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North American Symposium on Design Integration

Glasgow, UK, October 25th 2006 – NAFEMS, The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, has announced the “Symposium on the Integration of Analysis in Product Design” , to be held on November 13th 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.


NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit body with the sole aim of promoting the effective use of engineering simulation methods such as finite element analysis, multibody system dynamics and computational fluid dynamics.

Integrating analysis with the product design process is one of the most talked about topics in the analysis community today. Software vendors, industrial users, and engineering managers all realize the vital importance of timely integration of analysis in the design process, but the visions, opinions and priorities placed on this can vary from one company to the next.

The reality is that many questions remain unanswered -

  • What importance do industry leaders place on design integration?
  • How quickly will we see the transition to a fully-integrated process?
  • How will the industry handle the obvious challenges now and in the future?
  • How many other companies are struggling with the options? How are they handling this?
  • Does the industry know what its users actually want?

In its role as The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community, NAFEMS aims to bring the industry together in order to answer these questions.

Sponsored by Solidworks, UGS, LMS and ABAQUS, the Symposium on the Integration of Analysis in Product Design is the first event of its kind, and will provide attendees with a truly unique insight into how the industry is prepared to handle the challenges ahead.

In a roundtable format, industry leaders will share their vision for the future of analysis as an integrated component in product design.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from the developers how they plan to handle the integration challenges that they will be facing in the coming years. The floor will be open for participants to question, challenge or expand on the plans described by the panelists.

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how others facing similar challenges have resolved their integration issues. If your company has determined that product simulation and analysis is going to be a growing part of your product design process, this symposium will be the best place to learn how the industry is growing and how to best prepare for it while making sure your needs are heard.

The Panel will include industry experts from NAFEMS, Solidworks, UGS, LMS, ABAQUS, and others to be confirmed. The symposium promises to provide an active and lively debate about the future of design integration.

Full details and registration are available at



NAFEMS is a not for profit organization aimed at promoting best practices and fostering education and awareness in the engineering analysis community. In line with its objectives to promote the effective use of simulation technologies, NAFEMS is continually seeking to create awareness of new analysis methodologies, deliver education & training, and stimulate the adoption of best practices and standards by offering a platform for continuous professional development.


Further information and high-resolution images are available on request.

NAFEMS Press Contact

David Quinn

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