Designed specifically for the collaboration of MCAD and ECAD systems, MECODES integrates mechanical, electrical and electronics design disciplines performed with market-leading systems. The collaboration relies on the open ProSTEP EDMD schema (ECAD design and MCAD design) for the incremental exchange of PCB layout changes which enables ECAD and MCAD designers to collaborate within their own environments with MECODES. It clearly shows how all electrical and mechanical components physically interact.
By combining the results from ECAD/MCAD in virtual environment, designers can assemble the electronic and mechanical parts, check whether they fit together and make necessary changes. The changes are implemented during the design process so errors can easily be detected, designs adjusted, and the results validated in minutes.