Catia Electro-Mechanical PCB
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With CATIA Electro-Mechanical Circuit Board Design the data of a circuit board can be used as a 3D model in the mechanical context. Via IDF 2.0 or IDF 3.0 the data are imported from all common eCAD systems and a digital 3D mock up of the board is created. The so imported circuit board can be used for collision analysis in the mechanical context. With this Catia module also individual elements can be sent to the eCAD Tools again, such as the board outlines, keep-out areas, height restrictions and restricted areas.
To assign the different coordinate systems for placed components or plug, mapping tables can be created in .csv format.
If the design in an ENOVIA PLM environment will be completed, the 3D component management can be done in a central library. This simplifies maintenance of the data used by the revision control, approval processes and division of responsibilities between various departments. Components can be placed directly from the library or by IDF import in Catia.