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General Information

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:06 pm
by nicoberna
Hi everybody!

I'm new and i'm taking the firsts steps in the VR world and i hope you will help me!
i want to know if this program Can simulate the animation of a machine controlled by a remote controller.

Now i will show how it works.
With a remote controller the operetor can control several hydraulic cylinder, this remote is composed by:
1_ a turnable switch (Position 1 control Cylinder 1, Position 2 control Cylinder 2, etc)
2_one or two levers control the extend or shorten (and other movimentations) of the selected cylinder

First question is: i need to know if this controller can be placed in foreground?
Then i think is possible to extend/shorten the cylinder 1 by the lever but, if i turn the switch on position 2, can i extend/shorten the cylinder 2??

I'm sorry form my english, i hope everything is comprensible.
I attach an image of the remote controller.

anyway can someone suggest me some tutorial or "book" to understend better the program in addition of what i can find on

Thanks in advance!

Re: General Information

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:20 pm
by jsaid
SimLab Composer online help
SimLab Composer Tutorials
Download SimLab Composer 8.2 - Lite Edition for free.
YouTube channel of SimLab
- Mechanical Triaining Series
- Training for Simulation
- Rendered Simulations
- Simulation Teasers
- SimLab Composer: Tutorial for VR Interactive Simulation
- Simulation Based VR

Re: General Information

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:14 pm
by nicoberna
Thank you ...
Despite having the read / view most of the pages that you sended me i have understand that the start is from simulation workbench!!!!!
Thanks for the moment..maybe i write you in the future for more questions!

Re: General Information

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:15 pm
by nicoberna
Hi everybody,
Someone can help me to find a way to control the interactive vr via keyboard and not via joysticks?
In the tutorials i find only the indication to set the joistick.

If i start the interactive vr and I push the letter on the keyboard that have an association with a movimentation nothing happen!

For exemple i have set to the letter "X" as the extension of a cylinder but this don't happen in interactive vr. it works if i use the simple interatctive animation.


Re: General Information

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:50 pm
by SimLab
VR viewer takes control of the keyboard.

At this point you need to have an XBOX 1 controller to run co-simulation with composer

Re: General Information

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:54 pm
by nicoberna
i'm here again to ask You how can i use a "vr glasses"! someone have experience about that?

If is possibile i want to know wich glasses is better for example with or without smartphone? how the glasses comunicate with pc (if i don't use the smartphone)?? i read to use htc 5 (VR), are there cheapest solution??
and, i supposed yes but...Is needed a controller to move the elments (clearly with an associated action)?what kind of controller i need??

Are there some topics in the forum that speak about this?any tutorial?

Thanks at who can help me!!

Re: General Information

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:17 pm
by jsaid

SimLab VR Viewer, in VR mode, supports HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Best regards

Re: General Information

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:35 pm
by SimLab
Another option is SimLab Mixed reality sets, info about using Mixed reality with SimLab Composer can be found here

I believe at this point HTC vive is the best option, followed by Oculus Rift.

Re: General Information

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 pm
by nicoberna
Thank you both for the answers! at the moment is out of budget!!!!

Another question..can you suggest me a way to have a faster model?
My assembly is composed bay more than 3000 parts and every one is a welded element (so simlab recognize many "under-parts") when I try to move it is very very slow, many lags! what can i do in your opinion??
i read in the "break" menu(if I'm not wrong) "fondi material" in italian (i don't know how is translated in the en version!) maybe can help me?

Re: General Information

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:45 am
by SimLab
You need to select the top level node in the tree, right click
Click Geometry
Then Click Merge on Materials

This will reduce the number of objects and make moving the object faster