Not all CAD tools allow you to customize your design environment. Most tools are developed one way, without any flexibility or personalization options. This forces the user to use the default location of all commands and interfaces within that tool. What if you wanted to make the User Interface your own? Don’t you want to… Continue reading Can you Customize your CAD Tool?
I’m sure most of you have heard the expression “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”, right? Well, what would you do if it was broken?… Autodesk has announced that EAGLE is now only available for purchase as a subscription. Previous, users purchased EAGLE once and used the software indefinitely. This means that you will be… Continue reading Are you an EAGLE user? We hope you like subscription fees
Collaboration between Altium Designer and SolidWorks As more and more electronic products involve both electrical and mechanical components, and product release cycles get shorter, there’s a real need for stronger collaboration between the ECAD and MCAD domains. But that collaboration isn’t always smooth. The electrical and mechanical designer often send emails back and forth or have… Continue reading Do you have the ECAD/MCAD collaboration that you need?
Moving forward from the last part of this article; we discussed two essential strategies that intend to keep more of your money in your pocket in the long run. To recap, we brought up Digital Prototype Methods and using CAD and simulation software, as well as using Desktop Printers. In this second part, we discuss… Continue reading Are you spending too much on prototyping? Learn how to save money! – Part 2
Functionality, breadth of features and ease of use top what designers like most about their preferred CAD software, while cost is their biggest concern. Those are the findings of a recent survey, undertaken by PCD&F, looking at which tools designers use – and which they prefer. Of the 269 designers who responded to the survey,… Continue reading What people are saying about Altium Designer?