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ECAD/MCAD co-design with PADS Professional Premium

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With PADS Professional Premium both the PCB and the mechanical engineer stay in sync, leveraging best-in-class data exchange standards, making collaboration convenient, accurate and effective.

Virtual PCB/MCAD collaboration

Engineers can make critical decisions based on form-factor constraints that include:

  • Electronic content

  • Connectivity

  • Material

  • Component selection

This can be done while both PCB and MCAD designers are working in their own environments. Using the industry standard ProSTEP file exchange format (IDX) ensures PADS Professional Premium will be able to collaborate with the most popular MCAD design tools.

When using Siemens Solid Edge or NX software, users gain the benefit of direct 3D model import from PADS Professional Premium to MCAD, eliminating the redundancy and extra effort of managing two libraries. Collaborate with some of the other most popular MCAD design tools like:

  • SolidWorks

  • Catia

  • Creo

Learn more about PADS Professional Premium.