Create a full representation of your board within your MCAD from your ECAD data. Define the stack-up, indicating what should be included in the 3D import, for your MCAD, there is no limitation. With Native Board Import (NBI) all layers are available within ODB++, which can be converted to a 3D Part and placed in an assembly at the right position. All objects are drawn on the sketcher and will be extruded with the defined value. Import everything to 3D or to a 2D drawing. All functions available within M-CAD can be applied to the import without any limitation. All data will be “native” within your M-CAD system.
The integration of PCBs is the next step when evolving each step of the product development. To enable your development flow to be ready for connecting your 3D mechanical design to PCBs, we use NBI to transfer all the intelligence using ODB++ to your 3D mechanic tool. NBI can be used in conjunction with Catia/SolidWorks/SiemensNX/SolidEdge MCAD sytems, which allows clarification of important questions long before building up the first prototype.
One of the great advantages is that there is no need to create different outputs from your E-CAD System. Use the same data output for both 2D and 3D.
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