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an area where engineers could certainly use some help, according to Monica
Schnitger, president of Schnitger Corp. ,
a market research firm specializing in CAD/PLM software and engineering.
"Reducing weight or switching materials may seem like the right answer, but
doing trade-off studies if very difficult," she says. "Planet Metrics models
carbon footprint and energy use from cradle to grave, which as I understand it,
allows for easier testing of assumptions around substitute materials,
packaging, suppliers etc. It allows a designer to try out multiple scenarios."

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