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Connector for Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise ()

Connector for Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise manages Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise designs to accelerate product development. It leverages the design team collaboration capabilities of Collaborative Innovation to facilitate a concurrent printed circuit board (PCB) design process resulting in fewer engineering changes and lower production costs.

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Ensuring that the right designs are being properly shared and managed across the value chain (a company’s suppliers, partners and customers) is vital to a company’s ability to bring products to market quickly and correctly the first time. In PCB designs, this effort is complicated by several factors including that electronic designs are growing exponentially in complexity (creating several gigabytes of data) and that corporations have geographically dispersed design teams across multiple time zones. As design and manufacturing functions continue to occur outside the walls of an organization, it is increasingly critical that all members contributing to the PCB design process have full access to the most recent design data, when they need it and wherever they are located. 

Connector for Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise allows PCB development teams to collaborate during the board design process, and to collect, track, protect, and deliver product design information seamlessly across Electronic Computer Aided Design (ECAD) systems and other enterprise applications.

Connector for Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise provides a simple, yet secure, workgroup and enterprise data management system that integrates directly into ECAD design environments, allowing a designer to easily share electronic design data with other designers, enterprise users and partners.

Connector for Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise is intended to work with Collaborative Innovation in order to create a collaborative environment for managing design data from multiple electronic and/or Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (MCAD) tools. Users are able to:

  • Manage both DxDesigner schematic and Expedition PCB layout data as a single object
    • Enable project managers to release the entire design as one CAD model
    • Create derived outputs (i.e. manufacturing data automatically generated by the ECAD application)
    • Manage design variants as defined in the ECAD application, each with its own derived outputs
    • Assign the design to workspace folders to facilitate collaboration

Synchronize attributes between the CAD library and parts in 3DEXPERIENCE® platform

Connector for Mentor Graphics Expedition Enterprise

Key Features & Benefits

  • Maintain accurate representations of the intended design in the PLM database.

  • Achieve centralized management of all CAD files.

  • Control work-in-process, engineering changes, data, documents, and dynamic configurations.

  • Give non-engineering personnel direct, task-specific access to current CAD data.

  • Reduce the possibility of redundant, inaccurate, or out-of-date product information.

  • Improve design control and business process management to realize truly functional product development and delivery.

  • Reduce the number of design iterations by enabling enterprise collaboration throughout the design process between electrical and mechanical designers, purchasing, manufacturing, and partners while protecting intellectual property from unauthorized access.

  • Reduce scrap and re-work costs by minimizing data transfer errors between engineering and manufacturing.

  • Reduce ramp up production lead times by providing component information to your supply chain earlier in the development process through preliminary BOMs.