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What is Visual Components?

Founded by a team of simulation experts and 25 years in business, Visual Components is a 3D manufacturing simulation industry pioneer and Offline Robot Programming (OLP) expert.

The organization is a trusted technology partner to several leading brands, offering machine builders, system integrators, and manufacturers a simple, fast, and cost-effective solution to design and simulate production processes. OLP technology is for fast, accurate, and error-free programming of industrial robots.

Proven customer benefits
* 30% Efficiency increase
* 15% Project cost savings
* 95% Improved robot utilization
* 80% Time saved in robot programming
* 3000+ Ready-to-use components

Who Uses Visual Components?

Designed for manufacturing professionals and built on a powerful, flexible, and scalable platform. Manufacturers, system Integrators, Machine and robot Builders, Academia, and Startups.

Visual Components Software - Factory layout design is a detailed, iterative process, requiring refinement as new data on equipment and operations emerge.
Visual Components Software - Virtual commissioning is transforming manufacturing by enabling early testing of machines and systems, crucial for meeting factory acceptance testing (FAT) deadlines.
Visual Components Software - Visualizing complex solutions in a simple and engaging way can be the difference between a won and a lost deal. Simulation helps streamline the RFQ/RFP response workflow, saving time on tasks like designing and updating layouts, performing analysis etc.
Visual Components Software - Sub-layouts make the design process clearer and tidier, transforming messy setups into organized units. You can group components based on type, brand, or any other category and arrange them in a structured order. This not only simplifies layout management
Visual Components Software - The next generation of robot offline programming (OLP) technology. Efficiently program robots for tasks like welding, processing, spraying, and jigless assembly on a unified platform, streamlining diverse robotic functions.

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Reviews of Visual Components

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.0

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 201-1,000
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5
53%
4
40%
3
2%
2
4%
Junji
Junji
CEO in Japan
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Custoemr review

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: The Visual Components software itself is easy to use, and the visuals are beautiful, which enhances the impression of the movement of our designed products. The sales representatives at the Visual Components headquarters are also very kind and respond to questions in detail, so we can proceed with confidence. However, I feel that the service system within Japan is a challenge while we appreciate them.

Pros:

E Catalogue is very easy to understand and user-friendly. By utilizing the educational materials of Visual Components, one can understand the functions to a certain extent through self-study.

Cons:

I am using it in Japan, but the Japanese guides are not comprehensive. The service system in Japan is also insufficient, so I am forced to learn how to use it in English on my own

Daniel
Simulation Engineer in Germany
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Feedack sum up

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: I like working with VC by realising different analysis, simulations, rendering, digital protoypes with one software. :)

Pros:

- Stability of software - The open VC-Framework for realise selfmade AddOns

Cons:

- VC is using an old .Net Framework and old Python version

Filip
Smart Automation Engineer in Czechia
Automotive, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Review of Visual Components virtual commissioning

2.0 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

I like the capabilities of working with 3D data of all kinds of formats.

Cons:

Overall not really prepared for virtual commissioning, missing ease of use features, taking lot of time to implement

Sylvain
International welding coordinator in Germany
Machinery, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Good feedback

4.0 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

A strong reactivity to solve problems and the wish of developping new things.

Cons:

When you have a training with VC, it's very simple to use but when you're alone with an another logic of programming and you want to be very precise, it's a little bit complicate.

Martin
Teacher in Netherlands
Industrial Automation, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great product for a learning environment

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Pros:

Using VisualComponents offers several significant advantages, especially in an educational context. One of the key benefits is the ability to graphically represent PLC programs, making it easier for students to visualize and understand the logic and flow of operations. This graphical display enhances the learning experience by simplifying debugging and optimization processes. Additionally, VisualComponents provides a robust Python API, which offers extensive possibilities for developing custom components. This flexibility allows students to create tailored solutions and automate various tasks, enhancing their understanding and adaptability within the simulation environment. Another major advantage is the easy process setup with the extensive library of pre-built components. This comprehensive library enables students to quickly and easily set up complex processes, reducing the time required for initial setup and allowing for rapid prototyping and iteration. This ensures a smoother learning workflow and faster project completion. These advantages make VisualComponents a powerful tool for education in industrial automation, simulation, and optimization, significantly improving the productivity and accuracy of learning projects.

Cons:

While VisualComponents offers several significant advantages, there are some notable disadvantages. The online material available in the VisualComponents Academy is quite useful, but it does not follow a structured approach to explain the basics of VisualComponents. Including more comprehensive practice material and step-by-step tutorials would greatly enhance the learning experience. Additionally, the connectivity with TIA Portal PLCSim relies on an unprofessional tool that suffers from poor support, which can hinder effective integration and use. Addressing these issues would make VisualComponents an even more valuable educational tool.

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