Pcad data to populate Solid Model

I remember at the first What's New presentation they showed us how we
could populate a PCB with the components by using Pcad files/data.
But now I can't see to locate this feature/option. Anybody know where
to find this or how to do it?
As I recall having tried it after the presentation it didn't work but
it was only a Beta version then.
Thanks
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Navy Diver
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You need to export the PCB layout to IDF format. These have several extensions depending on what board layout package they came from, *.EMN;*.BRD;*.BDF;*.IDB.
Also the component libraries have to contain a "Z" (thickness) value. It may be that Pcad does this by default, don't know. With Protel, we had to edit the libraries and add the value.
SW will read these IDF files and constuct a 3D PCB automatically.
Regards
Mark
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MM

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