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What Does CircuitWorks Do?. Reads IDF files from ECAD systems Creates an accurate SolidWorks Assembly of the PCB and components The resulting assembly can be edited in SolidWorks IDF files can be saved out of SolidWorks for reuse in the ECAD system. What is IDF?.

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What Does CircuitWorks Do?

  • Reads IDF files from ECAD systems

  • Creates an accurate SolidWorks Assembly of the PCB

  • and components

  • The resulting assembly can be edited in SolidWorks

  • IDF files can be saved out of

  • SolidWorks for reuse

  • in the ECAD system


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What is IDF?

  • Intermediate Data Format

  • Industry standard data exchange format between ECAD systems

  • Supported by most ECAD systems

  • Visit www.intermedius.com for more information


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Allegro

Board Station

CADES-G

Cadvance

CadStar for Windows

CR-5000

Expedition PCB

OrCad Layout

PADS PowerPCB

P-CAD PCB

Pantheon

Supermax E-CAD

THEDA AUTOBOARD

Visula

Who Uses IDF?

The following ECAD packages produce IDF output, either directly or via a ThirdParty translator:


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Why use CircuitWorks?

  • To obtain an accurate assembly for collision detection and minimum envelope size to develop enclosures for PCBs

  • To produce complex PCB outlines for the ECAD system

  • Thermal Analysis in SolidWorks

  • Allows electrical and mechanical engineers to collaborate more closely on design projects


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Features

  • Support for IDF 2.0, 3.0 and PADS files

  • Works completely inside SolidWorks

  • Easy to use wizard based interface

  • Fully bi-directional

  • Supports board cut-outs and drilled holes

  • Fully supports part configurations

  • Supports custom properties for linking to PDM or SolidWorks Bills of Materials


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Features

  • Supports all IDF objects :-

    • Place keepouts and outlines

    • Route keepouts and outlines

    • Via keepouts

    • Place regions

  • Can use a pre-built component library or can generate library parts dynamically based on the footprint received from the ECAD package


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CircuitWorks in SolidWorks 2005

CircuitWorks Xpress is included with SolidWorks 2005:

  • Produces a part from scratch each time, not an assembly

  • Import only - no ability to save as IDF

  • No tools, such as annotation, locate component or show changes

  • No filtering of any type

  • Mechanical holes only

  • No Library

  • The full version of CircuitWorks 7 can analyse and Export the Part files produced by CircuitWorks Xpress in SolidWorks 2005


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Test Drive CircuitWorks and see for yourself

CircuitWorks Xpress is included with SolidWorks 2005

– just open an IDF file in SolidWorks.

To try the full version of CircuitWorks free for 15 days, download it from:

www.circuitworks.net

For further details contact your SolidWorks VAR or email:

[email protected]