Ltd, Elite Event
In order to reward the members of our team who achieved
‘Elite’ status and in particular recognise those who achieved this milestone in
2016 Solid Solutions celebrated by visiting our customer ‘Motion Simulation
Ltd’ at the Motion Simulation Room in Slough, followed by a celebratory dinner
at the Mango Lounge in Windsor!
What is the Elite Programme?
The Elite Programme is recognition
of exceptional skill, SOLIDWORKS award the coveted Elite Applications Engineer
status to applications engineers who have proven expertise in both depth and
breadth of the software.
The entry point to the Elite
program is passing the Certified SOLIDWORKSAssociate (CSWA), Certified SOLIDWORKSProfessional (CSWP) and Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) exams, further exams are then taken in
packages such as ‘Composer’, ‘Electrical’, ‘Mechanical Simulation’ and ‘FlowSimulation’.
Founded in 2008 by Jonathan Bell, Motion Simulation Ltd
provide racing and driving simulator solutions for professional racing, driver
training and corporate hospitality markets. Motion Simulation work in partnership
with some of the world’s leading software companies to supply their customers
the leading edge in simulation software, fundamentally focusing on the core of
the simulation software to ensure its physics engine is up to a suitable
We were able to visit the show case Simulation Room which
features six full motion, highly advanced TL3 Professional
Racing Car Simulators, boasting numerous world firsts in design, hand built in the
UK & made entirely on SOLIDWORKS to give the ultimate, life like racing experience.
through 5 years of intensive Research and Development, working with a world
leading automotive university and a world championship Formula 1 team, the
Motion Simulation TL3 simulator is the ultimate professional level racing
simulator solution on the market today.
driver training simulators are designed to be the worlds most advanced
with full motion, exceptional ergonomics and accurate driver controls for
commercial driver training, driver assessment and more.” – Motion Simulation
The graphics in the simulators are exceptionally realistic
thanks to the laser scanning, resulting in accuracy as close as 1mm. The
software is integrated into the simulators, and are finely tuned key aspects of
the set up to maximise frame rate and performance.
A few of the simulation pods many, amazing features
The world’s first
portable 200º spherical projection screen with 6m pixel image
Pro level flappy
paddle gear box
F1 standard force
feedback steering (shown) with a variety of other specific race steering wheels
foot pedals for a realistic throttle and brake feel
– adjustable pedals to
accommodate drivers from 5ft to 6ft 10!
variable driving position cockpit
As used by
Professional Race Teams, 3 Axis of motion
– Pitch, Roll & Heave up to 2G of
The layout of the afternoon began with a 15-minute
practice drive followed by a 15-minute qualifying race. Congratulations to
Chris Louch, who qualified with the fastest qualifying lap time of 1:20 and
therefore was the overall winner of the day. This was closely followed by Dave
Ashford who secured second place and Chris Boyles in third place.
With special thanks to the team at the Motion
Simulation Room who successfully delivered a fantastic afternoon, that was thoroughly
enjoyed by Solid Solutions.
Abbey Martin – Technical Marketing Engineer