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Product Development Cycles solidworks simulation

The design process is iterative in that a design is continuously modified until it meets acceptance criteria defined by safety, cost, performance, convenience, and shape. An initial design can go through many product development cycles before mass production. A product development cycle includes:

  • Building the model in SolidWorks
  • Prototyping the design
  • Testing the prototype in the field
  • Evaluating results from field tests
  • Modifying the design based on the field test results

This process continues until a satisfactory solution is reached.

Design cycles are expensive and time-consuming due to prototyping and field testing. Because of time and cost constraints, most designers accept a solution that may not be optimum.

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