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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,
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...)
> Lorenzo Marcantonio
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