- Alibre IDF Modeler
The Alibre IDF Modeler allows you to create an assembly in Alibre Design starting from an electronic printed circuit saved as IDF.
IDF is an interchange standard supported by most PCB design tools such as Altium, Mentor, Cadence, ORCAD, PADS etc.; the conversion to a solid model, useful for mechanical design, is much more effective through IDF than using DXF or other formats, making it possible to integrate the electronic design into the overall project.
Electronic and mechanical engineers can therefore work in the same assembly, checking tolerances and production issues, and later the same assembly can also be used for photorealistic rendering and finite element analysis as well, including dynamic and thermal solutions.