Introduction of MCAD and ECAD:
Now a days manufacturing industry is global, in terms of customers spread across multiple regions(grown-up and emerging Markets) and competitors and suppliers spread around the world. The issue from a product manufacturer’s perspective is how to respond to and best satisfy complicated customer requirements while at the same time delivering attractive products at higher quality levels, at the right time, and at a reasonable price. Market leaders appear to have an appropriate answer to achieving these goals through product and process innovation gathering better functionality for their products . In most cases innovative functionality combines many physical principles: mechanical,electrical, optical etc.However today is a product without mechatronic parts and assemblies hard to found. Cross-domain is standard feature of business. Sensors, drives, controls and automation are typical applications. In response to this call for innovation, manufacturers have accelerated their Acceptanse of electronics. Research report shows that 92 percent of manufacturers now incorporate electronic elements into their products.While products become increasingly demanding and complex, so that their mechanics, electronics and software are adjusted with each other must always comprehensive -at ever-shorter leading times and increasing cost pressure .Particularly challenging in this case, are the mobile applications such as automotive mechatronics which are the main drivers for further research and development . As electronics become a more essential component of all products,it is crucial that electrical and mechanical designers communicate on a regular basis to provide that their design changes are coordinated with each other and, thus, eliminate design conflicts. These challenges are only by a concurrent engineering and cope with,especially by developing partnerships. Be exchanged in a globalized world, such collaboration requires not only an effective and loss-free data exchange, but also a clear overview and control what information flows between different disciplines. Thus, the content should be a data exchange on the electrical and mechanical parameters limited so precisely that on the one hand, the common development task can be fulfilled, but on the other hand, the domain-specific issues to be considered separately, and the domain expert knowledge is used optimally.
Workflow Collaboration is the Key to Reduce Time and Effort:
- Breakdowns in communication between your MCAD and ECAD designers are a thing of the past. SOLIDWORKS PCB achieves the first-ever ECAD/MCAD integration that brings together both sides of your design process in a unified data structure and managed ECO process.
SOLIDWORKS PCB (printed circuit Board)
takes all of the assumption out of your workflow collaboration between your MCAD and ECAD designs. Combining the best technology in PCB design with direct integration with SOLIDWORKS through native file format support provides you with data translations that are both accurate, managed, and fully in-sync across the entire spectrum of your design.
Easily link your mechanical models of components in SOLIDWORKS with the electrical libraries for components in SOLIDWORKS PCB, keeping the data between the two linked and updated whenever changes are made.Actively make changes to component placement, board shape, and mounting holes on your PCB directly in your SOLIDWORKS environment, syncing data with SOLIDWORKS PCB easily with managed ECOs.