Friday, March 2, 2012

Faster, Easier Simulation Helps You Create Better Products

Traditionally, simulation technology assumed the role of the final design checker in product development. Analysis was performed at the end of the process (prior to physical testing) to validate design performance. Yet, today’s lightening fast workstations and fully integrated simulation software packages enable engineers to leverage analysis in an entirely new way: to drive design optimization and innovation upfront rather than just checking design performance at the end.

New processors, software turn desktop into supercomputer

Faster computers combined with more finely tuned and easier-to-use software have truly brought analysis capabilities to the desktop. With the development of Intel Xeon processors with multi-threaded, multi-core capabilities and CAD-integrated SolidWorks Simulation software, which is optimized to take advantage of multi-core processing during both the meshing and solution steps, analysis can now be done in minutes or hours.

The largest performance boosts in SolidWorks Simulation relate to multi-core processing – the more processing cores that you have available, the faster your model will mesh and solve with SolidWorks Simulation. By taking advantage of Intel multi-core processing technology to split and run simultaneous processes on multiple cores. These performance gains make SolidWorks simulation software and multi-core Intel Xeon processor-based workstations the perfect combination for driving simulation-based design.

Simulation increase profitability

Using integrated SolidWorks Simulation software on an Intel Xeon processor-based workstation during conceptual design can help your company increase profitability in several ways.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->11. Shorten time-to-market by optimizing your design
<!--[if !supportLists]-->22. Drive your design process ensures that designs are validated, free of errors,   
     and ready for production.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->33. To compress and shorten your prototyping and testing cycles, providing 
     additional time and cost savings.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->44. Streamline manufacturing processes resulting in more efficient material 
     usage, lower levels of scrap, rework, and reduce manufacturing costs.