Supporting your need to work with design files in other formats and with other tools, Altium Designer provides an exporter to export your PCB layouts to the Ansoft™ Neutral file format.
Altium Designer's Ansoft Exporter exports into version 4.0 Ansoft/ANSYS Neutral file format.
The Ansoft Exporter can be installed alongside all other importers and exporters as part of initial installation of Altium Designer. Simply ensure that the Ansoft option - part of the Importers\Exporters functionality set - is enabled, on the Select Design Functionality page of the Altium Designer Installer.
If support has not already been added during initial installation of the software, it can be added from the Configure Platform page, when managing the extensions and updates for your installation through the Extensions & Updates view (click on the control at the top-right of the workspace and choose Extensions and Updates from the menu):
To access this feature, simply choose the File » Export » Ansoft Neutral command from the PCB Editor's main menus. In the Export File dialog that appears, specify where, and under what name, the file is to be stored. By default the file will be named using the PCB document name, and stored in the same folder as the parent project.
With name and location specified as required, click Save. The Ansoft Export dialog will appear - configure further options relating to component naming, then click OK to proceed with the export. Once the export has completed, an Information dialog will appear to confirm - simply click OK in this dialog.
With your PCB design exported, you can then import the design into the required Ansoft/ANSYS tool. These include:
All appropriate Altium Designer PCB layers and objects are exported to the file, with the following exceptions:
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