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This might not be a term that everyone relates to. So, let’s break it down to its core to understand more.
The average design process starts with 3D CAD Modeling performed by Design Engineers. The aim is to create a model which satisfies all design criteria before passing the design on to Simulation Engineers for validation. This process goes back and forth until all design criteria are met.
However, if you combine the design and simulation functions seamlessly together, you can leverage a whole new exciting dynamic!
Allowing not only the design engineers’ ideas and skill to generate innovation but using simulation to also drive validated design innovation at the same time.
Design Engineers benefit from simulation informing, supporting, and validating design innovation on the fly. Your teams immediately save time and cut down on re-work while increasing their output quality.
Simply put, MODSIM is a data-driven, collaborative, and concurrent approach to product development.
The more complex a product is required to be, the easier it is to understand the benefits of simulation to the design development process. But modeling simulation isn’t just about understanding complex mechanics, stresses, and geometries.
MODSIM enables design teams to run through hundreds, even thousands of product options in a fraction of the time it would otherwise take. Plainly, organizations that take this approach are better equipped to create superior products and reach market sooner than their competitors.
Among the top challenges OEMs face are achieving a faster time-to-market, accelerating innovation, and cutting costs. Modeling Simulation is a practice borne out of that understanding. Below are some ways in which MODSIM will help you to achieve those goals:
Enable simulation experts and product developers to work together on modeling and faster simulations. Product designers are given more room to experiment, which stimulates innovation, as engineers’ work is better informed by simulation.
Particularly in the early stages of product development, using simulation to inform product design work enables your teams to identify and solve potential issues ahead of time.
Multiphysics simulation and analysis in early design phases help you to gain confidence in designs without the need for costly prototyping.
Ensure that less time is spent performing rework tasks by taking a more connected and collaborative approach to product development.
Modeling and Simulation (MODSIM) offers a wide range of benefits to various stakeholders across different industries. Here’s a breakdown of the roles, industries, and organizations that can benefit from MODSIM:
Engineers and Designers
Product Managers and Development Teams
Research and Development (R&D) Teams
Aerospace and Automotive Industries
Healthcare and Medical Device Manufacturers
Architecture and Construction
Energy and Environmental Industries
Education and Training
Government and Regulatory Bodies
Startups and Small Businesses
The benefits of modeling and simulation are widespread, extending to anyone involved in product development, research, innovation, and problem-solving. MODSIM empowers individuals and organizations to create better products, make informed decisions, and drive progress in their respective fields.
Simulation and analysis have long been essential tools for competitive manufacturers. They have distinguished organizations as true industry leaders. However, MODSIM represents a significant shift in product development practices. Simulation engineers are now relied upon more heavily for foundational analysis during product innovation and development. Continuous improvement has made simulation tools more accessible to design engineers.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a unified ecosystem where various aspects of product development, including 3D modeling, simulation, collaboration, and data management, seamlessly come together. This integration eliminates data silos and facilitates real-time collaboration between teams.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a comprehensive suite of tools that cover the entire product development lifecycle. From ideation and design to simulation, testing, and manufacturing, it offers a complete solution under one roof.
With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, data becomes a driving force in decision-making. It allows you to make informed choices by providing real-time insights into how design changes impact performance and other critical factors. This data-driven approach is invaluable for creating optimized and competitive products.
Collaboration at Its Core
Collaboration is at the heart of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. It enables cross-functional teams, including engineers, designers, simulation experts, and managers, to work together seamlessly. This collaborative environment fosters innovation and accelerates the development process.
The platform is highly scalable, making it suitable for organizations of all sizes, from small startups to large enterprises. Whether you’re working on a single project or managing a complex product portfolio, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can adapt to your needs.
The platform offers robust simulation capabilities through Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA brand. SIMULIA is a renowned leader in simulation technology, known for its accuracy and depth of analysis. This expertise ensures that your simulation results are reliable and meaningful.
Simulation and analysis are nothing new to competitive manufacturers. But they are invaluable tools that have defined organizations as just that: competitive.
Modeling Simulation, or MODSIM, represents a meaningful shift in product development best practices. Simulation engineers are more heavily relied on for foundational analysis during product innovation and development processes. And continuous improvement has made simulation tools that much more accessible to design engineers. All with the aim of making better products, faster.
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