EDMD Client is an add-on module which is included in MECODES Essential, Standard and Advanced configuration. It can be ordered on top of this basic MECODES configuration to add an additional working place for EDMD collaboration. It contains everything that is needed to work with EDMD protocol from CATIA V5 or CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE environment.
EDMD client includes all features necessary for EDMD collaboration with ECAD software for baseline exchange, engineering change request processing, and complete ECAD-MCAD collaboration. In addition, more advanced functionalities like collaboration transaction history review, 3D traces, and polygons transferred from ECAD tools, multilayer, and multi-PCB collaboration.
EDMD protocol can start from MCAD tool or ECAD tool and the flow is shown on the upper picture. The basic principle is incremental changes with Accept or Reject ECAD/MCAD collaboration. ECAD designer and MCAD designer work simultaneously and adjust their data together.
The most important features of EDMD client are following;
- EDMD IDX ECAD/MCAD collaboration
- Multi ECAD and Multi PCB collaboration at the same time
- Tracing EDMD collaboration history
- Multilayer copper wires in CATIA V5 or 3DEXPERIENCE based on two protocols ODB++ and EDMD 3.0
- Unique ECAD/MCAD library management
- And many more features
On top of that, MECODES is able to import data through industry standardized protocols like ODB ++, and Gerber to CATIA V5 or CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE.