Machine Design

Import PCB-CAD Databases

AnsoftLinks supports Mentor Graphics PADS Layout.

Users can import thirdparty PCB-CAD databases into Ansoft's electromagnetics software, including HFSS, Q3D Extractor, and SIwave. Users can also define facets for pads and antipads, and export defeatured Ansoft files (.anf) with plane extents. The program runs in Windows and Unix.

Ansoft, 225 West Station Square Dr., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, (412) 261-3200,

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