Product design is a systematic process to design a product right from conceptualization and evaluation to turning them into tangible products. To do this effectively, without compromising on the quality of the product and getting the product to market faster, designers are using CAD modeling techniques that include parametric feature-based modeling and synchronous technology.
The design goes through a number of iteration before the final product is ready for release. The process includes:
- Identifying and documenting the user needs
- Viability study
- Preliminary testing
- Pilot run and testing
- Final design and process plan
- Product launch
At various pre-determined stages, design validation is performed to ensure the design meets the needs and standards set by the organization, its customers, and the industry at large. This is an all-inclusive, systematic assessment of the design output in which once the design is made it has to be validated by the simulation engineers.
The time taken for simulation validation is three times more than the time it takes to design. Businesses are forever looking for innovative and better designs that can be brought faster to market by reducing design & validation time.
Apart from the time taken there are other challenges faced by simulation engineers. The changes in design once the simulation is complete or late changes requested by the customer. The whole simulation process is to be performed again that can be quite monotonous, time-consuming and expensive. This is not a design or simulation problem. It is a business problem that needs to be addressed.