ECAD/MCAD 3D Design & Collaboration

Bridging the gap between electrical and mechanical design.

  • This is a Story About Tape-Out Day

    This is a Story About Tape-Out Day

    All of the little details were squared up when the check-plots came out for "final" review. Those same preliminary files were shared with the fab and assembly units and, of course, the vendors have c

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  • Best Practices: Allegro ECAD MCAD Collaboration

    Best Practices: Allegro ECAD MCAD Collaboration

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  • What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    We see it in the news frequently; a battery explodes, car brakes malfunction, electronic systems are hacked, a material inexplicably fails. Field failures are costly and unforgiving, necessitating...

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  • 3D Printing’s Impact in the Real World: Medicine, Food Production, and Automotive

    3D Printing’s Impact in the Real World: Medicine, Food Production, and Automotive

    Though 3D printing technology was introduced more than three decades ago, it’s only recently gained traction with a wider market. 3D printers were one of Amazon’s most popular holiday gifts for...

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  • What to Watch in Modern 3D Electronics

    What to Watch in Modern 3D Electronics

    Today’s 3D electronics manufacturing processes let you create circuitry on 3D surfaces, giving you flexibility and control that flat circuit boards of the past could not. This enables smooth,...

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  • Wearable technologies help Olympians achieve top performance

    Wearable technologies help Olympians achieve top performance

    As Fitbits and other wearable activity monitors change how regular people exercise and track their activity, they’re having similar effects on how Olympians train and recover between workouts.

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  • Harmonize your ECAD and PLM Systems with an Integrated Solution

    Harmonize your ECAD and PLM Systems with an Integrated Solution

    Managing all the facets of PCB design data can be a difficult task to tackle. As the electronics market continues to thrive, circuits have become more complex with shorter design cycles and less...

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  • Common Questions About Constraint-Driven Design with OrCAD Capture

    Common Questions About Constraint-Driven Design with OrCAD Capture

    Our most recent webinar, Constraint-driven design with OrCAD Capture, provided attendees with an overview of Constraint Manager for OrCAD. It is a new option available directly within the OrCAD...

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  • Set it and NEVER Forget it with Constraint-Driven PCB Design

    Set it and NEVER Forget it with Constraint-Driven PCB Design

    Setting up and implementing a constraint-driven design flow may seem like a daunting planning task, however spending the time upfront can save you hours (or even days) by preventing design...

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  • 17.2  3D Enhancements

    17.2 3D Enhancements

    We are continuously adding new functionalities to the OrCAD Interactive 3D Canvas. Now you can even visualize bending of a multi-zone rigid-flex design. You can view its folded state, conduct...

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  • Tutorial: Generating an Intelligent PDF with OrCAD Capture 17.2

    Tutorial: Generating an Intelligent PDF with OrCAD Capture 17.2

    This video will walk you through creating an intelligent PDF using OrCAD Capture.

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  • What's New: OrCAD 17.2 QIR 3

    What's New: OrCAD 17.2 QIR 3

    The newest incremental OrCAD release (17.2 2016 QIR3) is available now. In our effort to constantly be raising the bar, there are many new and exciting features now available including, but not...

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  • Breaking Down the Cubicle Wall with ECAD/MCAD Collaboration

    Breaking Down the Cubicle Wall with ECAD/MCAD Collaboration

    “Throw it over the wall” has traditionally been the mindset when dealing with updates and changes between the ECAD and MCAD domains. As a result of this strategy, updates and synchronization...

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  • OrCAD Interactive 3D Canvas

    OrCAD Interactive 3D Canvas

    Learn more about the the new functionalities added to our Interactive 3D Canvas.

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  • Outsourcing PCB Design? 8 Reasons Having a PCB Design Tool In-House is a Smart Idea

    Outsourcing PCB Design? 8 Reasons Having a PCB Design Tool In-House is a Smart Idea

    Moving a design from concept to a completed board is an involved process—especially when the design is outsourced—there are many opportunities for problems to arise. In order to mitigate potential...

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  • ECAD MCAD - OrCAD and SOLIDWORKS

    ECAD MCAD - OrCAD and SOLIDWORKS

    See how OrCAD and SOLIDWORKS can help you collaborate seamlessly with your engineering peers.

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  • Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Do you need access to 3D models? (5 of 5)

    Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Do you need access to 3D models? (5 of 5)

    As a PCB design engineer today, you experience a large amount of pressure to create smaller, faster, more intelligent products. Consequently, it has become increasingly important for ECAD and MCAD...

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  • Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Having trouble finding unified part libraries? Symbols, footprints, and 3D models all ne

    Top Five Problems Ultra Librarian for OrCAD Solves: Having trouble finding unified part libraries? Symbols, footprints, and 3D models all ne

    How many times have you worked on a design where three different people created the symbol, footprint, and 3D model—and of course they don’t match? The symbol doesn’t have the right number of...

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  • 3 Common Vias: Their Manufacturing Pros and Cons

    3 Common Vias: Their Manufacturing Pros and Cons

    When creating your PCB Board, understanding the pros and cons of each via and how they impact the design and manufacturing process is important to know.

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  • Three Key PCB Design Tech Trends – Year In Review

    Three Key PCB Design Tech Trends – Year In Review

    One of exciting things about the PCB design space is the pace at which things change and evolve. We are responsible for creating the tools that enable the design of the next great gadget or...

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