MCAD is from Mars, ECAD is from Venus

“The ability to clearly communicate design intent from ECAD to MCAD is fraught with complexities and is a primary contributor towards missing key project milestones.”

Linda Mazzitelli, PTC’s Product Management Director, goes on to explain how the collaboration between MCAD and ECAD is vital to the success of any electromechanical design process. Explaining how the process is done today, and discussing the new IDX file format used in EDMD.

“Once you’ve finally settled on what format you’re going to use, you need to figure out your evaluation and implementation strategy. To ensure success, document the process and educate the design teams to ensure everyone in your organization understands the methodology.”

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Shawn Larson is a Technical Marketing Manager with over 30 years’ experience in the EDA industry. For the last 15 years, his focus has been on Electronic and Electrical Engineering Product Data Management (e-PDM). Shawn has deployed numerous enterprise-class engineering data management systems and is considered an expert in this area. For fun, Shawn enjoys hiking the White Mountains, an occasional marathon and good Jazz.

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