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PADS Layout ASCII import question

Question asked by Chris Leon on Apr 24, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2013 by John Wagstaff

I am familiar now with importing my PCB with IDF 3.0 but the limitations of the format prevent me from gaining the most out of converting the PCB to Solidworks in the first place.

 

The IDF 4.0 format supports exporting the copper trace/pour data from the PCB but Mentor Graphics' PADS does not support the IDF 4.0 format. CircuitWorks can, however, import PADS ascii files. Is there any way for circuitworks to extract the trace/copper data from the ascii file or am I stuck with just components/holes/pads?

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