Category Archives: Learning Content

Courses and Lessons

Courses

A Course is a group of Lessons.

Lessons

A Lesson is a Project with a Target Score assigned and the added ability to control which Visual Cues and Defects users have access to while performing the Lesson Project.  A Lesson exists as part of a Course.  

 

Default Courses

SimSpray comes with a robust set of Default Courses.  These Courses are available in Lesson Mode.  Default Courses are locked and cannot be changed.  Instructors may create Custom Courses and copy Default Courses to change Lesson content.

Custom Courses

Custom Courses are Courses created by an instructor.  Custom Courses act and look like Default Courses but are not locked.  Instructors can edit them.  Managing Custom Courses is done through the Admin Portal.  

The Courses and Lessons Page

To perform a Lesson use Lesson Mode and select a Lesson from the Courses and Lessons Page.

Default Courses List

Note: the below are dependent on the software version.  See Versions.

Navigation tips:

  • After clicking on the PDF you want, use the navigation bar on bottom, left.  
  • Click the download icon to download and print.
  • Click the up and down arrows to scroll through the document.

 v3.2.1

  For SS3:

  • Courses and lessons are unchanged from v3.2.0.  See v3.2.0.

  For Go:

SimSpray Go Default Courses v3.2.1 08-19-20

 v3.2.1

Note: requires 3.2.1 software.   Note these files also contain Geometric Parts, available as an update for v3.0 and v3.1 for eligible customers.

SimSpray Default Courses v3.2 04-01-20

 v3.1

Note: requires 3.1.x software.

SimSpray Default Courses v3.1 08-16-19

 v2.x

Note: requires 2.x software.

SimSpray Default Courses - All Products

Projects and Coats

Projects give Users the ability to practice scenarios they are likely to encounter in real world situations. A Project defines the Equipment Settings and Technique Parameters to properly Paint, Blast or Powder Coat a single Part and Process.

Note: Equipment Settings are meant to expose Users to proper settings.  With the exception of some tip sizes, changing the settings does not change how the paint or powder goes down in the Live Scene.  For Powder Coating, you can use Faraday Mode in the Live Scene to change how the powder is applied.

A Project is also the foundation for any Lesson. Projects are accessed as Lessons in Lesson Mode or through Free Paint, Free Blast or Free Coat Modes.

Default Projects

SimSpray™ comes with a robust set of Default Projects.  These Projects are available through Free Paint, Free Blast and Free Coat Modes  and are the foundation for the Default Lessons available in Lesson Mode.  

Default Projects are locked and cannot be changed.

Instructors may create custom Lessons from Default Projects or copy Default Projects to change Project settings in the Content Management portion of the Admin portal.

Custom Projects

Custom Projects are Projects created by an Instructor.  Custom Projects act and look like Default Projects but are not locked.  Instructors can edit them.  Managing Custom Projects is done through the Admin portal.  

Projects for Different Products

Normal Projects are performed in a stationary virtual environment (in the Live Scene) like a paint booth or paint shop where the User is required to move around the part, or workpiece, to complete the project.  Normal Projects are available with the SimSpray™, SimSpray™ Industrial, and SimSpray™ Powder products.

Conveyor Projects are performed in a virtual conveyor environment (in the Live Scene), like a manufacturing plant where the User is required to perform the project on the part, or workpiece, as it moves in front of the User.  Conveyor Projects are available with the SimSpray™ Industrial and SimSpray™ Powder products.

Painting Projects

The following is an example of a Painting Project.  This example shows a Project with 4 Paint Coats and Equipment Settings related to each Coat of the Painting process.  

Paint Coats

Each Coat is a layer of Paint.  There are three types of Coats:  Primer, Color and Clear.  There can be multiple Paint Coats in a Project.

Paint Coat Settings

Each Paint Coat has specific Settings that define the application and scoring parameters for the Coat.

Each technique parameter (angle, distance, speed, mil build) is assessed based on an ideal Value and an acceptable Range.  For Custom Projects, these Values and Ranges can be seen and adjusted in the Content Management portion of the Admin Portal.

Blasting Projects

SimSpray™ provides 3 Blast Projects providing Users the ability to practice cleaning Parts while managing Part damage.   Each Project uses a different blasting media:

  1. Easy Project – Sodium Bicarbonate
  2. Intermediate Project – Garnet
  3. Hard Project – Steel Grit

Blast Projects are accessible in the Content Management portion of the Admin Portal.

Blast Settings

Blast Projects have specific Settings that define the application and scoring parameters for the Coat.

Blast Project settings cannot be changed.

Powder Coating Projects

SimSpray™ offers a variety of Powder Coat Projects providing Users the ability to practice Powder Coating Parts.   

Paint Coat Settings

Each Powder Project has specific Settings that define the application and scoring parameters for the Project.

Each technique parameter (angle, distance, mil build) is assessed based on an ideal Value and an acceptable Range.  These Values and Ranges can be seen and adjusted in the Content Management portion of the Admin Portal.

Default Projects List

Default Projects are specific to each SimSpray software version.  See Versions.

Navigation tips:

  • After clicking on the PDF you want, use the navigation bar on bottom, left.  
  • Click the download icon to download and print.
  • Click the up and down arrows to scroll through the document.

 v3.2.1

Note: requires 3.2.1 software. 

  For SS3:

  • SS3’s settings are unchanged from v3.2.0.  See v3.2.0.

  For Go:

Imperial

SimSpray 3.2.1 Go - Default Project Settings Sheet - Imperial 08-19-20

 

Metric

SimSpray 3.2.1 Go - Default Project Settings Sheet - Metric 08-19-20

 

 v3.2.0

Note: requires 3.2.0 software.   Note these files also contain Geometric Parts, available as an update for v3.0 and v3.1 for eligible customers.

Imperial

SimSpray 3.2 Default Project Settings Imperial 04-01-20

 

Metric

SimSpray 3.2 Default Project Settings Metric 04-01-20

 v3.1

Note: requires 3.1.x software.

Imperial

SimSpray 3.1 - Default Project Settings Sheet Imperial 08-27-19

 

Metric

SimSpray 3.1 - Default Project Settings Sheet Metric 08-27-19

 v3.0

Note: requires 3.0.x software.

SimSpray 3.0 - Default Project Settings 05-29-19

 v2.2

Note: requires 2.2.x software.

SimSpray 2.2.8 - Default Project Settings Sheet 12-03-18

 v2.1 or v2.0

Note: requires 2.1.x or 2.0.x software.

Equipment Settings - All