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In collaboration, Elomatic and Devecto developed a method that links the 3D world with the physics model of a machinery creating a realistic simulation that is easily accessible and controlled with common hardware that you already have.
The method called The Link, connects the two models so that information flows both ways. By linking the dynamics model to the 3D model, both realistic visuals and authentic feeling are achieved in the digital prototype that can be used for testing and evaluation prior to building the physical prototype.
Cutting costs by minimizing physical prototypes
Faster testing and validation
Combining control and physical features with usability
Includes the whole life and soul of a machine, making it broadly applicable for R&D, marketing & sales, maintenance and training
One digital prototype for all departments brings consistency and savings
Develop new features and functionalities in the Digital Prototype
Get feedback from different user groups in advance
No expensive equipment and investments needed
The proof of concept presented here is an imaginary Terex Fuchs material handling machine. The control system, hydraulics and mechanics of the machine are modeled in Simulink. While the machine in virtual landscape is operating in Unity.
There is a dashboard that shows values from the machine model such as hydraulic pressures in cylinders. Parameters are adjustable in the Simulink model. Collisions and other interactions with the virtual environment can flow from Unity to the Simulink model.