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SolidWorks IDF 3D Modeler. This allows you to add electronics assemblies designed in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) CAD packages to your SolidWorks assembly. It uses the IDF standard which is supported by most PCB CAD packages. Creates a SolidWorks assembly from IDF files

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SolidWorks IDF 3D Modeler

This allows you to add electronics assemblies designed in Printed Circuit Board (PCB) CAD packages to your SolidWorks assembly.

It uses the IDF standard which is supported by most PCB CAD packages.


Creates a SolidWorks assembly from IDF files

Creates IDF files from a SolidWorks assembly

How Does it Work?


When this product is installed, these items are added to the SolidWorks File menu


Creating An Assembly from IDFFiles

  • Use the Import IDF command in the File menu

  • The IDF Import dialog box displays…


IDF Board File

IDF Library File

Assembly Directory


Directory for SolidWorks parts

Review IDF part heights

Color settings for auto created parts


Part for PCB is automatically created

Parts from Library


Non Plated Holes

Configuration showing PCB without Parts

Plated Holes


If no library parts are available, the program automatically creates parts


Top Parts

Printed Circuit Board Part

Bottom Parts


Creating IDF Files from An Assembly

  • Use the Export IDF command in the File menu

  • The IDF Export dialog box displays…


Set name of IDF files

Choose target ECAD system

Choose IDF version

Choose IDF units


Export searches for features by name to get PCB geometry

Export uses Part feature name to create IDF file entries

To get part geometry, Export uses known feature names in Parts if present, otherwise uses the bounding cube


Starting a New PCB Assembly in SolidWorks

  • Use the New ECAD Assembly command in the File menu

  • Creates a “template” assembly with all features appropriately named ready for Export

  • The user modifies this assembly as required


Features with correct names ready to modify

Top and bottom template parts – copy and rename to create more parts


SolidWorks IDF 3D Modeler Features

  • Supports IDF versions 2 and 3

  • Supports top and bottom placed parts

  • Bi-directional

  • Supplied with electronics parts library

  • Automatically creates parts if no library parts available

  • Fully supports the IDF Specification – route outlines, keep-outs etc.

  • For more information: www.desktop-eda.com.au


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