(Note: This broadcast is part of the NAFEMS vendor series that allows various solutions providers the opportunity to deliver technical information to the NAFEMS community. NAFEMS does not endorse any vendor, but tries to provide an unbiased view of the marketplace.)
Software budgets and functional capability are not the greatest roadblocks to getting more value from digital simulation and analysis. Instead the limiting factors are schedule – not enough time to do all the analysis you want – and too few skilled professionals with the knowledge of how to use simulation to drive design decisions.
Bruce Jenkins from Spar Point Research will share his firm’s investigations of how leading manufacturers are working to overcome these constraints through simulation process management – tools and techniques to manage simulation data, automate work processes, and re-use knowledge. He’ll also review best practices for qualifying solution providers – balancing domain expertise in digital simulation against technical and market strength in data/process management, preferably both at the workgroup/user level and across the enterprise.
UGS will then review how the new capabilities for simulation data and process management built on the Teamcenter PLM platform give product development engineers a higher level of confidence that they’re always using the right inputs for their performance analyses; improve engineering management’s decision-making processes by aligning all enterprise activities around the latest simulation models and results, and leverage knowledge capture and re-use across product platforms throughout the lifecycle in order to have simulation results available in time to impact key new product design decisions.
Welcome & Introduction - Matthew Ladzinski, NAFEMS North American Representative
Simulation Process Management: Business Drivers, Technical Enablers - Bruce Jenkins, Spar Point Research
New Capabilities in Simulation Data and Process Management - Ravi Shankar, Siemens UGS PLM Software
Q & A Session