Import and 3D visualization of MCAD data
Collaboration CAOE/CMAO 3D
CR-8000 STEP import and export
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 design synchronization 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
Direct MCAD 3D design data exchange
Design Force has the ability to import and export STEP models so MCAD design data exchange is direct and 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.
Accurate 3D alignment
Once imported into Design Force, the PCB or multiple PCBs can be oriented within the enclosure and checked for a required clearance or an actual collision
Precisely-matched 3D shapes
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