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ECAD MCAD design process helps eliminate electromechanical issues

With long service lives in harsh conditions, heavy equipment comes with unique electrical and mechanical engineering design challenges.

Design teams can eliminate costly electromechanical issues during development by using an efficient ECAD MCAD co-design process. Integrated electrical and mechanical applications can help designers understand their counterpart’s domain, identifying and resolving incompatibilities early to reduce costly design iterations.

Read this white paper to learn more about how to optimize off-highway vehicle designs for reliability and performance.

Electrical and mechanical engineering challenges

As electrical and mechanical systems grow in size and sophistication within the industry, the challenge of designing off-highway vehicles becomes greater every day. These systems must be flawlessly designed and engineered to keep them running at optimal performance. A co-design process can ensure the reliability, efficiency and durability of the electrical and mechanical systems as complexity and customization requirements rise.

Mechanical and electrical CAD systems

Establishing a co-design process can be difficult though as electrical and mechanical engineers typically work with different vocabularies and completely different tool sets. Many manufacturers seek to enhance the collaboration between electrical and mechanical CAD systems with locally-developed software and processes, yet these are typically costly to maintain.

Autonomous technology in heavy equipment

Autonomous technology in heavy equipment will also make the task of meeting safety and functionality requirements more challenging for electromechanical design. Redundant electrical systems, which increase the complexity of the design, need to be incorporated to preserve safety-critical functions during electronic failures or accidents.

Download this white paper to learn how ECAD-MCAD co-design, with rich change management support, is empowering engineering teams to design for reliability and performance.