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Systems Driven Product Development Enables ECAD - MCAD Co-Design Process in Electromechanical Design

Products such as cars, planes, complex medical equipment, and large industrial machines have become ultra-sophisticated cyber-physical systems. They often have software content of millions, if not hundreds of million lines of code, across dozens, if not hundreds of interconnected circuits; in addition to a plethora of attached sensors, actuators, and communications interfaces. The corresponding development environment for these products needs to connect multiple technologies, across systems of systems, and frequently siloed mechanical, electrical/electronic and software engineering teams.

Integrating Design Environments Between Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Disciplines

The potential for ambiguity in product development in such situations is immense. In addition to this, increasing the variability and choice demanded by today’s ever-more discerning customers; this makes for a perfect design storm, where disconnects and ensuing problems are much more likely.

Software Solutions for Electromechanical Engineering

Consider new methods to lower barriers between the domain silos of old, encouraging more inter-disciplinary teamwork, efficiency, and time-to-market. This might be best described as a focus on processes, methods, and tools. Streamline processes to take advantage of synergies across domains. Update in-use methodologies to contain engineering costs and improve efficiencies. Lastly, align the tool ecosystem with these processes and methods to deliver practical results.

Download this whitepaper from past Chairman of the Engineering Solutions Forum, Allan Behrens

Learn how working on an integrated platform with cross-domain technologies, common data backbones and shared libraries helps engineers make faster, more informed decisions; ultimately delivering better designs