Integrating the ECAD Domain into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

Innovative products. Fast response times. Efficient development, production, procurement and logistics. These are the challenges of global competition. At the same time, companies must contend with increasingly similar products, rising customer expectations, ever more stringent legal and environmental requirements, and increasingly complex coordination tasks.

Sounds familiar?

  • To produce a PCB, your purchasing department is given a bill of materials by the ECAD development team. Then it emerges that one of the components has a four-week lead time, while another has been discontinued – yet production of the prototype is due to start next week.
  • Your developers must adapt products to meet the specific environmental regulations of a given country. They painstakingly track down the necessary information from various databases to discover which components need to be replaced, and which ones meet the compliance requirements.
  • The quality assurance discovers that a component from a certain manufacturer is defective and can cause repeated failures. Identifying which products this component was used in is crucial. A time-consuming, laborious search begins.
  • Your sites are maintaining individual libraries and component databases with a varying quality and a lack of common standards. If a development task needs to be shifted to another site, then its site library and its component database needs to be updated manually - which is cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone.

Why pe4?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a BUSINESS EXPERIENCE platform provides software solutions for every organization in your company - from marketing to sales to engineering - that help you, in your value creation process, to create differentiating consumer experiences.

pe4 links your ECAD environment to your 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable consistent optimization of your business operations - from marketing to sales to engineering.
The hardware engineering department has direct access to information in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform while design schematic circuits, printed circuit boards or even manages the electronic components.
Information can be published early in the design stage to other stakeholders ensuring a central, company wide availability of documentation, design-, fabrication- and component data.
Engineering has immediate access to approved component and design information they are looking for, at the same time, e.g. purchasing department has early access to the ECAD bill of materials provided by engineering.

pe4 supports seamless integration between your ECAD development and your 3DEXPERIENCE platform controlled corporate processes, with controlled release and change management procedures. Boost your efficiency and transparency – for substantial time and money savings together with quality improvements
Benefits at a glance

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