While traditional computer-based aids can help trainers familiarize with heavy equipment, only 3D simulation technology can help in learning how to operate them.

Until recently, the only way to train heavy equipment operators was on real machines, in real work environment, under supervision of experienced staff, with all the danger and associated costs. Since trainees must confront the full complexity of the heavy equipment right from day one, they learn slowly and the cost of maintaining equipment used for the training is extremely high. The Simulators are helping to change all that in the following ways.