Research Report: The Status and Future of Engineering Design and CAE Technologies


As consumers continue to demand more complex and reliable products, there is an added need for advanced engineering design and computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools. We surveyed over a hundred designers, engineers, managers, educators and specialists to help us understand how these tools support their work, how organizations are implementing them and what is keeping these tools from those that need them.

In this report, we uncover:
• If advanced design and CAE tools are accessible.
• How engineers incorporate these tools into their practice.
• Top design and CAE technologies for today and the future.
• Reasons why engineers and designers avoid these tools.
• Simulation practices.
• And much more.