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Re: About MCAD integration


Well, the full models can be done later,

What I find more important is the full PCB detail (holes, countour, etc..) which it's really used
for MCAD integration :-)

If you do it for IGES (which I think it's a good Idea), please consider to do it like a plugin (3D exporter)
because, this way somebody could come later and do something yet fancier that we thought
about .. :)

Miguel Angel Ajo
http://www.nbee.es (http://www.nbee.es/)
skype: ajoajoajo

On Monday, 6 de May de 2013 at 10:13, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:

> On Mon, May 06, 2013 at 10:06:18AM +0200, Miguel Angel Ajo wrote:
> > anyway I find more useful a full model output (with all shapes) than bounding boxes :)
> Then you *really* have a lot of memory and processor time to handle you
> designs :D (alternatively you don't need complex designs). Boundary models
> are also used for airflow calculation models, BTW. Really there is
> usually (if not ever) no advantage in having a pin-by-pin model of a QFP
> or something (except eye candy, maybe)
> IGES is not 'easy' (it's a little easier maybe, in respect to STEP) but
> at least is a) stable (STEP is not actually finished yet) and b) fully
> and freely documented. The fact that c) is AFAIK still required for some
> goverment work should ensure that it won't go away in a short time...
> -- 
> Lorenzo Marcantonio
> Logos Srl
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