IDF Modeler allows you to create an assembly in Alibre (alias Geomagic Design) starting from an electronic printed circuit saved as IDF.
IDF is an interchange standard supported by most PCB design tools such as Altium, Mentor, Cadence, ORCAD, PADS, PCAD, PROTEL, etc.; the conversion to a solid model, useful for mechanical design, is much more effective through IDF than using DXF or other formats, making possible to integrate the electronic design in the overall project.
Electronic and mechanical engineers can therefore work in the same assembly, checking tolerances and production issues, and later the same assembly can also be used for photorealistic rendering and finite element analysis as well, including dynamic and thermal solutions.
Video modulator with EMC shield and MCX connectors by Bjorn Stevning Hole, Nogito As:
this full Geomagic assembly, together with relevant IDF files, is available in the gallery.
Click here for the full rendering image made with Geomagic Design.
Thanks to this plug-in made by Desktop EDA (brochure available here), it is possible to import IDF data into Geomagic (or Alibre). IDF files can be created by most electronics design products. The price for the Geomagic IDF Modeler is only 499 Euro in Europe, 550 USD elsewhere. The purchase price includes 12 months support, which includes e-mail support and software upgrades. After 12 months, support is optional and can be purchased for 90 Euro.
Latest version of IDF Modeler for Alibre is 3.2.2 of April 2020. Alibre requires the user to start the Addon from an open document - when then remains open, so the user doesn't see much until the assembly is created.
After installation, check for the demo option to start. Otherwise, invoke the About command and the user is prompted to Browse to the license file to be requested to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Geomagic IDF Modeler is updated with the last versions of Altium, Mentor, Cadence, ORCAD, PADS, PCAD e PROTEL and checked against the IDF standard.
The IDF files (such as, the printed circuit files *.EMN and the components libraries *.EMP) produced in the electronic design are therefore imported in Geomagic Design and automatically used for:
- modeling single Geomagic part files for every electronic component described in the IDF file
- assembling of all components in the printed board to generate the relevant Geomagic assembly file
- set up of final configuration
- 2D drawing with associative parts and BOM
- biunivocal connection with KeyShot for photorealistic renderings
- export to 3D PDF
- possibility of fem analysis (dynamics, thermal, etc.) with other Geomagic add-ons (FemDesigner, SimWise, etc.)
Please call Lista Studio in Italy for additional info from 8:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 18:30 at +39,0445,382056 or write to email@example.com.