FUSION 360 ECAD & MCAD INTEGRATION

COLLABORATING WITH AN ECAD AND MCAD SOFTWARE PLATFORM

Bridge the gaps between traditional ECAD and MCAD software with a truly unified electronics and mechanical software platform.

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What is ECAD MCAD?

ECAD (electronic computer-aided design) software is used to design and create electronic structures. MCAD (mechanical computer-aided design) software is used to design and create mechanical systems.

In order to design intelligent products that integrate electrical and mechanical characteristics, it is vital that our design and engineering workflows are also integrated. ECAD and MCAD need to work together to enable true interoperability.

Benefits of ECAD MCAD collaboration

  • bidirectional workflows

    DESIGN UNIFICATION

    Fusion 360 enables ECAD and MCAD designers to work natively and independently on the same design project and within the same design management platform. You never have to integrate any third party software, translate, exchange, or export STEP, XDF, or IDF files, ever.

  • cloud-based data management

    COLLABORATION

    Fusion 360 offers a complete online experience for PCB, Mechanical, and data management, ensuring every stakeholder is part of the product development cycle. Design changes are automatically managed enabling you to revise your board shape, component placement update, or modified enclosure.

  • single sourced library

    TRUE 3D PCB DESIGN

    With both ECAD and MCAD working on the same Fusion 360 platform with one dataset, 3D PCB data such as board copper, core material, and components can be analyzed, verified, and validated on the MCAD side to ensure they meet the product design specifications.

Getting started in ECAD MCAD collaboration

  • design your pcb

    Electronics Design

    Comprehensive full-featured electronics tool for your schematics, PCB, simulation, library management, manufacturing, and more.

  • convert 2d to 3d

    Mechanical Design

    Fully functional and powerful 3D design and modeling, including PCB integration, sketching, rendering, sheet metal, and assemblies.

  • integrate pcb with mechanical design

    Simulation

    Easy to use yet powerful e-cooling simulation to verify and validate thermal design of your printed circuit board (PCB) early and often.

Fusion 360 for MCAD

Fusion 360 is the first 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool of its kind. It connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.

Free ECAD MCAD software

  • FREE FUSION 360 FOR HOBBYISTS

    Fusion 360 offers free use to qualifying startup and hobbyist makers through a 3-step verification process.

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Resources for ECAD and MCAD

Get started with ECAD and MCAD with these tutorials, guides, tips, and tricks.

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