Dr. Ming Zhou, Sr. Vice President for software development at Altair provides his perspective on the future of design, simulation and optimization. Traditionally product design starts with CAD, typically inheriting design concepts largely from previous product generations. Topology optimization inverts the process by driving design concept creation through simulation. This puts CAE in front of CAD in the product development life cycle, transforming the design process from evolution to innovation. Remarkable results have been achieved on many iconic products, including the Boeing 787, Airbus 380, and 350, that everyone of us have touched firsthand. As we reflect up on recent technology advancements, let’s take a longer view into the future and imagine what a engineer’s day may look like in 20, 50 and 100 years. The recording is about 19 minutes long, and was presented at the 2020 Global Altair Technology conference.