Topics and Software

The Laboratory for Product Development and Lightweight Design offers training courses, seminars, and technical tools for overcoming business challenges in the area of product development. Take advantage of the LPL-Academy and Software. Our portfolio includes:

Solution Space Engineering

This Topic focuses on the distributed development of technical systems.


A team-centric tool for novice teams for early-stage mechatronic product development. The framework that guides your development from idea to proof-of-concept through an unambiguous and intuitive process by putting your team at the center. You only need an idea and team to get started with PETRA!

X-Ray Tool

Intuitive Matlab tool for calculating solution spaces based on a simple crash design problem. The open source tool can be run with a Matlab license. It is easily extendable with other Matlab models.