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The Modern Picture of Simulation Driven Design: Findings from the 2013 Study



The idea of driving design decisions based on simulations was introduced some 15 years ago. Since that time, the concept has changed with new enabling roles, processes and technologies. The 2013 Simulation Driven Design study, conducted by Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights, captured a modern picture of this initiative by collecting the details of simulation efforts from over 1,000 survey respondents. It focuses on the use of simulation to make design decisions in the concept and detailed design phase, but not purely for verification and validation activities. In this webinar, the findings that offer a modern picture of simulation driven design will be shared with commentary by the researcher, Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights.

What You Will Learn

  • The business objectives for simulation in the concept design phase versus the detailed design phase
  • The biggest obstacles and roadblocks for conducting simulation in those design phases
  • The most common practices in use for applying simulations to design
  • The types of simulation technologies in place for making design decisions

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Chad Jackson

Chad Jackson is the President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights, a research and advisory firm that assesses the business impact of software applications and systems on engineering organizations. Chad has more than 15 years of experience with CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM and related technologies as part of the analyst community and software industry. Due to his industry knowledge and thought leadership, Chad is a sought-after expert, author and speaker that has advised, published and presented dozens of times domestically and internationally.

Who Should View

  • Executives responsible for product development processes and activities
  • Managers of engineering teams and organizations
  • Managers of simulation teams and organizations

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