3D Mechanical Collaboration with STEP
CR-8000 Design Force
CR-8000 Design Force’s native 3D environment opens the door to an evolution in electronics design. Existing processes between mechanical and electronics design limit the exchange of accurate constraints, and result in unwanted iterations and data exchange. Design Force offers PCB designers the ability to import the mechanical enclosure directly into layout, so they can achieve single or multi-board designs right-the-first-time.
During layout, users invoke a wizard to import the 3D enclosure model and specify all the associated PCBs. They then layout the PCBs with the enclosure in real-time, optimizing placement capacity and capturing interference violations earlier in the design process.
With design teams around the world, we need a PCB and system-level design platform that allows our teams to work concurrently and also deals with complex multi-board designs. Zuken’s CR-8000 Design Gateway and Design Force does this and more. Because of advanced multi-board capabilities and an integrated high-speed design environment, we collaborate effectively while pushing technology boundaries, which play an important role in our product development.
Jerry Murray, PCB Design Team Leader