One of the main challenges facing Product Designers today is where to start in packaging a new design around a PCB. More often than not you’re left in a position where you have to reverse engineer a 2D layout provided by an Electronics Engineer. While being frustrating, this is time consuming and no guarantee that the components you’re interpreting are the correct size or position when converting to a 3D assembly.
CircuitWorks will allow you to open most 3rd party ECAD software files (IDF, PADS, and ProStep) so to review the PCB design and all components populated both sides. Filter tools allow different layers to be activated or hidden to aid better understanding of the layout.
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