ECAD/MCAD Integration

Effectively collaborate throughout the design process within your organization or with partners.

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Will it Fit?

Converging the electrical and mechanical portions of a design is a critical stage in the product development process. Unfortunately, many design teams have a “throw it over the wall” approach to ECAD / MCAD integration. This leads to late stage design changes, finger pointing, and delayed product launch schedules.

Common ECAD/MCAD Issues

  • Integration issues are discovered late in the design cycle
  • ECAD and MCAD teams are unable to collaborate effectively
  • No way to track change history across ECAD and MCAD domains
  • Lack of 3D models for standard electrical components

Connecting ECAD to MCAD

3D PCB CAD

View and analyze your design in 3D directly within your native PCB CAD environment.

Full History Tracking

Track ECAD/MCAD related changes throughout the design process to enable easy review and analysis.

Collaborative Decision Making

Make design a collaborative effort with built-in approval and a comment system for proposed changes.

Vendor-Neutral Support

Support for industry standard formats keeps you flexible to collaborate effectively inside your organization or with partners.

3D PCB Component Models

Make automated 3D model generation part of your PCB library creation process.

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“The very first 3D model I tested, a shield generated by our mechanical department, I found to be placed 180 degrees out; this would have been very difficult to detect without a 3D view. This has allowed us to avoid a potential pitfall, not to mention a sum of money in rework.”

 

Multi-Vendor Support

Collaborate with the MCAD tool of your choice

 

                  

MCAD Integration Comes Standard

OrCAD PCB Editor includes ECAD / MCAD integration capabilities in all tiers and levels. No need to purchase additional options or add-ons to enable effective collaboration.

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Solve your ECAD / MCAD Co-Design Challenges

We can help your electrical and mechanical teams collaborate more efficiently and more often.
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