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IDF export to CATIA - and other MCAD software

Question asked by kbak on Aug 14, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2013 by damirs



Anyone else using CATIA for MCAD?


We are having problems when importing an IDF file from PADS into CATIA.

We are getting lots of these messages: "A component with the same Part Number and a different Package Number has been detected and imported before this one. This configuration is not supported."

We found out that this happens if a part type is using different PCB-Decals in the same design.

For example if a 7805 part is using a 'TO220_Vert' decal in one place and a 'TO220_Horz' in another place on the same board.

Anyone found a solution/workaround for this?


Can other MCAD software handle this.

Such as ProEngineer or SolidWorks?



Klaus Bak