SAP has released a new interface to electronic computer-aided design (ECAD) software to simplify and expand design system interfaces to the SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) application.
As new products are now often a combination of mechanical parts, sophisticated electronics and software, information about these product elements can be maintained across multiple repositories, presenting difficulties for designers in accessing data.
The SAP Engineering Control Center interface to ECAD integration tool aims to overcome these issues by providing a consolidated view of ECAD data, such as printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), associated project documents and PCBA parts with the mechanical CAD and ECAD product data stored in SAP software.
“Companies need to deliver increasingly complex products more efficiently as they look to leverage IoT to reimagine their business,” said Hans Thalbauer, senior vice president, extended supply chain and IoT, SAP. “The new interface to electronic design tools is a further step by SAP to provide customers with a complete, 360-degree view so that they can executive product development in an integrated environment for better business outcomes.”
The new tool was revealed at the International SAP Conferences on Extended Supply Chain and IoT, held this week in the Netherlands.