Our world is rapidly becoming electrified, digitalized and automated through smart products that are replacing analog and mechanical systems. Today’s smart products are using electronic sensors, actuators and communications technologies to deliver not only comfort and convenience in the consumer space, but also to improve employee efficiency, increase factory utilization, reduce unplanned downtime and enable predictive maintenance in the industrial space.

With so much riding on these products, engineers need to ensure that they will perform as expected under the harshest of conditions. Challenging conventional design wisdom to create truly innovate products can be expensive and time-consuming using a physical build-and-test methodology. Engineering simulation enables product designers to fully explore the design space and identify the most promising ideas quickly.

As digitalization has become a key business initiative at global companies, they’re turning to ANSYS engineering simulation tools to ensure that their smart products deliver the best customer experience and their smart factories operate efficiently and at peak performance all the time. ANSYS simulation tools enable engineers to design, verify and test their product ideas much faster and more accurately. In addition, ANSYS’ reduced order modeling (ROM) technology is critical to the design of digital twins, which have become central to improving the operations and services business models at many industrial companies.

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Digitalization: Best Practices for Designing Smart, Connected Products and Driving Business Outcomes

Engineering simulation has emerged as the only means to manage design trade-offs quickly and cost-effectively, resulting in design decisions that optimize all-around product performance while also controlling costs to ensure profitability. Engineering simulation enables product developers to:

  • Visualize every aspect of performance
  • Understand design trade-offs
  • Combine innovation with cost control, reliability and reduced time to market


Why Engineering Simulation is Critical to Your Smart Product’s Success in the Internet of Things

Best-in-class companies realize simulation is not just a useful engineering tool but is critical to new product success and meeting revenue goals. Benefits of simulation include:

  • 9x reduction in development time
  • 4x reduction in overall product cost
  • 89% more likely to decrease warranty costs
  • 2.5x more likely to decrease number of change orders
  • 67% more likely to achieve successful new product introductions


How Simulation-Based Digital Twins and the Industrial Internet of Things Can Improve Product and Process Performance

Physics-based system simulations with big data analytics can reduce unplanned downtime, improve asset utilization, increase throughput, and drive future product innovation. These efficiency and productivity gains can dramatically improve an organization’s top and bottom line. Machine connectivity with a data lifecycle management platform powered by engineering simulation will enable organizations to:

  • Perform diagnostics and troubleshoot
  • Determine the ideal maintenance program based on the characteristics of the individual asset
  • Optimize the performance of their assets
  • Generate insightful data that can be used to improve the next generation of the product


Creating a Digital Twin

Digital twins represent a new era in simulation; they are a complete virtual prototype of an entire system in a real-world working environment. Using physics-based simulation in conjunction with analytics, companies can:

  • Lower maintenance and operating costs
  • Reduce the cost and risk of unplanned downtime
  • Improve future product development processes


Creating Smart Connected Products

The engineering complexities of today’s smarter digital systems are staggering. How are the the market leaders of tomorrow are mastering this complexity right now? Through simulation, these leaders are:

  • Improving product reliability and performance
  • Reducing design risk and cost
  • Increasing innovation while shortening time to market


Winning in the Digital Economy - Engineering Smart, Connected Products, Operations and Services

The digital economy represents a unique opportunity to connect humanity like never before. Digital technologies are revolutionizing almost all the industries one can think of. A few example application of where engineering simulation is critical to winning include:

  • Personalized healthcare
  • Autonomous cars
  • Wearable electronics