Wind Tunnel Race Car Models and Custom Prototype Devices Design
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Have you never been asked to increase work efficiency when designing electronic prototypes? How did you handle your PCB design merging reliability, mechanical integration and short delivery time?
During the design and preparation processes, time is a key factor. It is quite common to receive special requests at the last moment. In order to be able to deliver electronic devices in time the design process, validation, prototyping and testing have to be as quick as possible.
In our experience, we introduced Altium Designer in 2011 to our Wind Tunnel department as an electronic devices design tool.
This choice was a winning one allowing us to react and create new custom devices in a very efficient and quick way.
Starting from what it is needed in a Wind Tunnel in terms of acquisition systems and electronic devices, we will present some practical applications related to specific needs. We will describe how we have approached and managed the requests using Altium Designer.
One other topic is the integration of the mechanical enclosures and the PCB boards designed. Using the 3D Altium Designer CAD tool, we have been able to efficiently integrate the new devices inside the model even with a significant lack of space.
Last but not least, we would like to highlight how important it is to create proper documentation and how much Altium Designer has helped to improve our design efficiency, productivity and output.