December 1, 2015
Some things are more than the sum of their parts. In the complex world of engineering, simulation software closely coupled with optimization capabilities makes for a dynamic duo that radically redefines design workflows.
When simulation and optimization are powered by modern workstations, the benefits are multiplied, allowing design engineering teams to boost innovation, lower costs and speed time to market.
Embracing Simulation and Optimization
While many organizations have embraced simulation software, fewer have adopted optimization, and an even smaller number have melded both disciplines into a single, integrated workflow running on the latest computing hardware. The barriers to adoption are many.
A majority of these software tools are still oriented toward an expert audience, making it difficult for the average engineer to tap into their full set of capabilities. Most organizations, under pressure to compress development cycles, cut back on the number of iterations and delay hardware investments to save time and short-term costs.
Finally, simulation and optimization tools often hail from different vendors, introducing layers of complexity and incompatibilities that hinder the synergies of the two design technologies.