Introducing Visual Components 4.2

With this major release, we’ve added some exciting new features and made significant improvements to our software infrastructure to deliver improved simulation performance. We’re especially excited to introduce Process Modeling, a fast, easy, and visual way to define and manage products, processes, and production flow in your layouts. Read more!

Blog | November 25, 2019

Check out this short video to see what’s new in Visual Components 4.2!

What’s new:

Process Modeling

Process Modeling is a fast, easy, and visual way to define and manage products, processes, and production flow.

Process Modeling

Visual Process and Flow Management

Visually manage processes and production flow in your layout. Processes and flow can be managed using the editors or directly in the 3D world, making it easy to analyze, troubleshoot, and modify processes and production logic.

Visual Process and Flow Management

More Streamlined

Defining and editing products and processes has been greatly simplified, requiring a fraction of the steps. We’ve introduced visual workflows to model and manage the production flow.

More Streamlined

Improved Simulation Performance

We’ve updated the software infrastructure to deliver significant improvements in simulation speed and performance, especially for simulation models utilizing process modeling.

Improved Simulation Performance

New Features:

Product Type Editor

With the product type editor you can visually define, manage, and organize products in your layouts. Products are treated as dynamic objects, making it easier to model and visualize product evolution.

Product Type Editor

Process Editor

The process editor allows you to define and manage the behaviors of processes such as machines, buffers, and other production steps. Processes can be configured to behave conditionally based on different processed products.

Process Editor

Flow Editor

With the flow editor you can define both the sequence of processes and the means of transport between them for different product flow groups. Process flows can be managed using the flow editor or directly in the 3D world.

Flow Editor

Simplified Tasks Library

Process modeling components have a dedicated library in the eCatalog with layout tools, machine templates, and resources.

Simplified-Task-Library

Interactive VR

Available in Visual Components Premium, it’s possible to create a streaming connection to Visual Components Experience, allowing users to interact with the VR environment.

Interactive VR

Other Improvements

We’ve made a number of usability and performance improvements in 4.2. Check out the Release Notes to learn more.

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