Multi-CAD/eCAD Management

Why Might You Need Multi-CAD Management Software?

There are growing pressures for organisations to manage and protect intellectual assets and control access to documentation for industry compliance and regulatory legislation. Growing supply chains and extended product lifecycles are making this increasingly difficult. The development of a product will often have to take into consideration input from a diverse range of disciplines and from customers, suppliers and partners. With so many designers and engineers using multiplatform software, managing these files can be a challenge - especially with IP control and Export compliance constraints.

To address these demands the Dassault Systems 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers a comprehensive suite of Multi-CAD, eCAD and Documentation Management tools.

How Can Design Rule Help?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables an organisation to manage and collaborate on a single globally accessible platform, regardless of the design tool being used and eliminates the need for multiple CAD work-group management tools and their associated costs.  Through its open architecture, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can be rapidly deployed and supported from a central location, while the file locations can be distributed across local and global file Vaults to provide users with local LAN based performance during file check-in/out. 

The 3DXPERIENCE IP Export Control solutions can also be implemented to protect all documents containing Intellectual Property, documents subject to EAR/ITAR export control, or security restricted documents.

Multi-CAD/eCAD Management solutions include:

The 3DEXPERIENCE Multi-CAD integrations provides a powerful, common platform for all major CAD/CAx applications, including:

  • CATIA V4, V5 and V6
  • SolidWorks
  • Pro-E  / Creo,
  • NX and SolidEdge
  • Inventor and AutoCAD
  • STEP and IGES data for long-term archive management 

3DEXPERIENCE also delivers full, native integration for all major PCB design tools, including:

  • Cadence
  • Mentor
  • Zuken
  • Altium
  • Orcad

In addition the Synchronicity DesignSync solutions integrate with IC design tools from Cadence and Mentor.

Any of these managed CAD data structures can be integrated with the 3DEXPERIENCE BOM solution to deliver an EC driven synchronised multi CAD/multi-discipline engineering BOM and to maintain robust configuration control.

To find out more information about how Design Rule can help you manage and integrate your CAD platforms, contact us online.