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How to Generate Surface Extrusions or Features on PCB Using CW and SW?

Question asked by chris thierolf on Aug 9, 2011
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2011 by Peter Nichols

Does anyone know how to generate surface copper thickness for a PCB that was imported to SW through CircuitWorks and PADS? Fro example, I have a multilayer, heavy copper PCB with top and bottom layers comprised of 10oz (0.014") copper in specific areas. Since this copper causes offset issues with mechanical assembly, I want to show the extruded copper regions on top and bottom of the PCB when in SolidWorks. I can recreate the copper pours in SW by sketching the regions on the PCB then extruding to 0.014" but this becomes very tedious. Any suggestions

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