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1) Importing an IDF file with CircuitWorks. CircuitWorks adds a Menu and Toolbar into SolidWorks.

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1 1) Importing an IDF file with CircuitWorks

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3 CircuitWorks adds a Menu and Toolbar into SolidWorks

4 CircuitWorks Menu CircuitWorks adds a Menu and Toolbar into SolidWorks

5 CircuitWorks Menu CircuitWorks Toolbar

6 To process an IDF or PADS file, click the Open IDF File icon or select Open IDF File… from the menu

7 To process an IDF or PADS file, click the Open IDF File icon or select Open IDF File… from the menu Open IDF File icon

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9 CircuitWorks will start, briefly displaying licence and version information

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11 Browse to an IDF or PADS file and click open to continue

12 CircuitWorks Import Wizard guides the user through importing an IDF file. The first stage is to select board cut-outs

13 CircuitWorks shows a preview of the board and its cut-outs CircuitWorks Import Wizard guides the user through importing an IDF file. The first stage is to select board cut-outs

14 CircuitWorks Import Wizard guides the user through importing an IDF file. The first stage is to select board cut-outs Un-checking the boxes removes the cut-outs. Checking the boxes adds the cut-outs as required

15 CircuitWorks Import Wizard guides the user through importing an IDF file. The first stage is to select board cut-outs These controls allow the user to zoom in or out of the preview image

16 When the cut-outs have been selected, clicking Next continues to the next stage of the Import Wizard

17 The next stage shows how many non-plated holes there are in the IDF file

18 The total number of non-plated holes found is shown here The next stage shows how many non-plated holes there are in the IDF file

19 The total number of non-plated holes found is shown here Holes in the IDF file are either associated with the board or with the components The next stage shows how many non-plated holes there are in the IDF file

20 Holes in the IDF file are either associated with the board or with the components Checking this option creates the non-plated holes associated with the board The next stage shows how many non-plated holes there are in the IDF file

21 Holes in the IDF file are either associated with the board or with the components Checking this option creates the non-plated holes associated with the components on the board

22 CircuitWorks displays the minimum and maximum diameters found for each hole type

23 By checking this option and editing the size range. CircuitWorks can be configured to only create board non-plated holes within a certain range of diameters

24 In the same way, this option configures CircuitWorks to only create component non-plated holes within the specified range of diameters

25 Checking this option will only include non-plated holes in the SolidWorks assembly that are associated with certain components

26 The user can select which components holes in include in the assembly from the pull-down list

27 In this example, only the non-plated holes associated with components PL7 and TR8 will be added to the board part in SolidWorks

28 When the non-plated hole options have been set, clicking Next continues to the next stage

29 The next stage of the Wizard shows how many plated holes are in the IDF file

30 The next stage of the Wizard shows how many plated holes are in the IDF file Plated holes are the conductive holes in the board which can be associated either with the board or the components

31 The next stage of the Wizard shows how many plated holes are in the IDF file 392 Plated holes found in the IDF file

32 The next stage of the Wizard shows how many plated holes are in the IDF file 392 Plated holes found in the IDF file None of the holes are associated with the board

33 The next stage of the Wizard shows how many plated holes are in the IDF file All 392 holes are associated with the components on the board None of the holes are associated with the board

34 All 392 holes are associated with the components on the board Plated holes can be filtered by size or component in the same way as the non-plated holes in the previous stage

35 When the plated hole options have been set, clicking Next continues to the next stage

36 The Component Heights page of the Import Wizard allows the user to edit the heights of the components in the IDF file if required

37 Green icons indicate components in the IDF file with a non-zero height The Component Heights page of the Import Wizard allows the user to edit the heights of the components in the IDF file if required

38 Red icons indicate components in the IDF file with zero height The Component Heights page of the Import Wizard allows the user to edit the heights of the components in the IDF file if required

39 Expanding the icon shows the current height and units. Here the component height is 0 Thou

40 A new height can be defined for the component: 30 Thou in this example.

41 Display options allow the user to view the components by name or part number

42 Powerful search controls allow the user to locate a particular component easily

43 When any heights have be changed as required, clicking Next continues to the next stage of the Import Wizard

44 The Component Filters page of the Import Wizard allows the user to set criteria to include or exclude components from the final SolidWorks assembly

45 The Component Filters page of the Import Wizard allows the user to set criteria to include or exclude components from the final SolidWorks assembly Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways

46 The Component Filters page of the Import Wizard allows the user to set criteria to include or exclude components from the final SolidWorks assembly Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways Components can be filtered by their name

47 The Component Filters page of the Import Wizard allows the user to set criteria to include or exclude components from the final SolidWorks assembly Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways Components can be filtered by their name

48 Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways The Component Filters page of the Import Wizard allows the user to set criteria to include or exclude components from the final SolidWorks assembly Lists of components to include or exclude in the SolidWorks assembly can be added with full support for wildcard characters

49 Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways The Component Filters page of the Import Wizard allows the user to set criteria to include or exclude components from the final SolidWorks assembly Commonly used filter settings can be saved to be used again in future

50 Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways Components can also be filtered from the assembly by their height

51 Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways Components can also be filtered from the assembly by their height

52 Components can be Filtered out of the SolidWorks assembly in a number of ways Components can be filtered by the side of the board they are on

53 When any filters have been set as required, clicking Next continues to the next stage of the Import Wizard

54 CircuitWorks is now ready to start building the board in SolidWorks. The dialog lists summary information about the IDF file, such as its source and creation date

55 CircuitWorks is now ready to start building the board in SolidWorks. The dialog lists summary information about the IDF file, such as its source and creation date Click Build to start the build process

56 CircuitWorks will now build the board model in SolidWorks adding features for the different hole types if required

57 CircuitWorks will now build the board model in SolidWorks adding features for the different hole types if required A progress bar indicates how far CircuitWorks is through the build process

58 The user can stop the build process at any time. CircuitWorks can even continue processing an incomplete board from when it was interrupted

59 CircuitWorks prompts the user when board processing is complete. The user can view the information generated during the build process

60 CircuitWorks prompts the user when board processing is complete. The user can view the information generated during the build process Icons indicate CircuitWorks progress adding components to the board

61 Clicking OK closes the window

62 CircuitWorks has created an assembly of the board and components in SolidWorks

63 CircuitWorks has created an assembly of the board and components in SolidWorks Any components not already existing in CircuitWorks component library have been created and named automatically

64 For more information or to download an evaluation copy of CircuitWorks, visit www.circuitworks.net or email info@circuitworks.net www.circuitworks.net


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