True Digital Transformation for a product development company cannot be achieved without simulation. In fact, if you accept that Digital Transformation is essentially doing more work in the virtual world, then simulation is an absolute requirement. The problem is that today, most product development companies are unable to perform simulation as often as they need to throughout the entire product development process; and when they do perform simulation, they aren’t effectively organizing and managing the data that’s generated. The solution to this problem is a Simulation Platform. Ansys Minerva, powered by Aras Innovator is designed to help simulation engineers more effectively use the complex tools they work with, and more effectively manage the data they generate. This makes it easier and more likely to perform simulation more often throughout the product development process, and allows simulation data to be woven into the Digital Thread to enable true Digital Transformation.