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    Webinar: Solving the Bottlenecks of Simulation Preprocessing
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    Managing Product Service and Parts Information (Survey Invitation)
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Concept Design Survey


Concept Design Survey

How do leading companies develop conceptual models?

Please share your experience. We are conducting new research on concept development. We are exploring questions such as, what are best practices for developing concepts? Are there approaches to concept development that will save time during detail design? Can technology help??

  • If you already completed the survey  –> please share with a colleague or on social media using the “Share/Save” options above.
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Please fill out this questionnaire to receive a free copy of the final report.

In addition, 20 respondents will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. See rules and eligibility requirements below.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Individual responses will be kept confidential.

Thank you for your help and support!

Interested in CAE Research?

If you have interests in simulation and analysis, you may also be interested in our CAE Survey. We are researching best approaches to pre and post processing. For more information on the study go here or feel free to directly access the 10-15 minute survey here.


To be eligible for this offer, you must complete the survey and be a professional with job responsibilities related to or supporting the development, release, or manufacture of products. Vendors and consultants who sell software, solutions, or services to support product development are not eligible. Students without relevant professional work experience are also not eligible. A valid work email is required to receive the gift card. To verify eligibility, your work email must include the domain of your place of employment. Email addresses will be kept confidential and will not be used for any direct sales or marketing purposes. Duplicate responses will be disqualified. Winners will be notified when the survey is closed.


  1. I enjoyed your survey, but you seem to have overlooked one of the most basic issues with design tools – factory capabilities. Some factories are tech savvy and can work with computerized design files. Many others cannot (particularly lower end factories). The number of concept files that can be converted to production design files is often contingent on how well equipped a factory is to handle what you send them. It’s not that we don’t WANT everything to be seamless and digital, it’s just that this isn’t always feasible.

    • Hi Carl,

      Thanks so much for completing the survey! Your help is very much appreciated!

      I also appreciate you taking the time to comment and share your thoughts. You make an excellent point! You are very right that the capabilities of the factory are one of the most critical limitations on manufacturability. Just because we can dream it up, doesn’t mean we make make it. This also impacts where things are made because as you so rightly point out, manufacturing capabilities can vary greatly across different sites. Scope is always a big challenge with surveys. It is really hard to hit all aspects of interest on a topic, yet keep the length manageable for the survey taker. Unfortunately, I always have to cut stuff. However, this is an excellent topic to explore in a future survey and thank you for pointing it out. We just launched a new survey on Materials Innovation ( http://tech-clarity.com/matrl_inn/4755 ) that touches on this topic. For example, anticipating manufacturing requirements at the front end and do you even have the right equipment . We are also exploring what resources are used so that you understand the requirements to transition from a concept to manufacture at scale. Overall, it is a big topic though and much more we can explore.

      We will definitely keep this in mind.

      Thanks again for the comment!

    • Hi Manuel,

      Thank you for your interest. I agree it is a very important topic. If you complete the survey, you will get a free copy of the report and it will outline some of the latest trends in concept design as well as reveal what Top Performing companies are doing in this area. We will use this as a basis for recommendations so you can use the report to help you improve your own processes.


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