E-CAD management involves the creation, management, sharing, and control of electronic design data used in the design phase of electronic products. This data includes circuit schematics, component lists, printed circuit board (PCB) designs, simulation results, and manufacturing files.
PLM services support E-CAD management in the following ways:
Data Creation: Design data in the electronic design process is created using E-CAD tools. Circuit schematics, component lists, PCB designs, and other electronic design data are generated during this stage. These data are carefully reviewed for design accuracy and manufacturability.
Data Management: E-CAD management ensures secure storage, sharing, and management of design data. This can be achieved through a central database or other data management systems. E-CAD data is organized at the project and product levels, version-controlled, and can be traced back when needed.
Collaboration and Sharing: E-CAD management facilitates collaboration among different departments, teams, or suppliers. Design data can be shared based on authorized access. This enables design teams and relevant stakeholders to have access to up-to-date data and facilitate interactions.
Change Management: E-CAD management provides a process to track and manage design changes. Design modifications are traceable and documented, recording the reasons, dates, and impacts of any changes.
E-CAD management enhances design process efficiency, reduces errors, ensures design compliance, and improves product quality. It also facilitates collaboration among stakeholders and optimizes the product development process by providing access to current data for all parties involved.

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