MCAD ECAD Import and Boundary Conditions Using Icepak in Ansys Electronics Desktop — Lesson 2

Defining the model geometry appropriately plays a key role in achieving the required level of efficiency in any simulation. To make this process easier, Ansys tools facilitate importation of CAD models to perform the simulation analysis as desired. AEDT Icepak supports various formats for these CAD models. After importing CAD models, it is necessary to apply specific boundary conditions to the model for the simulation to be smoother, faster and more efficient.

This lesson consists of three lectures and one workshop.

Lecture 1

This lecture covers the theoretical aspects of importing the mechanical CAD files into AEDT Icepak. It also discusses various file formats that are supported and how to import classic Icepak files into AEDT Icepak.

Lecture 2

This lecture covers the IDF import option in AEDT Icepak. It also covers PCB modeling options in AEDT Icepak, like simple PCB models, PCB 3D components and explicit modeling.

Lecture 3

This lecture covers the theoretical aspects of flow and thermal boundary conditions in AEDT Icepak. It discusses openings, grilles, resistance and fan types under flow boundary conditions and block, network, plate, source, wall and EM loss types under thermal boundary conditions.


This workshop covers the simulation aspects of setting up a model in AEDT Icepak and analyzing it. The outline for this workshop is as follows:
Importing MCAD geometry import >> organizing objects >> simplifying CAD geometry >> identifying objects >> imposing boundary conditions.

Simulation Files

Download the accompanying simulation files here.