Electrical Design > ECAD > Importing ECAD Databases > To Import a Panel Outline
To Import a Panel Outline
Only IDF 3.0 supports panel import.
1. Click File > Open. The File Open dialog box opens.
2. Select an ECAD package from the Type list.
3. Select the ECAD panel file that you want to import from the list of available files and click Import. The Import New Model dialog box opens. Under Type, the Part check box is selected by default.
4. Accept the default name or type a name for the new part in the File Name box.
5. Click OK. The ECAD Input – Board dialog box opens. The Import List shows only one part, that is, the panel.
6. Click Edit outline in Sketcher to edit the board in Sketcher. You are returned to ECAD from the Sketcher mode when you complete modifying the board outline.
7. Clear the Use Default Template check box to select a template from available templates. This check box is selected by default. A new part is created in which the board is imported as the first part. If you reference a panel file, the panel is imported as the first part.
You can set the template using the template_ecadpart configuration option.
8. If required, click Open Log Window for more information on the import operation.
9. Click OK. The panel is imported and converted to a Creo Parametric part.
A coordinate system is created at the ECAD_DEFAULT origin.
The z-axis direction is bottom to top.
Use the ecad_board_csys_def_name configuration option to specify a default name for the coordinate system of the board.