Submitted by Richard Smith on October 26, 2006 - 19:42
The relentless push to make Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software easier to learn and use is opening up the discipline to those previously excluded from the CAE party. Some view this as a bad thing, allowing novices to play with fire and make product design decisions. I'm sure the same was said when the car was in its infancy, the printing press and more recently the Internet.
Submitted by Richard Smith on October 21, 2006 - 18:36
What would it take to open Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software to anyone? If the leading CAE vendors (e.g. ANSYS, MSC, Algor) are to be believed, then there are already a large number of large businesses reaping rewards. What about everyone else? What about the small businesses, students, hobbyists?