Design Software That Makes Complexity Look Simple

Ford, DuPont, and Tyco are among the fans of Quantum Leap's breakthrough software

These days, most products are born on computer screens. But that doesn't mean they come even close to perfection. Ford Motor Co., for example, estimates that finding the best engineering design for a new car would mean hunting through more than a billion billion billion possible solutions. That would take centuries--even with all of the world's computers. So designers and engineers must content themselves with solutions they judge to be "good enough."

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