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Poor communication between PCB designers and mechanical engineers can cause projects to miss their time-to-market and cost targets by 50% or more. When these teams can collaborate in real time to develop a virtual prototype of the finished product, they can be assured that the PCBs will fit perfectly in their mechanical housing prior to fabrication.
This live webinar, scheduled for January 23, 2019, will reveal how electro-mechanical co-design can enable you to meet your cost and time-to-market goals, allowing you to beat your competitors to market and deliver higher quality products.
Presenters are John McMillan, a member of the PADS Technical Marketing team, and Brent Klingforth, a technical marketing engineer.
What Attendees Will Learn
- How to break down the barriers between PCB design and mechanical design domains with PADS Professional’s MCAD Collaborator
- Demonstration of an actual electro-mechanical co-design session from the PCB designer and MCAD tool user’s perspective
- How to accelerate time-to-market, eliminate re-spins, and reduce product cost with electro-mechanical collaboration
Who Should Attend
- PCB and mechanical designers
- CAD managers
To register, click here.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We’re in the middle of show season, and it certainly “shows.” Thank you very much. I’m here all week. Don’t forget to tip your wait staff. This week, we published a variety of articles, columns, and news items, and much of it centered on trade shows. Technical Editor Dan Feinberg brings us a report from CES 2023. IPC announced the winners of the Best Technical Paper awards for IPC APEX EXPO 2023. And we have an interview with Altium’s Rea Callender about the company’s educational efforts at APEX and around the globe.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Altium keeps its eyes on the designers of the future. The company has been working with colleges and universities for years, providing free seats of Altium Designer for the next generation of PCB designers and design engineers. At IPC APEX EXPO 2023, Altium will be providing software for the finalists in the IPC Design Competition just as it did last year. They offer a variety of other educational programs as well, including Upverter classes and a design competition that aims to address environmental change. Here, Rea Callender, Altium’s VP of education, discusses its educational programs and plans for the week of the show.
Patrick Crawford, IPC
Last year, IPC held its first-ever design competition at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego. PCB designers from around the world competed in a series of heats during the months before the show, culminating in a showdown on the show floor between the top three finalists. Rafal Przeslawski, now with AMD, took home the top prize last year. This year, the competition is back for its sophomore year. I asked Patrick Crawford, manager of design standards and related programs for IPC, to “layout” the details on the design contest, including lessons learned in 2022 and what’s new for the 2023 competition.