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Re: Future of 3D models in KiCAD


On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 08:55:47AM -0400, Bill Morris wrote:
> AMF, Collada and STL might also be a good options but STEP is a
> preferred/acceptable format for 3D models of components.

Collada is mostly for games... CADs usually work from STL or (better)
STEP. STL is *very* limited while STEP is not exactly public (pay for
specs); also STEP is *very* complicated:(((

> However you may also want to look at IDF for the actual board.

IDF seems the way to go *but* there are few package which actually
import it (IIRC only very-high-end stuff...)

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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