cant open EMN files. im getting a "proccessing" message but its not opening. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?
Is it really busy processing that file or is it just unresponsive?
If you go into task manager and see the CPU graphs busily undulating, then I would suspect the IDF file is corrupted or from an incompatible version-or maybe it's just really big. If you're importing IDF4 with traces, that'll dog your system for a while. So if letting it chug for half an hour isn't getting your results, I'd talk to the person who gave you the IDF file and see if they can regenerate it.
If it doesn't look like it doing anything, then I'd check for a hidden dialog. Ever since 64Bit support was introduced for Solidworks, dialogs have been strewn across the desktop namespace. Usually an indication that a dialog is hidden, is that clicking in the SolidWorks window will produce a Windows alert, "Ding!" Try, in the case, cycling your programs or minimizing everything and except the solidworks application and then having Windows arrange the open applications.
Interchange files are problematic because they're effectively an attempt at 4-way communication. You have one interpretation of the interchange standard, your import software has another. The software that wrote the file has another interpretation of it and finally the person that exported the file has yet another interpretation of the standard. It's like trying to set up a three ball comb-shot in billiards.
If neither of those choices works, let us know. It would also be helpful if you included information about the source of the emn file, the program that created it, the version of SolidWorks and the general composition of the board itself.
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