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Re: New VRML component models


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> From: Vesa Solonen <vesa.solonen@xxxxxxxx>
> To: kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] New VRML component models
> 31.10.2012 05:13, Cirilo Bernardo kirjoitti:
>>  Hi Folks,
>>  I started a new project on SourceForge to create software for the 
> parametric generation of VRML models.
> Neat! Especially the FreeCAD path you mentioned as many manufacturers publish 
> their 3D-models already. Just in some inconvenient format for us.
>>  Any requests for other models will be welcome. Any comments to improve 
> things will also be welcome.
> Did you know Øyvind Aabling's work [1] on 3D and footprints? The idea is 
> somewhat similar and worth a look.
> I'd suggest subscribing to to kicad-lib-committers [2] list which is even 
> more suited for library related discussion. There is some discussion about 
> overall library facelift and even an open database component library for 
> everyone to use (not just KiCad). Work has been interfering, so my input has 
> been quite minimal lately.
> Best regards,
> -Vesa

Hi Vesa,

  I didn't know about Øyvind's work; thanks for the links.  I think ultimately we have different goals; I am only doing the VRML work to get some exercise creating parametric models and my real goal is to create solid models in FreeCAD to provide  KiCAD users with tools for mechanical integration, so eventually I will abandon the VRML work.  I will keep in touch with the kicad-lib-committers; I think the discussions there are very important since a well-documented naming scheme is essential for handling very large numbers of parts and especially for organizing the collaboration between different groups producing different models.

- Cirilo

> [1] https://code.launchpad.net/~oyvind-aabling/kicad-newlib/mod
> [2] kicad-lib-committers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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