ECAD Import Module Updates

For users of the ECAD Import Module, COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.3 includes a new tutorial to demonstrate how to prepare an imported geometry for meshing and physics definition.

New Tutorial Model: Importing and Meshing of a PCB Geometry from an ODB++® Archive

Learn how to import data from an ODB++® archive to generate a geometry of a printed circuit board (PCB). The instructions detail how to find and remove small details from the geometry, create a mesh, and use automatically generated selections to define physics and mesh settings.

The geometry of a printed circuit board, courtesy of Hypertherm, Inc. The imported copper and dielectric layers of the PCB featured in this tutorial. The file is provided courtesy of Hypertherm, Inc., Hanover, NH, USA. The imported copper and dielectric layers of the PCB featured in this tutorial. The file is provided courtesy of Hypertherm, Inc., Hanover, NH, USA.

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ECAD_Import_Module/Tutorials/pcb_import

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