How could i modify the IDF files. 99% of my components are 90 degree OFF when I load it in the CircuitWorks ? I have to manual rotate the components on each circuit, or modify the file *.emn. thx
Please look at your circuitworks options:
On the "Models" tap you can change the Orientation of the components
Circuitworks-> CiruitWorks Options-> Models -> Orientation
I tried it, but it does not work. the blocks are correct, when i replace with my components - I found out all the components are off a little bit, and 80% components are 90 degree off. i will read the IDF Specification.pdf from PADS to find my errors.
to downlow the IDF Specification.pdf FROM PADS:
HELP | INTERFACE SPECIFICATION | IDF Specification.pdf
You say that all the components are a liitle bit off.
Have you checked if the starting point of the coordination systems of Solidworks and Pads are the same?
For example with a connector, ECAD chooses often a pin1 as startpoint (0,0) and MCAD chooses the outside line of the connector as startpoint. So check if the shape in ECAD has the same orientstion as 3D model in MCAD.
You can also make some offsets in the component library (x,y,z and rotation) of circuitworks
I'm only guessing now because we don't use pads. but I hade these problems with our ECAD.
Sorry, that from the offset an rotation you already know.
Oop! Do you know how to reset startpoint (0,0) to pin 1. all mine are centerpoint of components.
You can use the offset functions (X,Y and Z offzet) in de circuitworks component library.
See my picture in my last post. You set some offset and save it. when recalling the component the offset will be done automaticly
Other solutions is to place a User-Defined Coordinatesystem for component orientation.
This is a new coordinate system with the name CWX and will be reconized by circuitworks.
Please look in the help file for CWX.
I hope it will work now for you.
I will spend my this Weekend at work to found out my problem, thanks for your help!
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