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Mechatronic Concept Design

MCD allows you to get to market faster by reducing machine development time.

Mechatronics Concept Designer provides an end-to-end solution

Products allow for a multidisciplinary approach to machine design, bridging the gap between electrical, mechanical, and automation engineers. We continue to revolutionize the machine design process by enabling you to design more quickly and with higher quality. Mechatronics Concept Designer is an end-to-end solution that enables multidisciplinary collaboration, reuse of existing knowledge, shorter time-to-market, and better decision-making from concept to product evaluation.

Mechatronic Concept Design is comprised of powerful features that enable you to create a customized solution. Read more about these features below.

Approach to Integrated System Engineering

Integrated System Engineering Approach

Using systems engineering principles, you can follow a customer’s requirements all the way to a finished design. A functional model provides a common language for mechanical, electrical, and automation disciplines to collaborate in parallel, allowing you to deliver designs faster and with fewer integration issues later in the design process.

Open Interfaces to Other Tools

Mechatronics Concept Designer output can be used directly by multiple disciplines to continue refining designs without the need to re-master the data.

  • NX concept models can be used by mechanical designers for detailed design.
  • Model data can be used by electrical designers to select sensors and actuators.
  • Model cams and operation sequence information can be used by automation designers for software development.
Designer of Mechatronics
Capability for Physics-Based Simulation

Physics-Based Simulation Capability

The modelling and simulation tools in Mechatronics Concept Designer are simple to use, allowing you to quickly create and validate alternative design concepts early in the development cycle. Unlike a model-based tool, MCD allows you to validate that it works as well as see how it looks. While model-centric tools show you the geometry and let you model the parts, we go a step further and let you validate that your product works before you build it. The re-use library, which allows you to quickly add data to the functional model, enables this validation. This information includes each component’s joints, motion, sensors, actuators, collision behaviour, and other kinematic and dynamic properties. This enables a physics-based, interactive simulation to be used to validate machine operation. This verification assists you in detecting and correcting errors in the digital model.

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