IDF import

IDF import

Mac OS, English

Jerome Briot
Import Intermediate Data Format (IDF) file content in Fusion 360

General Usage Instructions

After installing the add-in, select "Import Idf" under the INSERT menu.

Specify input parameters and click OK. You will be prompted to select an board file (mandatory) and a library file (facultative). Once finished, you will get the geometry with components and keepout sections.

Supported files combinations are: .emn/.emp, .brd/.lib, .brd/.pro, .bdf/.ldf, and .idb/.idl.

Input parameters are:

  •     import pcb only: yes/no
  •     holes to create: component pin, conductive via, mounting purpose, tooling purpose, other
  •     PCB color: green, red, black, blue, white, yellow, violet
  •     component color: all grey or according to the standard reference designators (see below)
  •     create individual component: yes/no
  •     capture design history: yes/no
  •     anonymize component: yes/no


Standard reference designators supported for component color are: C, CN, CONN, D, F, IC, J, JP, K, L, P, Q, R, RN, RT, RV, U, VR, X, XT, XTAL and Y (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_designator)

Colors can be adjusted by editing the idf.adsklib in the resources/materials folder (use the "MODIFY > Manage material property" menu).

 

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Commands

Installation/Uninstallation

Install:

Double-click the downloaded installer from Autodesk App Store to install the app/plug-in.

 

Uninstall:

You can unload the add-in without uninstalling it by clicking the "Stop" button when the add-in is selected in the list box on the "Add-Ins" tab of the "Scripts and Add-Ins" dialog.

Unchecking "Run on Startup" causes the add-in not to be loaded in future sessions of Autodesk® Fusion 360™.

- Navigate to ./ApplicationsPlugins folder and select the app bundle you want to uninstall

- Either drag the app bundle to the Trash, or right-click and select “Move to Trash”

- Right-click on the Trash-Can and select “Empty Trash”

- If you prefer keystrokes, you can also just select the app bundle and then hit Command+Delete to move the app to Trash, then empty the Trash and the app will be removed.

Additional Information

The add-in supports IDF version 2.0 and 3.0:

https://www.simplifiedsolutionsinc.com/images/idf_v20_spec.pdf
https://www.simplifiedsolutionsinc.com/images/idf_v30_spec.pdf

The add-in doesn't support IDF files that contains panel.

Known Issues

Import process can become slow if:

  • capture design history is set to yes
  • component pin or conductive via are selected in the drilled holes parameters

Contact

Company Name: Jerome Briot
Support Contact: jbtechlab@gmail.com

Author/Company Information

Jerome Briot

Support Information

Email me at jbtechlab@gmail.com with feedback or questions

Write an explicit subject to your email (i.e. "FUSION 360 IDF" + your problem)

Attach sample IDF files if needed for debug.

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.3.0

Fix components misplacement when design history is captured. Fix appearence load from adsklib file when user language is different than English. Support different combinations of file extension: .emn/.emp, .brd/.lib, .brd/.pro, .bdf/.ldf, and .idb/.idl.
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