said Valerio Marra, marketing director at COMSOL. “Instead of shifting their focus from current projects, design engineers can let their colleagues run an app and perform analysis on their own and then suggest a design change based on simulation results.”
Integrating simulation with design tools has also been part of the move toward bringing simulation into the heart of the design process. “Integration between different design applications and tools is important going forward,” said Shankar. “Simulation needs to be linked with a data center backbone, so if anything changes at any point, everyone is notified and you don’t have to switch from application to application.”
Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 15 years, 12 of them for Design News . Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.