Software simulation please!

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I have Camtasia 2019 and am impressed with it! Except for one thing, the lack of true software simulation. It is essential to our training department that our videos contain software simulation for our clients (Hotspots are just not enough). My department would love, absolutely LOVE to get away from Captivate as it causes more problems than it solves. I am adding my voice to the din and requesting that TechSmith please please please add text entry simulation to Camtasia.  It will not only benefit our development team by not having to work with Captivate anymore, but will greatly increase customer satisfaction as our learners will not experience the effects of competitors SCORM creation. Thanks!
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Hi David

Interesting. I say that because I've used Captivate for more years than I care to remember. Even before it was Captivate. But given the tools for creating simulations, I'd have to say Captivate would be my own recommendation over Camtasia. Primarily because of the approach Captivate takes. 

Camtasia creates linear videos. To do something "simulation" like would require use of the Camtasia Smart Player. And that, in and of itself, can bewilder many users.

I love both products but I also see them as almost being mutually exclusive. You want video? Camtasia beats the snot out of Captivate. You want simulations and scripting? Captivate wins in that area.

What are you seeing with Captivate that you are perceiving as show stopping issues? (Not that I would have a solution, but curiosity is getting the better of me)

Cheers... Rick :)
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For many years, I've used Digital Workshop's Opus Pro to create a wide variety of interactive programs, including software simulations.  You can create interactive simulations and the authoring tool will provide SCORM output (although I have not personally used it to create SCORM-compliant training).  I highly recommend it for simulations.