Explains how to convert an ODB++ PCB layout into IDF. The IDF is intended for import into 3D CAD software such as AutoDesk Inventor, Creo, or SolidWorks. We also show how to filter out the drill hole vias but retain the drill holes that define mounting holes. This results in a more compact 3D file.
The conversion program is called NETEX-G and is available from Artwork Conversion Software.