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ECAD: Simple or Complex?

Choose Your Design Software Wisely

By Leslie Gordon

Depending on the application, you might use a standalone electrical software program when placing components in a panel or designing a wire harness. On the other hand, there are those who swear it's better to use programs that are integrated into computer-aided design (CAD) software—that is, perform electrical design and CAD mechanical design in parallel in an electrical CAD (ECAD) package.

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