[time-nuts] Simulation

Magnus Danielson magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Sat Aug 14 16:33:40 UTC 2010

On 08/14/2010 05:48 PM, J. Forster wrote:
> Simulation has some value in determining things like allowable component
> tolerances and Worst Case analysis, but those are really production
> engineering rather than design.
> As to working at brassboard but not in production, it is prudent to check
> that your parts are within the production part specs.

Simulation as such is a very useful tool. Propper use may save time, 
misuse will cost you big-time. It does not replace breadboarding and 
design verification, but may speed up design and "what if?" on failure 
mode testing.

I've often found that proposing a solution and have a quick simulation 
has helped in convincing on certain design ideas. In particular some 
designer make things more complex than they need to be... but a quick 
simulation gets them on the right track. :)


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