San Diego, CA (August 17th, 2015) – Digital Dimensions Inc, has partnered with Altium, the creators of the industry-leading PCB design software Altium Designer, to offer the latest PCB Design Technology and ECAD/MCAD collaboration with SOLIDWORKS. PCBWorks improves communication between electrical and mechanical design teams with linked design data and managed engineering change processes between design environments.
While PCBWorks focuses heavily on collaboration, PCBWorks includes all of the latest PCB design technology from Altium, with a unified design environment between schematic capture and PCB layout and a streamlined interface.
“We believe that PCBWorks will help our SOLIDWORKS users collaborate with their electronic counterparts.” said Gordon Pursel, Product and Marketing Manager at Digital Dimensions. “It will allow the electrical and mechanical specialists to work in their own workflows, but now there’s a common link that ties their design processes together.”
PCBWorks includes several features that connect design data with mechanical designers in SOLIDWORKS. Designers no longer have to struggle with current collaboration methods such as STEP importing/exporting. Electrical and mechanical designers can work in their own workflows while pushing revisions back and forth throughout the design process.
Latest design collaboration technology in PCBWorks includes:
An ECAD/MCAD project collaboration server that links SOLIDWORKS mechanical models to electrical data in a single managed project. Changes made to either side of the design process can be pushed with a managed Engineering Change Order Process.
Parasolid file format native support in SOLIDWORKS allows electrical designers to link directly to models for enclosures and component bodies for visual accuracy in Native 3D.
Extracted copper information from board assemblies provides mechanical designers with more simulation options in SOLIDWORKS including thermal, vibration, and mechanical simulations.
About Digital Dimensions Inc,
For more than 25 years, Digital Dimensions has been leading the industry in implementation, training, and support of state-of-the-art design and analysis tools. Digital Dimensions has a proven track record working with over 2500 design teams using SOLIDWORKS as a technical support, customer service, and training provider.
Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is an Australian multinational software corporation that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. Altium products are found everywhere from world leading electronic design teams to the grassroots electronic design community.
With a unique range of technologies Altium helps organizations and design communities to innovate, collaborate and create connected products while remaining on-time and on-budget. Products provided are Altium Designer®, Altium Vault®, CircuitStudio®, PCBWorks®, CircuitMaker® and the TASKING® range of embedded software compilers.
Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego and Boston, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort, Kiev and Zug and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit www.altium.com.