Software for PCB 3D design
just a quick question.
Which software is used for 3D pcb designs on openhardware.io ? i would like to design some of my own
Kicad has a 3d viewer, where you can view your board design (and export static png / jpg images of your designs).
If you are referring to the "rotatable images" on openhardware.io, then they are made on the fly from gerbers of the project (if they are present)
kicad - thats what i was looking for - thank you
ps. any chance its compatible with eagle libraries ?
Unfortunately not.. However you can find the mysensors kicad repositories here : http://github.com/mysensors-kicad, where we put in some of the special components used in the "core group" projects.. (Mainly maintained by @Anticimex and me)
Since Eagle can create gerbes, wouldn't it be possible to use the same software @hek is using on openhardware?
Eagles cant create 3d view images but gerber files its not a problem
But there is a great plugin which I uses for 3d views... no problemo
I use PCB Stackup to generate SVGs from the gerber files.
The svgs get converted (on the fly) to rasterised images in the browser. I build a model in three.js where I "punch out"/drill holes in the 3d model based on the transparent areas of the rasterised image. I was surprised of the result myself.