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Simulation-driven design 101: see how using simulation early can speed up your design process

Simulation is no longer reserved for specialists as companies move toward an integrated approach to design that we call, “simulation-driven design.” This approach enables small and medium sized businesses to utilize every engineer to their fullest and eliminate unnecessary steps between departments. This greatly accelerates the design process.

Why Do We Need Simulation-Driven Design?

As simulation software has improved, it's also become more accessible, allowing a democratization of simulation.

The democratization of simulation empowers design engineers to create better products faster.

Simulation experts and specialized simulation software will continue to remain an essential part of every design process, but it can help to eliminate some bottlenecks in the process.

With simulation-driven design processes in place, the simulation experts can spend less time on simple simulation tasks and can instead place most of their effort on specialized scenarios requiring their expertise.

How Is Simulation-Driven Design Used?

Simulation-driven design puts design software and simulation software in the same place for an approach resulting in improved designs.

While the approach may seem straightforward, different companies use this process for a variety of reasons:

  • Verify designs earlier in the development process

  • Capture expertise of CAE verification experts

  • Promote collaboration between analyst experts and design engineers

  • Get the infographic and find out the breakdown of how most companies are using simulation-driven design.

The Benefits of Simulation-Driven Design

Companies of all shapes and sizes are learning firsthand the benefits of simulation-driven design while experiencing significant advantages ahead of their competitors.

Simulation-driven design provides a variety of benefits:

  • Greater product innovation

  • Fewer change orders

  • Shorter development times

  • Fewer physical prototypes

All these benefits point back to faster time to market, improved quality, and reduced costs.

Download this infographic and get some of the most important data points on the topic.