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HDD training simulator boosts jobsite confidence, safety

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Construction Software DitchWitch simulator training training simulator


The Ditch Witch virtual reality simulator familiarizes HDD operators with machine controls while helping to reduce the possible safety implications of putting them directly on a jobsite. The innovative experience provides an opportunity to simulate a real HDD jobsite via the technology’s two-screen display and joystick. On one screen, operators can simulate drill controls while getting a 3-D look at the full HDD bore path on the other. The simulator appeals to the next generation of learners through a digital training experience. The virtual, hands-on experience simulates a variety of drilling scenarios, including soil conditions, piping options and downhole tooling.



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