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IDF Import Options

You can set import options when you import Intermediate Data Format (IDF) circuit board files with CircuitWorks Lite.

To set IDF import options:

  1. Click Open or File, Open.

  2. In the dialog box, set Files of type to IDF (*.emn,*.brd,*.bdf,*.idb), then click Options.

    The Import Options dialog box appears with IDF selected on the File Format tab.

  3. Select from the following options:

  • Add board drilled holes. If holes have been drilled in the circuit board, the holes appear in the SolidWorks part.

  • Reverse underside components. In cases where import data causes the components to be rotated incorrectly, selecting this option compensates for the misplacement and allows proper location of the component features.

  1. Click OK to return to the Open dialog box.

  2. Select the file to open, then click Open to import the file as a SolidWorks document.




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