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Re: [FEATURE] Array 3D models
Seth, for the STEP export that would be a better idea, I can look into how
to implement that in the kicad2step tool.
Wayne, if you are completely against this as a feature, then I shan't spend
any more time on it, but:
1. I think it is a useful feature to have even if it is not the "right" way
to solve the current 3D library issues. That was only one motivating
factor. I still think it is useful.
2. In terms of "code clarity" - take a look at the patch set, I don't think
it will cause any issues for readability.
3. There are some bug fixes and code cleanup that I have performed as part
of this patch set.
4. If I can use the STEP format array_placement as Seth suggests, then the
internal representation of the exported STEP file will be improved
Regarding STEP / WRL comparisons - That's a separate issue to what is being
discussed here. This patch works just as well for .wrl or .step models.
On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 8:22 AM, Seth Hillbrand <seth.hillbrand@xxxxxxxxx>
> I think it may be preferable to utilize the STEP file's inherent
> array_placement_group function to generate an array of the underlying
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 1:01 PM, Kevin Cozens <kevin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 2017-11-06 09:01 AM, Oliver Walters wrote:
>>> To provide an option to reduce the size of the 3D model library, I have
>>> implemented an "array" feature for 3D models. A module (footprint) can
>>> reference a single model multiple times, with a dimensional offset between
>>> each copy.
>> Sounds interesting. This would be quite useful for IC packages (both
>> through hole and surface mount) in addition to male and female headers.
>> And I forgot to add in my previous message it is also good for IC sockets.
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