Virtual and Augmented Reality

Training With Workflow and Simulation Software

Automation World
February 15, 2023
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Industrial simulations are becoming more and more prevalent in training new employees. See how digital twinning is adding virtual gamification to what would be static textbook training.

Even in the early days of computing, businesses were looking at computers as tools for setting up complex simulations. Some credit Keith Douglas Tocher for developing the first discrete-event simulation program in 1960. Dubbed the General Simulation Program, his program used a common structure to execute a range of simulations.

Today, computers can simulate any industrial application for use in training or for control and analysis of specific automation operations. And when it comes to training industrial workers in their tasks, the confluence of simulation and workflow management are growing closer together.

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