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 future designers.

Now let's explore what a self-explanatory scenario would look like as part of a design discussion.