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Enhance IDF import / develop export / support PADS-ASCII

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by alois.spiess on ‎07-10-2013 02:43 AM



it would be helpful, if Inventor could import IDF and automatic exchange simple models through detailed Inventor Parts and export IDF-Files, e.g.  to ECAD-Systems like PADS. An inport and export of PADS-ASCII would also be useful, as PADS is widespread.


The integration ECAD to MCAD progresses (e-mobility, ...) and the complexity increases.

Less ECAD-Systems could handle STEP but almost all could export and import IDF.


SWX has CircuitWorks, which manage IDF bidirectional, automatic exchange simple models through detailed Parts and handle PADS-ASCII, too.


It's time, that Inventor is also capable to work with IDF / PADS-ASCII as previously described.



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