Concepts, tools and insights from a seminar by Altair Engineering
Written by Arvind Padmanabhan on Tuesday, 14 June 2016.
It’s tempting for many bright engineers to implement systems and developers to write code as soon as the system specifications are in place. This is understandable for many reasons: they are under the pressure of tight deadlines, engineers love challenges and they just can’t wait to see their systems in action. Much of this is also due to the way engineering has evolved since ancient times. Engineering was a specialist craftsman’s vocation where systems were simple and products evolved by trial and error. It was financially too risky to make drastic changes because the designer did not know beforehand if such things would work.