Altium CoDesigner brings the electronic and mechanical design worlds together. With this comes the challenge of defining design object and spatial requirements in different design domains, and different design languages. This series of videos will help in the process of understanding how best to transfer your design between the mechanical and electronic design domains.
Altium's MCAD CoDesigner allows for seamless design transfer between the Electrical and Mechanical engineers. In this overview, we’ll show you how to transfer the board from Altium Designer to your MCAD tool, how to resize the board, add mounting holes, add a new connector, and Push the updated board design back to Altium Designer.
Through Altium CoDesigner, you can collaborate with a mechanical engineer to shape the PCB in your MCAD tool and keep it updated in Altium Designer. This video shows you how to manage that in Altium Designer and in your MCAD tool.
Altium CoDesigner makes it easy to move a 3D enclosure model from your MCAD tool to Altium Designer. This video shows you how, and what to watch out for while you're transferring your enclosure model to Altium Designer.
Origins can vary between your MCAD tool and Altium Designer. Altium CoDesigner can keep track of your origin point and make sure your design changes are exchanged correctly.
Altium CoDesigner gives you a few tools to help create a model that remains unified during the ECAD-MCAD Exchange. This video shows you how to make sure your models are transferred correctly between the ECAD and MCAD domains.
You can use the Altium CoDesigner to reuse your board shape or geometry in your PCB. This video shows you how to use the MCAD CoDesigner panel in Altium Designer and how to copy your board shape and geometry from your MCAD tool to Altium Designer.
Have you got a broken component model that won’t transfer correctly from ECAD to MCAD? This video will show you how to use the Make PCB Library tool, the Extract 3D models tool, and your MCAD tool to correct broken components and make them usable.
MCAD Codesigner allows you to design or edit your rigid-flex board shape in the MCAD environment and then push it back to Altium Designer. We’ll show you how to configure the board shape, rigid and flex regions, and mounting holes.
With MCAD CoDesigner, you can quickly add and move components from your MCAD tool and update the design in Altium Designer. We’ll show you how to add a new component, move components, change a component’s region in MCAD, and update your design in Altium Designer.
Learn how to add MCAD CoDesigner to Altium Designer, as well as where and how to download the MCAD plugin for your favorite MCAD tool.