In engineering, benchmarking often makes a comparison between the hardware of two competitors. The data acquired is then used to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a product based on the materials and design structure used, for example. With TEC|BENCH™, we at TECOSIM take this process one step further. Using the hardware data, we produce CAE models in several steps, from which we obtain valuable, virtual information. This information allows us to study aspects which cannot be analysed without simulation.