Get Answers to the most pressing Simulation Questions

Article by Rod Mackay updated December 5, 2019


Get answers to your most popular product design simulation questions to boost your confidence and productivity with integrated simulation tools.

Simulation Questions

There’s no doubt about it: Simulation has come a long way since its inception. For decades, analysis was the exclusive domain of expert analysts. They would develop carefully crafted mesh models to assess only the most critical applications, such as automotive crash tests or the tension in a threaded connector. The stakes were immense. Accuracy was paramount. The significant effort invested in those simulations was worth it.

Fast forward to today, and many things have changed with simulation. Automated meshers can produce robust, high quality simulation models. Cloud-based solvers can yield results in minutes. Easier-to-use interfaces make analysis available to practically anyone. And while that technological progress is irrefutable, many companies labor to figure out how to incorporate analysis into their development processes.

While simulation has expanded beyond being an exclusive tool for analysts and designers, many companies continue to question whether analysis is an effective tool for their business. This paper will address these doubts, including:

  • How accurate do analyses need to be? Should they always be as precise as possible?
  • What effect does simulation have on prototyping? Does it eliminate it? Lower it?
  • Do analysis results take the place of experience in decision-making?
  • Where else in development can simulation be used? Is it only for verification and validation?

The role of analysis in development has changed and expanded. There are entirely new parts of the development process during which it can provide value. Use the form to download the white paper and get answers to your simulation questions now.

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.