Presentation on theme: "Solid Edge IDF 3D Modeler"— Presentation transcript:
1 Solid Edge IDF 3D Modeler This allows you to add electronics assemblies designed in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) CAD packages to your Solid Edge assembly.It uses the IDF standard which is supported by most PCB CAD packages.
2 How Does it Work? Creates a Solid Edge assembly from IDF files Creates IDF files from a Solid Edge assembly
3 ECAD Packages Supported MentorCadencePadsP-CADProtelORCADVeribestAny that supports IDF
4 When these toolbar buttons are added to Assembly
5 Creating An Assembly from IDF Files Use the Import IDF toolbar buttonThe IDF Import dialog box displays…
17 If no library parts are available, the program automatically creates parts
18 Printed Circuit Board Part Top PartsPrinted Circuit Board PartBottom Parts
19 Creating IDF Files from An Assembly Use the Export IDF toolbar buttonThe IDF Export dialog box displays…
20 Choose target ECAD system Set name of IDF filesChoose target ECAD systemChoose IDF versionChoose IDF units
21 Export uses Part Edge Bar name to create IDF file entries Export searches for Parts by their name in the Edge Bar to get PCB geometryExport uses Part Edge Bar name to create IDF file entriesTo get part geometry, Export uses known feature names in Parts if present, otherwise uses the bounding cube
22 Starting a New PCB Design in Solid Edge Use the New ECAD Assembly toolbar buttonCreates a “template” assembly with all features appropriately named ready for ExportThe user modifies this Assembly as required
23 Features with correct names ready to modify Top and bottom template parts – copy and rename to create more parts
24 Full IDF SupportTop Place OutlinePlace KeepoutBottom Place Outline
25 Solid Edge IDF 3D Modeler Features Supports IDF versions 2 and 3Supports top and bottom placed partsBi-directionalSupplied with electronics parts libraryAutomatically creates parts if no library parts availableFully supports the IDF Specification – route outlines, keep-outs etc.