This is a post by Ruth Morss on PTC site.
In 2021, we predict the industry will realize that simulation capabilities are a necessity, not a luxury. Our customers, for example, view simulation as something they must do. It’s not just for the obvious reasons of cost and efficiency, but because manufacturers see innovation as a way to power positive business results. Innovation is more likely to appear if simulations come earlier, rather than later, in the design process. COVID restrictions, which have kept many engineers out of product labs, have also been an important driver of simulation’s importance in 2021.