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Re: Future of 3D models in KiCAD


----- Original Message -----
> From: Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 10:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Future of 3D models in KiCAD
> On 5/25/2012 9:16 PM, Cirilo Bernardo wrote:
>>  Hi everyone,  I'm looking for some comments from interested parties on 
> some suggestions of mine regarding future directions for 3D models in KiCAD.
> You may want to wait a bit.  A new file format format for Pcbnew is 
> eminent.  I will likely make the initial commit by next weekend.  If all 
> goes well after a few weeks (months?) of testing, it will become the 
> default file format.  You can already look at this new file format by 
> opening an existing board file and "File->Save As" to the Pcbnew 
> s-expression file format.  This should give you a good idea on how to 
> format the information above.  I don't think it would be a good idea to 
> implement this in the old file format and then immediately have it 
> obsoleted.
> Wayne

Thanks Wayne,

 I was feeling a bit lost about what to do, but with your advice and Miguel's suggestions, I'll set up to build from source and wait for those commits. For now I can concentrate on writing some tools which don't depend on the PCB file format, so there's no time lost.

- Cirilo