SAP Engineering Control Center interface to ECAD

ECAD integration in SAP ECTR

Optimized product development in electronic design

SAP Engineering Control Center interface to ECAD effectively supports development in electronic design and enables the integration of leading ECAD tools into SAP. Engineers can manage and classify electronic design data directly from their familiar authoring environment in SAP and link them for example with MCAD documents or SAP objects (library parts with material and so on). Apart from that, engineering change management functions, status log and status networks offer safe versioning and transparent monitoring. Many processes run automatically: from creating bills of material and where-used lists to generating production records such as Gerber data and assembly diagrams.

The R&D cockpit enhances the comfort for engineers further. The cockpit visualizes dependencies, helps organizing documents as needed and allows for easy access to and reuse of data. In this way, existing circuit layouts can be reused for developing new PCB boards.

All data and all processes in just one cockpit

The R&D cockpit facilitates an interdisciplinary data exchange, for example for ECAD-MCAD collision checks. It also provides an up-to-date overview on mechatronics projects, project structures and development standards, as SAP PLM synchronizes the electronic data with MCAD, electrical and firmware / software data and harmonizes workflow, change and release management. As a result, all persons involved are always kept updated; this in turn accelerates coordination and validation processes.

The integrated viewer further supports the full access to all data, as 2D/3D data can be viewed regardless of the source system. And finally, SAP PLM can create consolidated bills of material and releases across all engineering disciplines.

Standard integration of ECAD systems

  • Altium Designer by Altium Limited
  • Mentor Xpedition Enterprise Designer with xPCB Layout by Mentor
  • Mentor PADS Logic with Mentor PADS Layout by Mentor
  • Mentor PADS Designer with Mentor PADS Layout by Mentor
  • Allegro and OrCAD by Cadence
  • Siemens Capital by Siemens

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Support of further ECAD systems on request

DSC Software AG

DSC Software AG
Am Sandfeld 17
76149 Karlsruhe | Germany

Phone: +49 721 9774-100
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