Built Environment

In the past most analysis organizations have maintained their simulation and analysis data and processes separate from the broader enterprise’s product definition information. This has been due to a number of factors including the large data sets required, and essential differences between analysis data models and design data models. Investments in simulation and analysis have typically been targeted at focused technologies used by specialists to more precisely analyze the performance of alternative product designs, with simulation and analysis treated as a specialty area that is rather disconnected from the overall product development organization. Simulation investments typically have not focused on linking simulation more effectively into the broader enterprise.