This article focuses on the technology breakthroughs that make forming simulation a routine work throughout the industry. It discusses many forms of the computer-aided engineering (CAE) methodology. The article describes several failure criteria to predict the failure of sheet metal. It explains the numerical procedure for sheet metal forming and reviews the important technical issues in CAE simulations. The article provides information on the applications and process of metal-forming simulation. It also reviews the capabilities of major systems that are popular among sheet metal forming users worldwide.