MODSIM, or Modeling and Simulation

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 re-work while increasing their output quality.

Simply put, MODSIM is a data-driven, collaborative and concurrent approach to product development.

Why Use Simulation Early on in 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.

What Does MODSIM Offer?

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:

Improve Collaboration

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.

Quickly Update Designs

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.

Cut Prototyping Costs

Multiphysics simulation and analysis in early design phases help you to gain confidence in designs without the need for costly prototyping.

Increase Overall Efficiency

Ensure that less time is spent performing rework tasks by taking a more connected and collaborative approach to product development.

In Our Experience…

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.

Our Engineering and Simulation experts have put together a series of short webinars to demonstrate the way they use MODSIM. In these webinars, you’ll also hear from our customers and the ease with which they’ve applied MODSIM throughout their design and validation processes.

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