Concept design. Detailed design. Verification and validation. Prototype and test. Today, simulation can be used in each of these areas to great benefit. However, that doesn’t mean you can simply create one simulation solution to cover all of them. There are distinctly separate roles that would apply simulation in each of those phases of development.
If you’ve been following some of the latest on new tools that help engineer’s design and develop products, then you’ve seen system engineering come up again and again. Processes and standards have been around for some time for system engineering. However, it has only been in the last few years that we’re seeing a growing number of specialized solutions for this discipline. In this post, we’re going to look at PTC’s solution, which is called Integrity Modeler. PTC’s path to provide this solution started with the acquisition of a company called Atego (link to press release) in 2014. Since that time, it has been enhanced with new capabilities and integrated into the rest of PTC’s suite of solutions. So with all that said, let’s dive in.