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ECAD MCAD COLLABORATION

ECAD AND MCAD

Elegantly integrate your design and engineering workflows. Develop intelligent products, combining electronic and mechanical components.

ecad mcad

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

BIDIRECTIONAL WORKFLOWS

Today's design process is no longer linear. Collaboration is necessary and allows for flexibility and last minute changes.

cloud-based data management

CLOUD-BASED DATA MANAGEMENT

Leverage real-time ECAD and MCAD collaboration with cloud-based data management.

single sourced library

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

design your pcb

STEP 1: DESIGN YOUR PCB

Use EAGLE for schematic capture, PCB routing, and board layout.

convert 2d to 3d

STEP 2: CONVERT 2D TO 3D

Create manufacturing-ready footprints and 3D models with Library.io.

integrate pcb with mechanical design

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 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.

eagle for ecad

EAGLE for ECAD

EAGLE is PCB design made easy, including schematic editor, PCB layout editor, and comprehensive PCB library content.

Free ECAD MCAD software

DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION OF EAGLE

Get a limited version of EAGLE for hobbyists and makers. Includes 2 schematic sheets, 2 signal layers, and 80 cm2 board area. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

FREE FUSION 360 FOR HOBBYISTS

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

Resources for ECAD and MCAD

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