If your product meets stable, long-term needs, it is important to make it robust. However, ensuring your users want to continue using your product is often tricky.

In order for a product to last, it needs to be both physically and stylistically durable. Not only does it need to resist damage and wear, but it needs to stay relevant and desirable for users. 

You can design for physical durability using the same reinforcing strategies we cover in our lightweighting videos. It’s important to strengthen the parts most likely to fail first.  

Our Design for Durability Quick Reference Guide, downloadable here, gives you five easy steps to ensure your product will last. 

Autodesk software allows you to create a 3D digital prototype and analyze how your design will work and perform.  Using stress analysis in FEA, you can understand if your product will fail during use based on the loads and constraints you apply.