What are you really doing out back in the lab?

Have you recently invested in an upfront CAE tool? Are you about to?
Forget about that for a second. Let’s concentrate on what really happens in your lab.

Do your Engineers typically start with 10 new design variations, build a prototype of each, test them all, and then compare the results to pick the best performer?


Do your Engineers routinely test 1 prototype to verify it meets spec?

The difference is significant.
One is design innovation.
The other is design verification.

Whichever attitude has historically prevailed in your engineering culture will resurface in your upfront CAE implementation.

If you use upfront CAE for design verification, you are missing the point.