How do you know if your designs will perform in the field? That can be a very stressful question. In this video, Application Engineer; Angus Hudson, reviews the key differences between traditional design validation and virtual simulation tools.
Traditional Design Validation
Do you rely on the experience and judgement of engineers, or perhaps you perform hand calculations on areas of concern. These traditional forms of design validation have, for the most part, worked as long as engineers have been designing the world of tomorrow.
However, as digital design practices have become commonplace, businesses small and large have incorporated virtual simulation tools to simultaneously reduce their validation expenses while also improving the quality of their final designs.
Virtual Simulation Tools
Manufacturing companies across all industries have made 3D virtual simulation a valuable engineering tool to synthesize and define their physical products.
Sophisticated simulation is no longer just for specialists. It’s the inspiration that fuels innovation. Product engineers can make their technical decisions driven by simulation insights, uncovering significant product and business benefits.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation Benefits
Boost product innovation
- Grow market share and differentiate through groundbreaking product design.
- Empower the engineering team with intuitive, powerful 3D simulation tools to compare design scenarios and new ideas to bring innovative products to market.
Decrease development costs
- Reduce the need for costly prototyping by integrating virtual testing early in product development.
- Reduce outsourcing costs by testing performance and functionality internally.
Improve product efficiency
- Improve product performance, such as lower pressure drop and increased horsepower.
- Optimize assembly performance by verifying part and mold designs in the earliest stages of development.