File Extension Management
During Import

This task explains what  the different file extensions managed during import are.

CATIA - Circuit Board Design works with IDF 2.0  and IDF 3.0 files.
According to the application used to generate the file, the extension will be different.

Three extensions are now recognized:

  • .idf: the general format
  • .brd: the Mentor Graphics specific format
  • .bdf: the Allegro specific format

Two unit systems can be read with CATIA:

  • MM: millimeters
  • THOU: 1/1000 of inch