Virtual Commissioning Analyst

Execute virtual commissioning scenarios on a manufacturing virtual twin including accurate simulation of equipment and sensors connected to a PLC program using the Virtual Commissioning Analyst Role

DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE Robotics Virtual Commissioning Analyst (RVN) Role enables the execution of virtual commissioning scenarios based on the pre-defined 3D Virtual Twin.

Multiple scenarios consist of tuning capabilities that adapt the sensor shape or position, or the ability to change part creation frequencies. Other scenarios include enabling virtual validation and correction of the PLC program to accelerate the start of production, reducing costly downtime by leveraging the virtual twin to train operators and maintenance workers, and predicting the work cell cycle time to ensure the production rate by simulating all the mechanical and software behaviors.

When VCA is combined with Equipment & Layout Engineer (ETR) the user can create the virtual twin of the equipment by creating sensors, parts, logic, and tasks, then connect to CATIA ControlBuild with the associated mapping table.

DELMIA Virtual Commissioning Role

DELMIA Virtual Commissioning Role

Virtual Commissioning Analyst Benefits

Part creation and transformation

For multicycle simulations, you can generate the same parts, manage different transformations, and create & fill part attributes for use in the logic through the sensors.

Closely Integrated with CATIA Control Build

Virtual Commissioning Analyst (VCA) delivers an immersive 3D experience to virtually validate the PLC program of machines in the factory context. VCA provides the connector that allows a close integration with CATIA ControlBuild where users can develop, integrate, and validate control systems for industrial automation.

VCA’s integration with CATIA ControlBuild provides high performance communication for virtual validation or with the real PLC (hardware in the loop) of the automation controls system.

DELMIA Virtual Commissioning Sensor

DELMIA Virtual Commissioning Sensor

Virtual Commissioning Analyst Highlights

Sensor modeling

VCA provides the user with the capabilities to model different type of sensors for virtual commissioning. Each sensor has a physical component as well as a behavior model. When used in the simulation, the individual behavior of the sensor (such as sending an output when physical contact is made) allows the user to detect the presence of parts in the zone detection, allowing input and output PLC – SIMULATION interaction.

These sensors can detect any 3D object in their detection zone and set an output signal used in the task or in a program to simulate a line or work cell behavior. They can also read the detected part’s attribute value established by the source command and sets the sensor outputs accordingly. It allows for multiple simulation scenarios.

Different types of sensor are available: 1D as a beam, 2D as a plan, and 3D as a volume. On each sensor, different zone detections with different output set-ups can be created.


VCA offers different types of connectors:

  • OPC (open platform communication) to control simulations with PLC ladder logic
  • FMU (functional Mock-up interface)
  • OPC UA is also available through CATIA Control Build
Related Software


DELMIA is a Global Industrial Operations software that specializes in digital manufacturing and manufacturing simulation.



Connect with other 3DEXERIENCE roles and take advantage of the virtual twin for the entire enterprise

Virtual Commissioning PLC Testing
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DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE Operations vision that enables a common understanding for all stakeholders.

This solution provides a holistic, model-based, and data-driven digital backbone that breaks down the silos between diverse functional users from engineering, operations, and supply chain.

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Combine Virtual and Real worlds

Virtual Twin Experience on the cloud is an executable virtual model of a physical system which brings in learning and experiences taken from the real world processes to update the digital twin model.

Achieving this closed-loop capability is the full realization of benefits to be gained from the convergence of the Virtual and Real Worlds

Operations management
Manufacturing Line Design

Manufacturers of any size can adopt new processes and systems that reduce design incompatibilities between sales and engineering.

Using DELMIA 3D technology in a single platform, OEM line manufacturers can demonstrate the final product design and performance in an immersive experience that raises the customer’s level of satisfaction.


The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.

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