11 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2013 5:10 AM by damirs

    IDF export to CATIA - and other MCAD software




      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