I setteld with Altair Z80 SIMH because it suited better my project. On the processor side allows you to change form the standard Z80 of most simulators to a 8080 processor, you can easily reduce the memory to 32Kb, it also has the boot disks and source (although in Z80 format) for CP/M 2.2, CP/M 3, and MP/M II. Finally and also very important, not only it supports the disk format I wanted to use (3.5 inch 1.44Mb, i.e. as used by P112) as also supports accessing the floppy disk directly.
As recommended here, I used a image file to transfer the files and then used NTRAWRITE to transfer the files to the floppy. I am using a USB 3.5 inch drive and the other usual tools to read and write CP/M disks didn't work as they used direct access to the UPD765 in regular PC.
The procedure is easy, start altairz80 and type in:
sim> set hdsk1 format=p112
sim> attach hdsk1 \\.\B:
sim> show hdsk1
HDSK1, 1474KB, attached to \\.\B:, P112, WRTENB, QUIET,
At the moment I can only use CP/M 3 for reading and writing the disk images, because for CP/M 2.2 one needs to adapt the bios specifically for each hard disk.
When all the files have been transferred to the disk image, close the simulator and use NTrawrite to write the floppy image into the floppy.