The creation of circuit boards involves a lot of complex pieces to manage and consider; from mechanical and electrical engineering to the final board production. TriMech might have found the perfect combination of software and hardware to streamline this complicated prototyping process.
This two-part solution includes SOLIDWORKS PCB software and the Dragonfly 2020 Pro 3D Printer from Nano Dimension. Watch the video below to see Levon, our Senior ECAD Application Engineer, walk through the highlights in just under four minutes.
SOLIDWORKS PCB streamlines the design of the printed circuit board to effectively allow real-time interaction between mechanical and electrical engineering within the same environment, while the Dragonfly 2020 Pro 3D printer produces high resolution, multi-layer PCB prototypes in a cost-effective platform.
The SOLIDWORKS PCB Solution
Collaboration between MCAD and ECAD workflows has always been difficult. Mechanical and electrical engineers have to exchange designs in various file formats (that are often incompatible with each other) via email or other data-sharing methods (not all of which are secure). This makes for an inefficient process where much can be lost in translation.
With SOLIDWORKS PCB, Mechanical and electrical engineers can communicate design changes bi-directionally in the same familiar platform.
- For an additional introduction to SOLIDWORKS PCB, we recommend watching some of the short feature videos in our Electronic PCB Video Library.
- For a more in-depth look at some of the other key features of SOLIDWORKS PCB, watch Levon's on-demand webinar: Get to Know SOLIDWORKS PCB.
The Nano Dimension Solution
The DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer removes many of the complexities and bottlenecks inherent in prototyping, allowing for more agile hardware development processes at every prototyping stage. This results in reduced overall development time, fewer risks and improved design flexibility for a wide range of research and development, prototyping and custom manufacturing projects.
The full range of PCB features can be 100% printed – including interconnections such as vias, through-holes and complex geometries – without etching, drilling, plating or waste.
- For an additional introduction to Nano Dimension and 3D Printed Electronics, we recommend you watch this short video: Introduction to Nano Dimension.
- For an in-depth look at the Dragonfly 2020 and some real-life examples that demonstrate the advantages of 3D printed electronics, watch Nano Dimension's on-demand webinar: Recent Innovations: 3D Printed Electronics.
Free PCB Evaluations
Interested in seeing how SOLIDWORKS PCB can impact your design workflow? Take advantage of TriMech's free 15 day PCB evaluation or 5 day PCB Connector evaluation, and put it to the test in your own work environment.