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Connect ECAD and MCAD design

Enable collaboration, communication and information sharing between ECAD and MCAD design domains for better and faster product development.

What is MECODES?

MECODES (Mechatronic Collaboration Design Solution) is a software solution merging the different worlds of MCAD and ECAD via EDMD protocol – IDX.

Designed specifically for the collaboration of MCAD and ECAD systems, MECODES integrates mechanical, electrical and electronics design disciplines performed with market-leading authoring systems. The mechatronic approach is quite different since there are no separate design phases in each of the CAD tools.

MECODES Challenges

Challenges with the old way of design process:

  • Lack of collaboration in electro-mechanical design
  • No ECAD-CAD design synchronization
  • Excessive amount of meetings
  • Slow and unnecessary iterations
  • Time lost due to poor integration of electrical and mechanical design

How MECODES can help:

  • Unifies electromechanical product development workflows from the initial product idea to completion
  • Speeds up electromechanical product development
  • Eases engineering change processes
  • Makes last-minute design changes possible

Why should you use MECODES?

MECODES is used for an efficient collaborative co-design and the reduction of iterations by incremental design updates (EDMD protocol – IDX) between ECAD and MCAD solutions.

3D visualization
3D visualization of the finished design quickly and clearly shows how all electrical and mechanical components physically interact
Integrated ECAD/MCAD approach
The beauty of this integrated ECAD/MCAD approach is that errors can be detected, designs adjusted, and the results validated in minutes
ECAD/MCAD virtual environment
By combining the results from ECAD/MCAD, designers can assemble the electronic and mechanical parts in a virtual environment and check that they fit together.

MECODES packages

Essential server components and client tools
Iimplementation services
End-user training
PLM integration consultancy
Software customization

MECODES compatibility with other programs

Software Solution From Version To Version Prerequisites
CATIA V5 V5R19 V5-6R2021 CBD (Circuit Board Design) license
CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE 2017x 2021X CBR (Printed Circuit Board Designer) role
Siemens EDA PADS, PADS Professional VX.1 VX.12 none
Siemens EDA Xpedition VX.1 VX.12 none
Cadence Allegro, OrCAD 17.2 17.4 none
Altium Designer 19 21 none

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