idf file import

Discussion in 'SolidWorks' started by bb, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. bb

    bb Guest

    Hi All,

    Does anybody have any experience importing large idf files from
    Allegro/Cadence into Solidworks?

    I'm trying to import a idf file with 7500 parts with no success. The
    systems runs out of memory each time. Is there any setting or
    options I can change.

    Any help is appreciated.

    bb, Sep 20, 2005
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    jimw Guest

    We have been using CircuitWorks (so this may not apply) and have seen
    the same "out of memory" problem. Try filtering via size (only vias
    larger than, say, .025). Likewise try filtering component size
    (taller than .060). This has worked for us. My Allegro guys have also
    come up with a workaround that allow them to strip out the ground nets
    (a huge reduction in the number of vias) so only the "hot" vias come
    Jim W.
    jimw, Oct 1, 2005
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