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23 February 2012

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CIMdata and NAFEMS Join Forces to Offer Two Unique Events for the Simulation and Analysis Community; Events will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio during May 2012

CIMdata, the leading global product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting and research firm announces that CIMdata’s Simulation & Analysis Council and the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group will join together to produce a unique two-day program that will explore emerging best practices on addressing the critical issues facing members of the simulation and analysis community. The events will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 1 and 2, 2012.

At the first event on May 1, CIMdata’s Simulation & Analysis Council and a select group of leading-edge users will share how they have created a competitive advantage from deploying simulation for conceptual design, product development, and manufacturing. The workshop will be facilitated by CIMdata’s practice manager for Simulation & Analysis, Dr. Keith Meintjes.

The workshop will focus on two critical areas; simulation governance and simulation-driven design. The objective of simulation governance is to provide a governing framework of internal policies, standards, processes, resources, rules, metrics, and best practices that will influence and determine a company’s capacity for simulation-based decision making. Simulation-driven design refers to the effective use of simulation during the ideation and concept phases of product development.

On May 2, the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group will host a symposium to help attendees to better understand the benefits to be gained from implementing a simulation data management system. Benefits include: increased efficiency, reduced development costs, and improved time-to-market. The primary focus of the symposium will be on companies sharing their experiences, lessons learned, and benefits gained from breakthrough improvements in simulation throughput, analyst productivity, product performance, and information traceability.

For more information on these events visit our website at

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0) 495 533 666.

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NAFEMS is an independent not-for-profit body with the sole aim of promoting the effective use of engineering simulation methods such as finite element analysis, multibody system dynamics and computational fluid dynamics. To learn more about NAFEMS visit their website at

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