Products are increasing in complexity at an astonishing rate. Advancing electrification, mass miniaturization, and IoT-driven digitization are making a vast range of devices smarter and smaller.To cope with these changes, manufacturers must transform the way they develop complex systems.
There’s no doubt about it: products are getting smarter. And that translates to increasing complexity for manufacturers. Traditional mechanical products suddenly require cabling and wiring, internet connectivity, and embedded software to function.
Customer demands and marketplace competition are placing engineers under mounting time pressures. An organization’s development schedules must shorten to keep pace with the industry and the wider market. Many established digital tools are now available to accelerate development lifecycles. Simulation is one of them. Engineers use digital simulation-driven design to expedite innovation and move product development forward.
Mission complexity is growing faster than our ability to handle it. As traditional methods are coming under pressure, the evolution of model-based systems engineering promises help. David Long, President of the systems engineering company Vitech, explains how.