Enclosure design is the process of creating a package that will support and protect enclosed circuitry. Electronic enclosures are used in almost all industries, such as aerospace, automotive, naval, computer, toy, etc. Many designers use computer aided design (CAD) packages to aid them in creating these enclosures. Enclosure creation involves a working knowledge of the physics behind electrical and mechanical systems. Each of these engineering disciplines has separate CAD packages with their own set of rules, programming language, and interfaces. This creates a barrier for communication flow between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD). The purpose of this thesis is to overcome the communication barrier by effectively transferring the knowledge contained in the ECAD package to the MCAD package, and use this information to aid in the electronic enclosure design process.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wilcox, Adam C., "ECAD to MCAD Interoperability for Automated Enclosure Design" (2008). All Theses and Dissertations. 1651.
ECAD, MCAD, CAD, PCB, Enclosure Design, Design Automation