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Katie ReganMay 22, 2024 7:55:52 AM3 min read

Overhead Crane Outdoor Environment Highlights Latest ITI VR Crane Simulator Update

We are pleased to announce the latest update to the ITI VR Crane Sim: Version 2.3. This update brings a host of new features, improved navigation settings, outdoor training scenarios, and bug fixes designed to enhance your training experience. Here's a detailed look at what's new:

Launcher 2.3 Enhancements

Create Custom Learning Paths

  • Administrators can now create, edit, or duplicate custom learning paths using the Launcher.
  • Local administrators can group scenarios into chapters and arrange them in any desired order.
  • Assign learning paths to specific users and/or user roles.
  • Modify scenario completion times to better fit training schedules.

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Improved Reporting Features

  • Added “Role” and “Group” fields to the Reports tab for more refined filtering and report generation.
  • New reminder on login for users to set a security question, enabling password resets without administrator intervention.
  • Ensuring users can reset their passwords independently if forgotten.

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Simplified Crane Options

  • Consolidated Liebherr LR1300SX cranes into a single option on the Home tab with a configuration drop-down menu.
  • Overhead cranes also consolidated into a single option with a configuration drop-down menu.

Built-In Hardware Troubleshooting Guides

  • Step-by-step guides are now available on the Home tab to assist users with restoring hardware connections as needed.

Settings and User Management

  • Admins can now create custom “Groups” to better organize users.
  • Users can be assigned to Groups on the Users tab, facilitating improved report filtering.
  • New “Role” drop-down to define each user’s role within the company.
  • Enhanced user filtering by role, group, admin status, and activity.

Email Reporting

  • Support for emailing up to 5 Crane Sim reports simultaneously (internet connection required).

Updated Menu Icons

  • Refreshed menu icons for a more consistent user experience, including new icons for License, Reports, and Learning Paths.

Crane Sim 1.14 Updates

New Outdoor Environment

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  • Introduced an outdoor option for the Overhead Crane 75/300 Ton.
  • Operate 75 Ton and 300 Ton cranes outdoors with control over time of day, wind, and cloud conditions.
  • Both cranes configured for operation with a shorter 40-foot bridge height.

New Lifting Device and Scenarios

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  • Hydraulic Slab Tongs for lifting steel slabs and loading them onto a rail car.
  • New scenarios specifically designed for the 300 Ton Overhead Crane in outdoor environments.

Updated J-Hook Orientation

  • Added new scenarios with J-hooks rotated 180 degrees, while retaining the original lifting attachment configurations.

User Switching and View Re-Centering

  • Users can switch accounts from the Main Menu without shutting down Crane Sim.
  • Re-center user view in the VR headset using crane controllers, accessible from both the Main Menu and within scenarios.
  • The “Enter” key remains an alternative method for re-centering the user’s view.

Scenario Adjustments Based on User Feedback

  • Increased steel coil opening size for C-hook lifts from 21” to 30” to better match field conditions.
  • Added stopwatch functionality for magnet scenarios.

Bug Fixes 🐜🐛🐞

  • Base tutorial now shows as complete on reports when the scenario is finished as instructed.
  • Adjusted load position for Conex Box 3 lift to prevent going out of chart.
  • Adjusted tolerance for the set-down point in the I-Beam 2 scenario.


We hope these updates enhance your training experience and make the ITI VR Crane Sim an even more powerful tool for your team. Thank you for your continued support and feedback!

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About ITI Simulations

The ITI Virtual Reality Crane & Equipment Training suite has been developed in partnership with original equipment manufacturers to ensure an experience on par with operating the exact machinery each simulation was designed to replicate. With 9 different crane types and 1,000+ scenarios and virtual crane simulation courses offer the range of challenges needed to turn beginners into experts. Visit: and schedule a demo with one our our trained VR specialists.

About ITI

Industrial Training International (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging, and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to also produce live online, and on-demand courses delivered via the ITI Learning Hub and has been recognized with numerous industry association awards for its groundbreaking virtual reality crane simulator solution. For more information about ITI, visit