Multidisciplinary Design in NX
Delivering a unified platform for electromechanical design
It’s no secret that products today are increasingly complex with many, if not most, reliant on integrated electronics. It is critical that designers of both systems collaborate throughout the development process in order to prevent conflicts and ensure alignment between each system prior to design completion.
An efficient ECAD-MCAD co-design process enables you to eliminate costly electromechanical issues during new product development by giving a holistic view.
Integration with Mentor Graphics Capital Harness and Xpedition
NX unites electrical, mechanical and control systems in the only true multidisciplinary platform available in the market today. By linking the electrical schematics and the 3D model, called cross-probing, designers of wiring diagrams and harness configurations can work closely together to prevent costly and time-consuming rework due to errors.
Piping & Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Designer
NX enables engineers to lay out piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) in two dimensions, while maintaining the design tied to the 3D space model. P&ID Designer powers faster authoring, common libraries between diagramming and 3D, connectivity validation, diagramming to 3D, and equipment-level data management.
ELMA Design Review collaboration
ELMA is a standalone tool that augments ECAD-MCAD collaboration. ELMA can load ECAD schematic and layout files from all major vendors alongside JT files in a single environment. ELMA enables cross-probing and revision tracked mark-up between the ECAD and MCAD files. ELMA can also link to NX for full MCAD analysis.