Virtual Simulation

Unit040’s PREspective:

Merging Virtual and Physical Worlds

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PREspective is the most advanced Digital Twin Platform for the industry.

It enables users to simulate the behavior of a system, before it even exists. Using the power of the Virtual World, the system becomes fully interactive; visible and interactive on screen, as well as in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.

The best part is that even the real Embedded Software runs on the Digital Twin, as it reacts exactly the same as the real system would. PREspective provides the ideal system behavior simulation tool, where the virtual system will be tested before it is being built.

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Merging Virtual and Physical Worlds

Meet PREspective
Meet our Digital Twin Platform; PREspective, one of the first platforms at the forefront of this disruptive development. Prespective enables you to develop and test your machine in the virtual world, before the real machine exists.

What is it
Prespective works by generating a digital twin out of system design files, which is used for real-time simulation and testing. The machinery or factory is fully modelled at the digital level, reproducing the dynamic processes and behavior of system components, driven by the real embedded and high level control software. In addition, external factors and the environment – like people, products or even traffic – can be included in the simulation. This allows for parallel development of hardware and software, early error detection and first time right engineering.

How is it used?
Simulation and Virtualization provide overview and insight, allowing system engineers to test assumptions early in the development process. A Prespective simulation can be viewed on a PC screen, but we also support immersion through Virtual- and Augmented Reality. This enables functional testing, virtual training and maintenance. Furthermore, Prespective can also generate output for other purposes such as marketing. For example, a technical animation of the system.

Gaming technology
Prespective is powered by Unity3D, a world leading cross platform gaming engine. Unity3D has a very large developer base, ensuring access to the latest technological developments. On top of the Unity3D Architecture, Prespective adds a list of features making the creation of complex and realistic simulations possible.

Features – on top of Unity3D – include: simulation of physics (Newtonian laws), smart 3D Geometry importing (e.g. SolidWorks STEP files), I/O coupling, scenario building for testing, multi user viewing, logging of simulations, and replaying issues.

The Team
Unit040 is continuously developing Prespective with a growing team of software engineers, while working closely with different launching customers in the High Tech and Infrastructure sectors. Unit040’s further growth ambitions are secured by recent investments by the Brabant Development Agency (BOM) and Parinvest.

The benefits of Virtual Simulation

Time to Market

Digital Twin technology enables very early access to the system. Therefore multiple disciplines can already work on the system simultaneously, resulting in a much shorter time to market.

First Time Right

The Digital Twin is an ideal Virtual Prototype, drastically reducing the need for physical prototypes. Therefore the real system can be built First Time Right.

Cost efficient

The Digital Twin eliminates physical damage, speeds up the development process and enables early error detection. Therefore it decreases the costs drastically.


PREspective interfaces with hardware from all providers and runs on all major technology platforms

Unit040’s PREspective
3D Animation

Use our high-end (interactive) 3D animations to explain your system to all stakeholders. Usefull for development, sales and training.
Virtual Simulation

Simulating and testing with a Digital Twin of your system can eliminate the time-consuming and costly physical testing process.
Visual Configurator

A 3D visual configurator is usefull in your sales process. Customize your system with the customer and get real time quotes and 3D images.

Use the added value of new technologies such as VR & AR. Key in predictive maintenance, design reviews and sales & marketing.

How it works

Unit040 imports 3D cad engineering files into Prespective. Prespective is fully connected to the Cordis Suite, an innovative Model Driven Embedded Software tool by Cordis Automation, and Festa Engine, a High Level Control Software tool by Festa Solutions. The user is now able to model the system's behavior, auto-generate the software, and instantly test it on the Digital Twin.
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Who are our customers

Our customers have one thing in common; product development is key. Unit040 works for companies in the high tech industry, infrastructure and aerospace. Most of our clients have complex systems and products, with delicate sales- and development cycles. See our reference page for some of our projects, clients and references.
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Joe Kaeser: CEO of Siemens AG:

” This seamless integration of the virtual and the physical worlds in so-called cyber-physical systems – that is the giant leap we see today.”

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