How are you using Circuitworks? Is the ME defining the board outline, keepouts, and some major components and then sending it to PCB Layout? What ECAD are you using? How do you handle changes? What do you make sure to include? Do you create a drawing that goes with the CircuitWorks output? We have Circuitworks, but I'm not sure that there is…(Show moreShow less)
Ok Carrie, hope is not too late to response. I will describe my way of workflow. We use Pads for pcb layout, and export the ascii file from Pads, and open it into CW. But, before that, I go through the BOM of the pcb and check out weather we have 3D models of all parts we use in BOM. 3D model origin has to mach with the origin of the decal…
Hi, We use Eagle to generate a .emn and .emp file, then we build the board model in Circuitworks. In Solidworks 2018, prior to SP3, it would build the model quickly. Starting in 2018 SP3, during the "adding components to assembly" step it opens every single instance of every component's .SLDPRT momentarily in a separate window. Thus a board with…(Show moreShow less)
I have Solidworks Premium 2018 and am able to load in the Circuitworks add-in. However; once loaded if I try to load an ECAD file I get the following error: "Solidworks was not found on this computer, so this license of CircuitWorks for SolidWorks will run as CircuitWorks Viewer." I recently upgraded from SW2015 so I assume the issue is…(Show moreShow less)
Has anyone noticed an issue with CircuitWorks since SW2019 SP2 update? Components placed on boards are not following the CWX co-ordinate system or being placed by the origin. The LED's should be on the opposite side to the connector & resistors. The connector is placed OK but at least two of the R's are in the wrong place. How it's managed that…(Show moreShow less)
Hi Kevin Pymm I have never noticed this type of problem, that you noticed But in future, if I notice this type of problem, then I will contact Expert Electricians Glen Mills PA# from D & D Electric Enterprises, Inc. They will suggest for better option.
Trying to come up to speed with circuitworks 2018 with IDF 3.0; when defining the board side for a placement keep out, my only options are "top" and "bottom" even though the IDF 3.0 specification allows for the additional option of "both", can someone confirm if circuitworks supports the "both" option or not? Thank you IDF 3.0 Spec. CWX…(Show moreShow less)