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    pads export idf

    Hi Folks,

    Can anyone guide me in taking 3d image of a layout design from pads 2004?

    Help me to proceed on this issue......


    Advance thanx.


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    pcb 3d image

    well, try dxf out. You can try import it & view in mechanical softwares like PRO-E or solid works.

    Good Luck.



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    mentor pads idf

    from pads layout export to idf, then import into solidworks



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    Re: 3d image of a pcb from pads

    1. export DXF file format

    2. Use one of the following softwares:
    A. AutoCad
    B. Solid Works
    C. 3DsMAX

    In general all 3d softwares out there use a DXF File format.

    the question is which 3D software is easy and fast to use



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    3d image of a pcb from pads

    I don't use Pads, so I don't know the answer to this. Does the exported DXF file contain Z-Axis data? I export DXF out of Mentor Expedition all of the time, but I have only looked at the files in AutoCad LT, which is only 2-D

    If Pads can export IDF and you have a tool that supports it (Pro-E, Solid Works), that would be the best solution.



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