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ECAD/MCAD Collaboration Solutions: Integrating Mechanical and Electrical Product Design
Electro-mechanical design continues to gain importance, as the majority of today’s products have both electrical and mechanical components and systems

design a product  and Concluding Comments Electro-mechanical design is a critically important part of the product design process in many companies. Collaboration among electrical and mechanical designers throughout the enterprise is required to improve product designs and to foster additional product innovation. However, the integration of electrical and mechanical design into a collaborative design environment is not a simple task. What PTC and Mentor Graphics have done in this area is very positive and sets out a

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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