Design complexity is outpacing legacy development, particularly where design disciplines are separate. Adding to this complexity, design teams use various tools to transform, analyze, optimize and verify their designs, often without connection to others. Most companies that design electronic systems and products use a serial approach with just-enough collaboration between electronics, mechanical and software disciplines. A multi-domain development strategy with tools that support mechanical, electronic, electrical and software is, without a doubt, a more innovative way. With the right electronics design software, teams can collaborate across the design and free up resources by reducing the burden of duplicate data entry and redundancy.
This webinar focuses on helping companies identify ways to quickly bring more complex products to market with a concept that provides the foundation for their design process and decision-making. It introduces a comprehensive MBSE approach that uses best-in-class design solutions, with the ability to provide seamless integration of all electronic, mechanical simulation and software environments. The result is a systems engineering approach that moves from "document-centric" to "model-centric." processes. In this way, design teams would develop models of the system instead of documents, enabling the most accurate and comprehensive digital twin. While this is optimal, we understand that many businesses need the flexibility to determine how best to introduce transformative technologies and innovative practices to suit them best.
Increasing electromechanical engineering and design in consumer products puts pressure on product development teams to work concurrently across multiple domains. Timely delivery of new complex products requires continuous collaboration across all engineering domains (electronics, mechanical, thermal, verification and manufacturing). Designers and purchasing can also quickly evaluate alternative suppliers and materials, lowering costs and increasing supply security through better supply chain management.
Design teams can realize a higher probability of first-pass success with a shift-left approach that identifies design flaws much earlier in the design cycle. In addition, they can improve quality and reduce costs with simplified validation and verification processes that improve design integrity and sustainability.
As electronics products and systems get smarter and more connected, designing these products with minimal risk requires digital transformation, specifically a digital twin. Legacy development where silos and manual processes dominate is not scalable for the complexity and speed of today's competitive market.
Digital design processes where all product development domains naturally minimize electronics design risk with holistic product design data. Teams can leverage advanced design and simulation tools that:
Minimized downstream activities such as rework and redesign directly result from shifting left and enabling all disciplines to engage earlier in the design process. Because mechanical designers have the latest information, design teams can realize a higher probability of first-pass success because teams identify design flaws much earlier in the design cycle.
Concurrent electronics, mechanical and PCB design software environments combine design and verification, eliminating redundancy and rework across design disciplines. It also lowers design iterations through product validation in the virtual domain instead of waiting for physical prototypes. And with sophisticated electronics in almost every design, it's essential to integrate electrical, mechanical simulation, and software environments.