Electro-Mechanical Co-Design

Overview

ECAD/MCAD Co-Design

Poor communication between PCB designers and mechanical engineers can cause projects to miss schedule and cost targets by 50% or more. When these teams can collaborate in real-time they can make sure the PCBs will fit perfectly in their mechanical housing prior to fabrication.


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ECAD/MCAD Co-Design Resources

Key Features

Accelerating ECAD/MCAD Co-Design

Quickly and accurately communicate design intent between electrical and mechanical CAD systems. With PADS Professional both the PCB and the mechanical engineer stay in sync, leveraging best-in-class data exchange standards, making collaboration convenient, accurate, and effective.

Eliminate the Barriers in PCB/Mechanical Co-Design

Break down the barriers between PCB design and mechanical design domains with PADS Professional’s MCAD Collaborator to accelerate time-to-market, eliminate re-spins, and reduce product cost with electro-mechanical collaboration.

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Form-Factor Validation with ECAD/MCAD Co-Design

Form-factor consideration goes beyond how a product looks. With virtual PCB/MCAD collaboration, engineers can make critical decisions based on form-factor constraints including electronic content, connectivity, material and component selection to ensure highly reliable electronics hardware.

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Explore PADS Professional with Our Cloud-Enabled Trial

Explore PADS Professional with our cloud-enabled trial. Create a design from start to finish, and see how easy it is to use its advanced technology including rigid-flex design, RF design, and advanced routing, including HDI and area rules, to help get your job done faster!