Primary ServicesCustom 3D Training Simulation Development Services
ForgeFX Simulations specializes custom training simulator design and development. Developing a training simulation requires multiple steps and processes. ForgeFX s provides all of these services, from the initial consultation and creative brainstorming to final deployment and ongoing support.
ConsultationWe consult with clients to understand their business and project requirements in order to meet specified goals. We also detail all available options along with the pros and cons of each choice and provide recommendations for a tailor-made training simulation.
Project Planning & ManagementOur design documentation clearly defines a project’s features and exactly how and when they will be implemented. We organize, schedule and manage resources to achieve the project goals for an on-time and on-budget final delivery.
Art ProductionOur art team produces 2D interface assets and 3D object models that virtually represent the real-world objects used in your business. We pride ourselves on high-quality, high-fidelity graphics which our clients are delighted to use.
ProgrammingAfter planning the technical architecture, we write, test and debug the source code that drives your interactive simulation. Programming is the heart of the development process and brings the art team’s content to life.
Reviews and RevisionsWe offer regular presentation and review of projects as they progress through their development life cycle. Throughout the process we implement changes, corrections and adjustments based on client feedback.
TestingThe final step in the process is to test each application to verify that it is user-friendly, functions as specified, is bug-free and ready for deployment.
Deployment & SupportOnce the application has passed the testing phase, it is deployed to our client’s end users. Deployment can include multiple platforms such as desktop/laptop computers, tablets and even smartphones. We continue to provide post-deployment support in the event that there are any problems using the simulation.
Certain projects also require some of the following secondary services offered by ForgeFX.
Hardware IntegrationWe integrate the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) controls, allowing users to operate simulators with the same controls as your real-world equipment. Operators develop muscle memory which they take with them from the simulator to the real world.
Web Site DevelopmentWe can develop information architecture, graphic design and programming of a companion web site for each unique simulator. A simulation’s companion website is the perfect place for a global high score board across all your users, to track simulator usage and promote the availability of your simulator to your target audience.
In addition to developing training simulation software for our clients, ForgeFX excels at integrating hardware to operate with our simulation software. We offer integration with both real-world Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) hardware, as well as Consumer Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware solutions. Developing simulation software that replicates our client’s equipment and processes is the first step towards deploying effective training simulators, and oftentimes the next step is connecting hardware to control elements of the simulator. For example, the controls and joysticks that are used to control the Vermeer HDD Simulator, are the same controls that people use to operate the real-world physical equipment.
In business for more than 20 years, ForgeFX has extensive experience developing custom software applications for our clients. From interactive real-time 3D simulation software, to online multi-user connectivity, to virtual reality and augmented reality devices, to web sites and cloud-based, we have deep knowledge and understanding of developing solid software for our clients.
Your Project Requirements and Associated Pricing
Your specific project will have its own unique requirements. Based on these, we will work with you to arrive at a detailed bid to develop and deliver your project. If you need a ballpark price, we can often provide that during our initial phone conversation. If you require a more precise estimate and have a detailed project specification in hand, we can typically turn around a firm bid within a couple of weeks.