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Robot Reach Study Now Available in Vention 3D MachineBuilder

Get a quick overview of how to view and manipulate a Robot in MachineBuilder. This enables anyone to conduct rapid Robot Reach Study and understand if a machine design will be optimal for your robot cell.

Bre Hargreaves VP Product / May 21st, 2019

Robots and cobots are increasingly present across manufacturing plants and warehouses. The latest generation of cobots are so simple that a whole new class of professionals are becoming robots experts. This is a change for the better.

Everyday, manufacturing experts, plant managers, and operations leaders use Vention to plan, design and commission their next robot cell. Over the last year, we had a chance to work closely with hundreds of professionals and listen to their feedback about how we can make the Vention platform even more helpful for them.

As a result of popular demand, we’re releasing robot reach study functionality. Anyone designing a complete robot cell on the Vention platform can now add 3D models of robots from our partners, and conduct manual simulations of robot reach.

This new feature will help robot cell designers validate the dimensions and position of various equipment within the cell, speeding up the overall design and commissioning lead-time. Watch the video below to learn more about the new robot reach study functionality.

To conduct a reach study, start by adding a robot into your design from the Partner Model library. Then, simply select the robot, click on the Create Connector option and create a connection to the base of the robot, and connect the robot to the right pedestal.

From there, right-click on the robot and select Edit Robot. You can now manipulate the robot’s axes by clicking on each component or reposition the entire robot arm by selecting the green dot and dragging.

This gives anyone the ability to quickly understand their robot’s reach in relation to their other machine design components.

We know this aspect of machine design is important to our users, and we’re going to keep working on improving it. Any feedback is welcome; please share your thoughts by emailing

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