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Re: Future of 3D models in KiCAD


2012/5/28 Lorenzo Marcantonio <l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> 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:(((
I agree, STEP or STL are the right ones for MCAD integration.

About STEP complications, FreeCAD can export to STEP, and FreeCAD is GPL,
so probably
if well written, some pieces could be reused.

> > 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...)

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> Lorenzo Marcantonio
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