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Seamless ECAD-MCAD Collaboration for Electronics System Design

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ECAD and MCAD software working together for electronics system design

Demand for increased functionality, constant connectivity, and lower cost is dramatically increasing the complexity of electronic systems. From managing the interconnectedness of complex systems to improving communication across stakeholders to increasing productivity and quality without increasing cost, electronics companies cite increasing system complexity as their most significant product development challenge.

The smaller-denser-faster mantra associated with today’s products magnifies the significance of ensuring that electro-mechanical compatibility is addressed before first fabrication. Waiting until fabrication is not an option to launch products quickly.

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about ECAD-MCAD co-design.

The challenges of traditional ECAD and MCAD software

Designing complex electronic products requires digital transformation to break down the barriers for design teams to start and stay integrated throughout the design process.

Traditional solutions that can't streamline across teams or share data efficiently will lead to critical errors. Attempting to co-design a complex, single electronics system without the appropriate foundational tools and methodologies to ensure successful development will lead to problems.

Gain a competitive advantage in electronics system design with ECAD-MCAD collaboration

Addressing today's challenges requires tool and process efficiency that combine to ensure multi-domain collaboration from concept to manufacturing. 

A digitally integrated solution across multiple domains:

  • reduces manual intervention
  • fosters collaboration
  • improves transparency across disciplines
  • eliminates re-spins between design and manufacturing

Benefits of ECAD-MCAD collaboration for electronics system design

Multi-discipline product design can significantly benefit the product development process. By working past the impediments to collaboration

and successfully implementing a digitally integrated and optimized product development process, teams can realize:

  • Efficient cross-domain collaboration to speed development
  • A common view into design data to reduce ambiguity
  • An efficient digital manufacturing hand-off to reduce risk
  • And most importantly, leveraging digital prototyping to reduce both development costs and design re-spins

Impact of ECAD-MCAD collaboration on design for manufacturing (DFM)

Thanks to seamless ECAD-MCAD collaboration, mechanical Design for Manufacturing (DFM) checks can be used to review a product for potential mechanical interference and clearance violations based on company and manufacturer guidelines.

Learn how mechanical DFM checks can:

  • Improve the manufacturability (assembly) of the electromechanical design.
  • Increase first pass success, create more robust designs and are an enabler to achieving faster time to market.
  • Allow the design team to use the digital twin of the product to validate design intent in the virtual domain

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