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.”