Putting Simulation in the Hands of Designers

18 October 2021

For many businesses, simulation is the domain of experienced CAE engineers. They play a vital role in ensuring that products perform as expected for end customers. In addition, Analysis can often prevent companies from having to re-run production by spotting mistakes early in the product development process.

Whilst this is great and certainly better than not doing any analysis! (which we do see) The Ansys Discovery product allows Designers with limited training to also be able to get involved in analysis (Structural, Thermal and Fluid) even earlier in the design process. This allows designers to understand their products better and to make decisions regarding the design that will ultimately reduce the amount of back and forth with the CAE engineers meaning that products can get out to market faster and time is saved!

In addition, many businesses profit margins are squeezed so being able to optimise and reduce materials whilst maintaining the strength of the part is vital in terms of increasing your margin. Again, enabling designers by providing analysis capabilities is a great way to empower designers with the information they need to produce the best design for the end customer, whilst also allowing them to consider materials usage strategically to reduce cost.