FlexSim 2017 Update 1: More VR, improved ease of use

FlexSim 2017 Update 1 is now officially out and ready for download! Head over to the Downloads section of your account to get the software now. (Don’t have a FlexSim account? Sign up for free here!)

This update to FlexSim 2017 takes FlexSim’s virtual reality capabilities to the next level. It starts with the Oculus Touch hand controllers. With their natural gestures and finger movements, this technology will let you experience a FlexSim model like never before. The feature video (below) shows someone lifting, dropping, pressing, pulling, and pushing to interact with an actively running simulation. We’re

Oculus Rift and Simulation

Simulation modeling meets virtual reality, Oculus Rift

It’s already used in industry, and it can definitely benefit modelers

Have you seen the new commercial for Samsung’s Gear VR? It wasn’t what I’d expect from a virtual reality device—because we barely even saw Samsung’s new virtual reality headset. Instead, the commercial was careful to stay away from the geeky, unwieldy look the technology had in a recent Time Magazine cover. Viewers saw NBA superstar LeBron James and a bunch of average Joes and Janes going about their daily routines while lip syncing to a popular 90’s rap hit.

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