Import and 3D visualization of MCAD data
Collaborative ECAD/MCAD Design Flow in CR-8000
3D product visualization is becoming a critical need as the electrical and mechanical designs converge with little room for error. Many companies cite ECAD/MCAD collaboration as a significant product design challenge. Traditional 2D PCB-centric design cannot meet the needs of a 3D multi-discipline product design process.
3D visualization of multiple PCBs within mechanical enclosure
Collision and clearance optimization
Seamless MCAD Integration with STEP Import to Simplify Design Processes
CR-8000 Design Force has the ability to import and export STEP models for direct MCAD design data exchange without data conversion. True 3D component models and enclosures can be obtained from any number of MCAD design tools. The ability to quickly and repeatedly verify fit during the design process will eliminate costly downstream ECAD / MCAD integration problems.
Direct MCAD design data exchange without data conversion. The ability to quickly and repeatedly verify fit during the design process will eliminate costly downstream ECAD / MCAD integration problems.
Once imported into CR-8000 Design Force, the PCB or multiple PCBs can be oriented within the enclosure and checked for a required clearance or an actual collision.
Using accurate 3D checks with a true 3D component model with a precisely-matched 3D shape, rather than simplified boundary boxes, increases the overall accuracy of collision checking and reduces the risk of prototype reworking at the manufacturing stage because of a fit problem.
CR-8000 Design Force is the fastest, most effective PCB design solution available today. Design Force enables design teams to layout and verify their designs in the context of a complete system or product.
In addition to advanced PCB layout capabilities, Design Force provides chip, package, and board co-design capabilities to enable real-time 3D hierarchical design. This allows design teams to concurrently create any combination of advanced die stacks, packages, and PCBs.
DS-CR supports the specific demands of PCB design data management. It combines multi-site library, design data, and configuration management capabilities into a unified engineering environment.