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GDSII is used by IC layout designers and also for other very small featured applications such as fluidics, MEMs and sensors. Occasionally, these designers have a need to transfer their layered 2D geometries into a 3D format for either analysis or simulation.

Artwork provides a path to do this as follows:

Open the GDSII in our viewer, Qckvu3.

Using the Extract3D plugin, define your stackup, select a window and export a 3Di file.

Using Artwork's 3DVU program, open the 3Di file and export STEP.

STEP can be read by virtually all 3D mechanical CAD tools and FEA simulators.


Video Tutorials Sample Files 3DiSTEP