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1 SolidWorks 3D Modeler for Altium Designer 6

2 Product Overview Installs into the Altium Designer application Communicates directly with SolidWorks Allows you to create a SolidWorks Assembly from your PCB design Allows you to get board outline, mounting hole and component location data from SolidWorks in to your PCB The SolidWorks Assembly can include pads, tracks, silkscreen and polygons New PCB Tools feature allows you to start a design in SolidWorks

3 Installs inside Altium Designer Toolbar is added Sub-menu is added to the File menu

4 Other sub-menus Tools Menu Help Menu

5 Product Toolbar Export to SolidWorks Update Board Outline from SolidWorks Synch. PCB Parts with Sw Parts Synch Sw Parts with PCB Parts Height Editor Preferences SolidWorks Configurations

6 PCB Set up requirements Board Outline – Use Board Shape (if no “cut outs”) – Otherwise, define on a mechanical layer – Cut outs are defined by enclosed shapes within the board outline on the same mechanical layer Mounting holes are defined by placing pads with a pre-defined designator prefix. Component heights are entered using the Height Editor (needed if there is no SolidWorks part)

7 Board Outline Board Outline is defined by an enclosed shape on a mechanical layer or you can use the Board Shape Cut outs are defined by enclosed shapes on the outline mechanical layer

8 Mounting Holes Pad with a special designator prefix defines a mounting hole eg MH2 Pad Designator

9 Height Editor List of Footprints with Heights Option to list heights by Designator or Footprint Option to save heights to an ASCII file for re-use on other designs

10 Preferences dialog box Set Mech. Layer for Board Outline Path to search for Sw Parts Directory for Assembly Set color of created parts Set up Footprint Part Cross Reference file Rule Support Option “Whats This” Help

11 Creating a SolidWorks Assembly Choose this toolbar button to create an Assembly

12 Assembly with User Defined Parts Mounting Holes Parts from the SolidWorks Parts library PCB Designators in Feature Tree

13 Assembly with Auto Created Parts Automatically created parts using height and geometry from the PCB

14 Make Changes in SolidWorks Change to board outline Part moved Mounting Hole moved

15 Import Changes to the PCB Board shape updated Component moved Mounting Hole moved

16 SolidWorks Parts Included

17 Advanced features Model Pads, Tracks, Overlays and Polygons in SolidWorks Model all holes in SolidWorks including plating Model Height Rules in SolidWorks Automatically set configurations in SolidWorks Bi-directional live updating between PCB and SolidWorks Load Parts with BOM data from the Schematic to enable a BOM to be added to a Drawing

18 Tracks and Silkscreens in SolidWorks

19 Modeling Pads and Holes Plated Hole Non Plated Hole Pad Track Silkscreen Silkscreen Text

20 Rules in PCB Room for Height Rule Region as Keepout

21 Rules in SolidWorks Boss Extrude representing Height Rule Feature representing Keepout area

22 Add a BOM to Table to a Drawing Check to enable this feature Press this button to display a list of Sch Parameters Select parameter to add to BOM

23 BOM Table is Automatically created

24 SolidWorks Configurations Assembly ConfigurationsPCB Part Configurations

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27 PCB Tools Installs into the SolidWorks Application Menus added to Assembly and Part Allows you to create a PCB assembly in SolidWorks and then tag the features as PCB features ready for Import to Altium Designer. Use the New from Assembly command in Altium Designer to create the PCB.

28 PCB Tools menus in SolidWorks Sub-menu added to the Tools menu Assembly Part

29 Visit Request a demo with all the product features available for 15 days Demo has a Getting Started Guide Download eDrawing Assembly examples View our picture gallery On-line ordering


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