ECAD/MCAD Interfaces

To accelerate model development, ANSYS Icepak imports both electronic CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) data from a variety of sources. ANSYS Icepak software directly supports IDF, MCM, BRD and TCB files that were created using EDA software such as Cadence® Allegro® or Cadence Allegro Package Designer. Additional products — AnsoftLinks and ANSYS Icegrb — enable ANSYS Icepak to import ECAD data from a number EDA packages from Cadence, Zuken®, Sigrity®, Synopsys® and Mentor Graphics®.

ANSYS Icepak directly supports the import of mechanical CAD data from neutral file formats including STEP and IGES files. ANSYS DesignModeler software allows ANSYS Icepak to import geometry from all major mechanical CAD packages through the ANSYS Workbench geometry interfaces. Geometry imported from ECAD and MCAD can be combined into smart objects to efficiently create models of electronic assemblies.

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Electric potential contours on PCB trace imported from ECAD data