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Unifying ECAD-MCAD PCB design through collaborative best practices

Tiempo de lectura: 5 minutos
As designs continue to grow in scope and complexity, it is critical that ECAD and MCAD engineers collaborate throughout the product design cycle. An integrated ECAD/MCAD collaboration environment enables electrical and mechanical design teams to work together throughout the entire design process in real time. Efficient collaboration between ECAD and MCAD domains enables both to optimize their electronics designs within tight form-factor constraints while still meeting quality, reliability, and performance requirements. This paper describes four trends in electronic design that raise the urgency for following best practices of ECAD-MCAD collaboration and shares how Siemens solutions make it easier to instill those best practices and enable greater collaboration.

ECAD-MCAD collaboration in practice

For true ECAD and MCAD collaboration, it is essential that mechanical and electronic engineers work together throughout the engineering project to jointly bring a product to market. Cross-domain information must be shared incrementally throughout the project as changes occur. In this way, ECAD and MCAD collaboration allows teams to keep in sync and spot any errors or issues as they occur.

In this paper you will learn more about:

  • Trends driving ECAD-MCAD collaboration

  • The importance of ECAD-MCAD collaboration

  • Ways ECAD-MCAD collaboration can be improved

  • Keys to successful ECAD-MCAD collaboration

  • A toolkit for collaborative engineering

  • Accelerating PCB design through ECAD-MCAD collaboration

Learn more about ECAD-MCAD collaboration.