FAQs – Why you should rely on iPhysics, too

With iPhysics, machineering offers a tool that enables integrated engineering from CAD to PLC simulation and robot simulation. The 3D simulation software from machineering is successfully used today by leading plant and machine manufacturers as well as production companies in various industries. No matter whether you are a machine manufacturer or plant operator - with its innovative simulation software, machineering is a pioneer in the virtual world of digitisation and industry 4.0.

Frequently asked questions about our software

Why should companies work with a simulation?

3D-simulation of complex material flows and mechatronic production sites represents the biggest efficiency reserve in plant engineering and construction. Via simulation and virtual prototyping of machines you can accelerate and safeguard the machine development and construction. During project acquisitions you can revise future production sites in communication with your clients. 

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Why companies should simulate with iPhysics?

industrialPhysics is based on a very precise and real-time capable physics engine with the aim to represent production processes in a realistic way. This software gives companies the possibility to simulate a single machine or a whole production site over the entire process from planning to service downtime. A bidirectional interface transfers all data into the CAD-system. In addition, the system disposes of a wide-ranging library with predefined industry robot kinematics. The innovative Hardware-in-the-Loop-approach enables a direct connection to multiple PLCs of different producers. Step by step the simulation creates models including control and robot logics. Machineering is one of the first companies to integrate the VR glass Occulus Rift into the software. Now our users can see their machines in a new dimension.

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What are the advantages of iPhysics?

Reduction of commissioning time by 75% - at management level

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For the management

  • shortens the commissioning time up to 75%
  • shortens the entire project time up to 15%
  • enhances the software quality by more than 40%
  • reduces the costs up to 30%

For the employees

  • iPhysics serves as a communication platform for the mechatronic team from the first idea to the real commissioning
  • more security for complex planning, the visualisation at an early stage reduces risks like shortages
  • validation of future changes, dimensioning of buffers, conveyors, work piece carriers and comparison of planning scenarios
  • continuous control via simulation of small changes on machine level
  • smoother commissioning
  • transparent machine change management
  • optimized time schedule for machines
  • detection of obsolete functions (redundancies)
  • safeguarding of function blocs (modularisation)

For the machines

  • smoother commissioning
  • transparent machine change management
  • optimized time schedule for machines
  • detection of obsolete functions (redundancies)
  • creation of function blocs (modularisation)
  • increased mechatronisation of the machines
  • material savings and lightweight construction

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Reference book

Methods for the virtual commissioning of automated production systems

Author: Dr. Georg Wünsch, founder of machineering GmbH & Co. KG

In which branch can you use iPhysics?

You can run iPhysics whenever the behaviour of collision bodies will be simulated. iPhysics finds its application in different sectors like for example

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In which sectors within your company can you use iPhysics?

iPhysics will add value to your whole company in sales, development, project management, production and services.

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  • Creation of simulation films and models for improved presentation to customers
  • Feasibility studies and 3D layout planning as part of the tender preparation
  • Presentation of first results e.g. cycle time and utilisation of the plant


Project planning

  • Mechatronic variant creation as a basis for design decisions
  • Cost / benefit comparison
  • Distribution of functions between mechanics and control
  • Rough collision analysis with scalable models
  • Illustration of "good" and "bad" processes



  • Detailed collision analysis based on exact CAD data
  • Mechatronic test bed for the implementation of the controller and virtual commissioning
  • Real representation of "good" and "bad" processes
  • Pre-testing of the control programme



  • IBN-accompanying mechatronic tests for changes without machine assignment



  • Operating phase: basic technology for models in control systems and workshop control
  • Changeover phase: Quick modelling of the change (product and plant side)
  • Virtual protection during parallel operation
  • Process analysis for availability optimisation


Maintenance / Servicing

  • Remote maintenance with status visualisation
  • Predictive maintenance with augmented reality directly at the machine
  • Failure Documentation including instructions

How do you learn to use our simulation?

Machineering offers its clients to get in touch with the advantages of iPhysics before clients buy the product: Be part of one of our web demonstration or visit our cost-free workshop. Once we have a contract, we teach our clients how to use iPhysics via a 1 to 2-day workshop or web conference. We know out of experience that the user is able to handle the software on his/her own after this introduction. For any further questions the machineering team will always support its clients.

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With the machineering mAcademie the software company offers a comprehensive range of services with a targeted training programme designed for both newcomers and those with iPhysics experience. The aim of the academy is for the mechanical engineer to build up his own simulation experts in the company and thus be able to independently implement simulations of know-how-sensitive systems. The hands-on events of the mAkademie provide a good iPhysics basis and also inform about updates, tips & tricks. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) 

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Why to get a mFieldBox?

machineering’s brand new innovation is the mFieldBox which offers full real-time capacity. Connect it in between the simulation computer and the PLC and it provides the whole field bus simulation. You want to know more about the mFieldBox? Get in touch with us, we gladly provide you further information.

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Connected between the simulation computer and the controller, the mFieldBox externally performs the complete fieldbus emulation and guarantees the real-time capability of the simulation. Would you like to know more about the mFieldBox? Please contact us, we will be happy to advise you.

What's the sense of the mTwinBox?

The mTwinBox is directly integrated into the cabinet. Parallel to the real machines, the mTwinBox runs the iPhysics simulation of the machines for predictive maintenance, failure documentation, remote maintenance, collision calculations …the mTwinBox makes it all possible.

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Our iPhysics simulation runs simultaneously with the actual running plant: Predective maintenance, failure documentation, remote maintenance, collision calculations and much more - the digital twin makes it possible.

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