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Re: 3D export of PCB
> From: Dick Hollenbeck <dick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: Cirilo Bernardo <cirilo_bernardo@xxxxxxxxx>
>Cc: KiCad Developers <kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:27 PM
>Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] 3D export of PCB
>On Sep 11, 2013 9:43 PM, "Cirilo Bernardo" <cirilo_bernardo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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 optimal).
>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.
Thanks Dick, I'll wait a week and see what's new.