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Communication between Altium Designer and Solidworks

Question asked by 1-UT9CZQ on Dec 1, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2010 by Jerry Steiger



We have the following situation:
We want to use Altium Designer to design PCBs, Solidworks is our MCAD Tool.


Our approach is:
1. Create the empty raw board in Solidworks
2. Place the mechanical relevant parts (Connectors, LEDs, ...) also in SolidWorks.
3. Export via STEP to Altium Designer
4. Create PCB there
5. Export finished PCB back to SoWo for a final interference check.


My Problem:  How can I create (with Altium Designer) a connection between the mechanical parts I place on the board and the corresponding components on the schematic?


Or: Is there a different approach for pre-placement of mechanical parts with SoWo?


Thank you