EMA Launches CADSync With a Native SolidWorks Connector

This enables Cadence PCB and SolidWorks to work in concert, creating a digital twin for mechatronics design.

This enables Cadence PCB and SolidWorks to work in concert, creating a digital twin for mechatronics design.

EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, announces CADSync, providing a streamlined way to accurately pass high-fidelity design data and changes between Cadence PCB and SolidWorks.

“This patent-pending technology provides native bidirectional collaboration and traceability,” says Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “Design teams can now work in concert for early communication and data sharing, enabling them to successfully launch mechatronic products on time and on budget.”

The current state of ECAD/MCAD “collaboration” typically involves throwing large STEP files over the wall hoping each team can derive the data they need. This results in inaccuracy, miscommunication, delays and even design re-spins.

CADSync is a bidirectional conduit between SolidWorks and OrCAD/Allegro PCB Editor, providing a connection between ECAD and MCAD domains and eliminating the need for any middleware. PCB designers now have in-tool access to leverage native CAD data structures for maximum performance, efficiency and accuracy, versus other solutions using common interchange formats. 

CADSync includes a PCB toolkit for SolidWorks, which enables SolidWorks teams to work on PCB features in their native design environment, while automatically capturing the data needed to properly specify changes and requirements in Cadence PCB. Since ECAD data is communicated to SolidWorks using native solid parts, features, and assemblies, MCAD designers can also easily simulate and manipulate PCB elements in context of the mechanical assembly, which is not possible using traditional interchange format methods. 

“CADSync is a product truly driven by our customers’ needs to collaborate effectively and operate efficiently across the entire product development cycle,” adds Marcano. “The EMA development team included both electrical and mechanical domain experts with over 20 years of experience in this space to ensure this product provided the best experience for both sides and delivered on the promise of a true, collaborative mechatronics design environment.”

CADSync is available worldwide exclusively through EMA. To get a free trial or for more information, click here.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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