The next generation of 3D manufacturing simulation technology. Designed for manufacturing professionals and built on a powerful, flexible, and scalable platform. Visual Component’s mission is to set the standard in production simulation.

Visual Component’s vision is to provide the best product on the market and shape the future of simulation technology for others to follow.

Visual Components’ 3D manufacturing simulation solutions are trusted by hundreds of organizations worldwide to support critical planning and decision-making processes.

As a leading developer of 3D manufacturing simulation technologies, Visual Components continues to be at the forefront of Industry 4.0 and its applications.

Whether you’re looking for a tool to quickly design and present production solutions, or a platform to power your offline programming applications, we’ve got you covered.

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Overview of the product family

Essentials

Visual Components Essentials is the core manufacturing simulation product. Design, build, and simulate your factory of the future using ready-made components.
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Professional

Visual Components Professional is the component creation solution. Define and create your own components to simulate in the 3D world. It includes everything in Essentials and gives you the tools to model and create your own components.
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Premium

Virtualize your factory with Visual Components Premium, the complete manufacturing simulation solution. It includes everything in Essentials and Professional, plus more features for advanced robotics and virtual commissioning applications.
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Essentials Professional Premium
3D Layout Configuration
Configure layouts quickly by using simple drag-and-drop & plug-and-play features. Use your CAD data or our free eCatalog with hundreds of ready-made models.
Process Modeling
Define and manage the products, processes, and process flows in your layouts with simple, easy, and visual workflows.
eCatalog
Use our eCatalog with over 2,500 pre-defined and ready-to-use components from leading industrial automation brands to create production simulations.
CAD File import
Import CAD models directly into the Visual Components 3D world. Most major file formats and extensions are supported.
Import 2D Drawings
Import 2D drawings of your current layouts into the 3D world and set up your simulations on top.
CAD Attribute Reader
CAD Attribute Reader reads the attributes of 2D CAD drawings and generates 3D models based on the properties. The supported formats are Autodesk DWG and DXF files.
Point Cloud
Import point cloud models of your facilities directly into the 3D world and configure layouts inside them.
Statistics
Create, modify, and visualize custom simulation data in the statistics dashboard.
PLC Connectivity
Connect simulations with your control system using platform-independent OPC-UA or supported vendor-specific interfaces.
Simple Robotics
Define, model, and program your robot behavior with simple and easy-to-use robot teaching tools.
Sales Content Creation
checkmark checkmark checkmark Easily create and export your 3D simulations as high-quality images and videos up 4K quality, as interactive 3D PDFs or 2D drawings with BoM.
VC Experience
Share and experience the simulations in virtual reality or on your smartphones.
Component Modeling
Bring your CAD files to life and customize them with behaviors and properties to build your personalized library of components.
Pre-Built Wizards
checkmark checkmark Activate CAD files for the 3D world faster with pre-built wizards that automate configuration for many component types.
Basic Solid Geometry
Create simple 3D geometries and modify imported CAD files with this basic CAD modeling toolkit.
Geometry Simplification
Reduce file sizes and improve simulation performance with the automated geometry simplification tool.
Fanuc Robot Connectivity
Connect your simulations with Fanuc robot controllers directly through Visual Components. Visualize digital twins and carry out virtual commissioning with more accurate cycle times and robot paths.
Siemens S7 – PLC Connectivity
Connect your simulations and communicate with physical S7-1200 controllers and S7-PLCSIM at faster speeds.
WinMOD and SIMIT Connectivity
Test your simulations with several industrial controllers through connections with real-time behavioral simulation software – WinMOD and SIMIT.
Geometrical CAD data for Robot Paths
checkmark Create well-structured data of geometry surfaces, curves, and curve loops from imported CAD files and develop custom robot paths for different applications.
Path Statements
Quickly teach and simulate paths of positions with robots for applications like robot welding, machine tending, paint, and water jet operations, sealing, and cutting.
Paint Process Visualization
Visualize the application of paint on surfaces and measure coat thickness.
VRC Connectivity for UR and Stäubli
checkmark Connect to Universal Robot and Stäubli CS8, and CS9 controllers to create/modify robot programs and verify cycle times.
Interactive VR
Dive into your simulations in Virtual Reality and interact with different elements in the layout.
VR/3D Conferencing
Interact with your teams/customers inside a real-time virtual environment and finalize the simulations remotely using our VR/3D conferencing partner solutions.

Other Products

Visual Components Experience

Experience 3D simulations you’ve designed with Visual Components on mobile and in virtual reality.
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VR and 3D Conferencing Partners

Take your project collaboration to the next level and improve your delivery times in a risk-free virtual environment.
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