The traditional product development sequence of STYLING - CAD - CAE has essential shortcomings. Feedback information about the functional performance of the finalized product is provided only too late. Functional performance has to be evaluated before the start of a detailed CAD process. Therefore, a new development processes is emerging, a process in which CAD is complemented by CAE and testing and simulation is pushed upstream. In an agile development process most of the steps are concurrent, are happening in parallel and in short cycles.
- SFE technology support the evaluation of functional performance before detailed CAD
- A large number of variations and iterations helps to find the optimal variant
- SFE software enforces the philosophy of "CAE leads Design"