Tagged: Electro-Mechanical Design

Electro-Mechanical DesignElectro-mechanical parts and products can be challenging to design because engineers across different engineering disciplines don’t always understand the others’ needs. They look at a part or product through the lens of their discipline’s prime considerations and optimize with those considerations in mind. For example, electrical engineers may not necessarily take into account component placement, which can lead to mechanical interference or collisions. Mechanical engineers, for their part, may not consider thermal issues that could affect electrical wiring or electronic components.

PCB Design Evolution

PCB Design and the Need to Evolve

Today, consumers of electronic products have more choice than ever, requiring the companies that create products to compete on increasingly diverse and changing factors. Building products with the highest level of competitiveness requires a collaborative, multi-disciplinary design approach. The PCB is no longer the central focus, but rather, it is the product. The term product-centric design is now used to describe this multi-disciplinary way of working, with the focus on product requirements from the very start of the design process.

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Improve Your Product Development Process with 3D Product Visualization

You’ve probably heard the expression, “the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.” Unfortunately that is often the case during product development, when the ECAD PCB design team and the MCAD team are furiously working to meet ever-shrinking time-to-market requirements. After all, ECAD and MCAD are two completely separate disciplines with different areas of study and different areas of concern.

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5 Reasons Why Viewing Your Electronics Design (ECAD) in 3D Will Reduce MCAD Design Costs and Time to Market

If you’re a PCB designer, electrical engineer, or mechanical designer, you know that communication between ECAD and MCAD departments can be tedious, and a real pain in the neck sometimes. It’s almost like you finish your design, throw it over the wall into the next cubical…and then what? You’ve probably also learned – the hard way – that reworking your designs over and over costs the company time AND money. We believe there are 5 key reasons why you should be viewing your electronics design in 3D and intend to demonstrate this in an upcoming webinar.