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Re: 3D export of PCB


On Sep 11, 2013 9:43 PM, "Cirilo Bernardo" <cirilo_bernardo@xxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Folks,
>  I was investigating options for exporting 3D VRML including the board
and the best option I could find was to make use of libCGAL.  The catch of
course is that I cannot add such a functionality within KiCAD itself
because the CGAL license is incompatible (a mix of LGPL and GPL3).  If I
make a stand-alone exporter which KiCAD can of course invoke via a
'system()' call, would it be possible to include the full source in the
KiCAD tree with the stand-alone exporter being GPL3?
> - Cirilo

Your proposed path seems to adequately side step licensing problems (but
you would have to write new board loading code, which is not technically

But getting code into the tree has always been about more than licensing
compatibility as you know.

We have some project concepts brewing which you can also possibly benefit
from.  Waiit a week, is my suggestion.

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