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vol 65 / June, 2022
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DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2017-60-1-63-67

UDC 004.9

INTEGRATION OF CAD ALTIUM DESIGNER FOR ELECTRONICS AND MCAD AUTODESK INVENTOR

E. B. Romanova
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; Associate professor


R. V. Kuznetsov
ITMO University; Department of Computer System Design and Security; Student


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Abstract. Features of computer-aided design systems (CAD) for electronics and mechanical engineering Altium Designer and Autodesk Inventor, using the IDF intermediate data format, are discussed. Organization of the CAD systems collaboration, with one of the basic requirements of duplex data transfer is considered. For example, import and export of printed circuit board project is performed in two ways: via standard functions of both systems and with the use of integrating plug-in IDF Modeler. Results of comparative analysis of two methods using IDF format are presented. Comparison is also carried out of IDF and Step formats, advantages and shortcomings of the formats are analyzed. The proposed methods are said to be applicable for printed circuit board design in Altium Designer and in subsequent development of mechanical component of the electronic device in Autodesk Inventor.
Keywords: integration, computer-aided design system, printed circuit board, Altium Designer, Autodesk Inventor

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