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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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.

Screenshot demonstration of Regid Flex

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.

Screenshot of ECAD/MCAD design
Collaboration with Solid Edge

Accelerate product development with collaboration

The following webinar demonstrates how PADS Professional operates seamlessly with Solid Edge with ECAD/MCAD collaboration, including automatically aligning and mapping 3D models.

Collaboration with Solid Edge

PADS and the Solid Edge Portfolio

Collaboration between PADS Professional with Solid Edge enables communication between PCB designers and mechanical engineers. This case study demonstrates how a team integrated mechanical, electrical, and electronic design across tools.

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!