When you first open an IDF board file using the translator, general information about the file being opened displays. The items on the board are summarized so you can import all items or a subset that you select. You can import the data as a new Autodesk Inventor assembly or part file, or place the IDF data as a component in an existing assembly.
Once the data is imported, the board appears with basic board and component geometry information. It includes design constraint information, such as keep in and keep out regions. Assigned component colors provide a visually correct representation of the PCB. The browser and BOM are updated with the IDF data.