PackageWright enables ECAD-MCAD library interoperability through automated synchronization of ECAD library footprints and repository package models.
Sophisticated searching and matching routines automatically identify packages with compatible contact areas from the repository and synchronize coordinate systems between the footprint and the package model.
The resulting database of synchronized models is maintained by PackageWright to enable component mapping and substitution during ECAD-MCAD data exchange.
This capability is demonstrated within the Pro/ENGINEER platform through the PackageWright IDF import plug-in. By communicating directly with the on-line PackageWright database detailed package models are automatically substituted for standard IDF extrusions during IDF import.