As manufacturers innovate with new methods and processes and customer demands continue to grow, Simulation proves to be a foundational part of the Product Development Process to impact Gross Profits and Market Share. Simulation done upfront in the early Design Phase will reduce prototype iterations, get designs out to Market faster, reduce Warranty issues, and improve Product Performance. Autodesk Nastran In-CAD brings the aerospace industry standard Nastran solver technology inside of CAD and allows engineers to answer questions such as:

• Will my design fail?
• Can my design be optimized?
• How can I get to market sooner?

A demonstration on an automotive pedal box will illustrate the benefits of Upfront Simulation to design against failures of both the primary structure and bolted connections.