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
Today's design process is no longer linear. Collaboration is necessary and allows for flexibility and last minute changes.
CLOUD-BASED DATA MANAGEMENT
Leverage real-time ECAD and MCAD collaboration with cloud-based data management.
SINGLE SOURCED LIBRARY
One common cloud-based library for schematic symbols, 2D footprints, and 3D models enabling true workflow unification.
Getting started in ECAD MCAD collaboration
STEP 1: DESIGN YOUR PCB
Use EAGLE for schematic capture, PCB routing, and board layout.
STEP 2: CONVERT 2D TO 3D
Create manufacturing-ready footprints and 3D models with Library.io.
STEP 3: INTEGRATE PCB WITH MECHANICAL DESIGN
Use Fusion 360 to design enclosures, test interfaces, and run thermal simulations.
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.