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ECAD Module is NOT backward compatible with the old EMN standard! Please let them export EMN files

ECAD Module is NOT backward compatible with the old EMN standard! Please let them export EMN files

We are trying to move towards the new ECAD Module to follow the IDX standard. However, some of our suppliers and other teams still require the older IDF standard with EMN files (because their tools can't import the IDX standard). According to the below article, this newer (more advanced module) can not export EMN files that a regular assembly can do. How can this not be backwards compatible? Now we have to be limited by the regular assembly just because the advanced one can't do EMN files? Please 'FIX'! (not enhance, but FIX).

Ticket - 15698365

Article - https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS264039

 

@msharma @EyalChaki 

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JuergenLanzendo
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Totally agree to that.

Have been astonished as I figured out that it is not possible to even create an IDF from ecad assembly.

We have to integrate several suppliers to pass and get information about restricted areas (e. g. for tooling and test adapters). This can't be done with only IDX in current state? IDX is for exchanging data only between mechanical design and electronic design directly. So ex- and import in ECAD assembly has to be possible. IDF files can be edited easily with text editor or by simple programs to add the restricted areas to the master IDF. Electronic design then gets the restricted areas from all of them in one IDF. The next question then arises: How can the result be integrated in IDX data or existing design from that or how can this be managed with IDX (if suppliers are capable of using IDX).

So please, for first step - enable the writing of IDF from ecad assembly