Active Documentation of Designs
The diagram below illustrates some of the ways in which self-explanatory simulation scenarios can support communication and collaboration in engineering design. DME turns system models and simulation scenarios into virtual documents of
explanations. These scenarios can be integrated into engineering
documentation, such as requirements documents, email discussions, and training
manuals. Incorporating detailed scenarios into the communication stream also
produces a valuable record to help explain the design rationale for
Now let's explore what a self-explanatory scenario would look like as part of a design discussion.