Enhancement Details

Flexible PCB Component Model Names (IDF)

During IDF import, component model search in the PCB library can now be based on ECAD geometry names (as before), part numbers, or a combination of both.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling
Product / Module PTC Creo Elements/Direct Modeling
Version 17.0
Product Functional Area 3D Interfaces
User Interface LocationPCB Filing > IDF Data Adapter > Import
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

The new, customizable naming convention for the IDF interface enables more fine-grained and accurate representation of different component models that have the same footprint geometry. This also leads to more appropriate BOMs.


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PCB Component Names 1
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