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As PLM Business Director, I meet with companies from different industries daily. It is apparent that all products include electronics nowadays, but the management of electronic CAD data (ECAD) is not as mature as the management of mechanical CAD data (MCAD). In this blog, I will go through my take on why companies, regardless of their industry, should take ECAD data management seriously and include it in their PLM roadmaps.

Today, companies need to document full product definition in an enterprise system like PLM. Enterprise visibility to complete product data helps companies be more efficient, not only in product design but also across the enterprise.