ALinks for EDA Option

ANSYS ALinks for EDA streamlines the transfer of design databases from popular third-party EDA layout tools into ANSYS electromagnetic, thermal and mechanical simulation products. EDA links are available for a number of tools offered by Altium, Cadence, Mentor Graphics, Sigrity and Zuken.

ALinks for EDA is critical for applications in which design automation is necessary to bring together electromagnetic, mechanical and fluid analyses with automated design entry. With ALinks, selected components in your IC, electronic package or printed circuit board design can be automatically translated and converted into ready-to-simulate models, freeing you from time-consuming and error-prone design re-entry.

Geometry Formats

Cadence

 

Allegro

16.0, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 16.5, 16.6

APD

16.0, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 16.5, 16.6

SiP Digital/RF

16.0, 16.1, 16.2, 16.3, 16.5, 16.6

Virtuoso

5.10, 6.14 & 6.15, 16.6 (Linux only)

 

 

Mentor Graphics

 

Expedition

v2005, v2007.1 through EE7.9

Boardstation

8.x (uses HKP design flow)

Boardstation XE

v2007, v2007.1, v2007.2, v2007.3 and v2007.7 (uses HKP design flow)

PADS

PowerPCB v5.2a, v2005 and v2007

 

 

Zuken

 

CR5000

10 and higher (Zuken translator for .anf & .cmp)

CR8000

2013 and higher (Zuken translator for .anf &.cmp)

 

 

ODB++

 

Altium Designer

R10, AD13 & AD14

Mentor Expedition

EE7.9.2 and greater

Mentor PADS

9.4 and greater

Zuken Cadstar

12.1 and greater

Cadence OrCAD

16.3 and greater