of basic tutorials, Visual Components opens up the potential for simulation projects even without prior experience.

Miguel Ferber

Student at HTW Saar

Visual Components has been a major part of my master’s thesis. I am impressed by how well and fast complex 3D simulations can run on a standard laptop.

Tim Finkler

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt

Visual Components allows for the detailed and easy reproduction or design of productions, assembly and intralogistics environments and allows for a high level of immersion through its VR application.

Maximilian Kaun

Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

Request an Evaluation License for Study Purposes

Fill in your student information below and we will get in touch with you. Only for students. Professors or educational staff, request a demo from the main form.

Note! We will only process requests that contain a valid student e-mail.

Installation and setup

You can download the installer for the latest version of Visual Components Essentials here. You can learn about the minimum and recommended system requirements here.

We offer a number of software add-ons that you can download and install for free. To browse our add-ons available for download, visit our Forum thread here.

Learning resources

The Visual Components Academy provides a wealth of learning and educational content for users of all experience levels.

Check out the Getting Started course to get a quick and general introduction to Visual Components.


Interested in using Visual Components at your educational institution? Let your professor or instructor know!

We offer educational solutions for classrooms and academic research.

For professors and faculty members

We offer an educational package that includes 30 floating seats of our flagship Visual Components Premium version. For educational use only.

Why teaching with Visual Components?

All-in-one 3D Manufacturing Simulation Solution

Widely accepted tool in

  • Factory automation
  • Robot simulation
  • Layout planning
  • Virtual Commissioning
State-of-the-art technology

Modern and easy-to-use

Visual Components software is configured using the latest in 3D simulation and visualization technology. It’s made for manufacturing professionals and built on an intuitive and easy-to-use platform.

Trusted by hundreds of organizations worldwide

More job opportunities

Equip students with work skills and knowledge to better prepare them for employment.

What is the Educational Package?

Visual Components educational package is a Visual Components Premium version license. It contains 30 floating seats for educational use only.

Is there any course material available?

Yes, you can download the “Visual Components Classroom Exercises” down below.

Is it a perpetual or rental license?

The educational package is a perpetual license. There is also a possibility to get a time-limited license for 1 year.

Can students access the license remotely?

Yes, students can access the license via VPN connection.

How can students learn Visual Components on their own?

Our free online learning platform, Academy, is a great way for students to acquire skills on the different applications of Visual Components software. Academy contains lessons, courses/learning paths and webinars.

What are the benefits of adding Visual Components in my curriculum?

Visual Components is a modern and easy-to-use tool that is widely accepted in the industry. Teaching with Visual Components gives the students a real opportunity to understand industry problems, see real-case scenarios and increase their chances at career search after graduation.

How is the license installed?

The license is installed on the license server at the university premises. Please see the guide for more details about installation.

How can I test the software?

Please submit the request here.

Professors' Testimonials

See what professors have to say about using Visual Components in their curriculum

Visual Components produces high-quality 3D visualizations, which helped us to develop, explain, demonstrate, and visualize each scenario.

Elias Ribeiro da Silva

Assistant Professor at SDU

The point of having a tool like Visual Components is to offer something that can take everything a student will learn and put it in a useful package.

Juha Haimala


Visual Components gives the possibility to simulate the big picture (whole large process) while being able to visualize and specialize on small specific parts.

Helge Glinvad Gron

Professionshøjskolen UCN

Operations management, logistics, production systems, programming, process modeling and analysis, automation – the program is able to help students with whatever career path they choose.

Juha Haimala


We also used Visual Components to show the project’s stakeholders in a visual and intuitive way the purpose of each scenario. This made it easier for them to understand the results and the feedback was quite positive.

Elias Ribeiro da Silva

Assistant Professor at SDU

Visual Components Classroom Exercises

Integrating a new teaching tool can be time consuming. To make things easier we prepared free classroom exercises for you. The exercises are based on the real life challenges in production simulation, robotics, PLC etc. equipping students with the skills essential in the future employment.

Download Exercises

For researchers

Are you a research institution looking for a simulation tool? We offer licenses for research organizations.

Visual Components wants to support the R&D community providing access to the licenses at a reduced price.

Universities and Research Institutes can apply for Research Licenses for being used in their research duties/initiatives.

Projects resulting in financial outcomes have to be implemented with a Commercial license.

Research and Development + Innovation

Check out the EU-founded projects that Visual Components is taking part in or get in touch to receive more information.

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Disclaimer: VC reserves the right to not grant a trial license if not all the criteria are met.


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