This is a post by Beth Stackpole on PTC site.
Alternative materials and all sorts of streamlined parts have become common practice in car designs as manufacturers push to add lighter weight, more fuel-efficient vehicles to their fleets. Electronic device makers are packing gobs more technology into ever-tighter spaces, and aerospace engineers are constantly raising the bar on engine design and integrated control systems to create efficient and economical aircraft.
Whatever the product, wherever the industry, engineers are facing tough design problems today. In order to successfully navigate the complexity of today’s product design challenges, engineering organizations must leverage simulation in the development process, but not necessarily in the traditional way.