Electronics design software company Altium Ltd. has signed an OEM agreement with engineering software specialists Dassault Systèmes to introduce a new Solidworks Electronic Computer-Aided Design (ECAD) product based on Altium’s printed circuit board (PCB) software technology.
“This represents the most powerful endorsement of Altium’s bid for market leadership and is a clear indication that Altium is seen by industry leaders as the future of pcb design software”, says Altium’s CEO, Aram Mirkazemi.
The new technology partnership will focus on enabling seamless collaboration between mechanical and electronic design teams through natively connecting design data between electronic CAD and mechanical CAD (MCAD) software environments. ECAD/MCAD collaboration has been a significant pain point for engineers. With the rise of intelligently connected products, the line between electronic and mechanical design has become blurred. In working with Solidworks, Altium has re-engineered its powerful Unified Design Platform to include Solidworks’ data architecture in its native form. This will deliver a unique platform and an unprecedented level of productivity in the design of intelligent products.
“Intelligent design tools are critical for the creation of smart connected products. Design tools need to play across multiple engineering disciplines to deliver effective system-level engineering to produce successful intelligent products,” Mirkazemi adds.