3D models not showing


#41

There is no 3D model because the librarians have not found a model for this component or the one they have found has not enough quality.
The path is there ready for the future, when someone make the model.


#42

Thanks for the info.


#44

I have same problem after upgrade from kicad v4 to kicat v4 on ubuntu 18.04. There was problem with local kicad configuration stored in /home//.config/kicad/ in my case.
3D components were named in plural in version 4, but from version 5 components names are in singular form (like Resistors vs. Resistor). Here is configuration greped by string “Resistors”:

@bobek:~/.config/kicad$ grep Resistors *
fp-lib-table: (lib (name Resistors_SMD)(type Github)(uri ${KIGITHUB}/Resistors_SMD.pretty)(options “”)(descr “Resistors, surface mount”))
fp-lib-table: (lib (name Resistors_THT)(type Github)(uri ${KIGITHUB}/Resistors_THT.pretty)(options “”)(descr “Resistors, through hole”))
fp-lib-table: (lib (name Resistors_Universal)(type Github)(uri ${KIGITHUB}/Resistors_Universal.pretty)(options “”)(descr Experimental))

So, my solution was to remove/backup old configuration and new one was created at next kicad application start.

Next problem is with existing projects, because symbols are assigned to footprints with plural names (like “Resistors_SMD:R0805”), so I reasigned all symbols to non plural footprint in dialog “Assigning BCP footprints to schematic symbols” (like “Resistor_SMD:R0805_2012Metric”).

From that moment were components visible in 3D view.


#45

I faced the same problem today, on Ubuntu-18.04 installed with kicad-5.0.2
I deleted the directory .config/kicad to remove settings from version4
but 3d view did not show foot prints
ran from a terminal and found that I need to remove
.cache/kicad also from the home directory
After that all is fine. Hope this may be useful to someone.

Regards


#46

Having a similar problem. New to Kicad so no idea where to start trying to resolve this.

Running Debian 9

Application: kicad
Version: 5.0.2+dfsg1-1~bpo9+1, release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.52.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2q zlib/1.2.8 libidn2/0.16 libpsl/0.17.0 (+libidn2/0.16) libssh2/1.7.0 nghttp2/1.18.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Linux 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.2 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 2.24
    Boost: 1.62.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.52.1
    Compiler: GCC 6.3.0 with C++ ABI 1010

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

I’ve copied the latest Kicad footprints, 3d packages and symbols from https://github.com/KiCad

Under /usr/share/kicad/modules I can for example see Battery.3dshapes/Battery_CR1225 step and wrl files.
In footprint editor I place Battery_CR1225 and launch 3d viewer however I don’t see anything for this.
I’ve checked the display options and also tried deleting the .cache/kicad and .config/kicad folders.

Made no difference.

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What am I missing? Can’t see any 3d images for any of the components.

Update: Funny how I always seem to fix it after I have posted :slight_smile:
I copied the 3d packages to the wrong folder :frowning:

Path for KISYS3DMOD is /usr/share/kicad/modules/packages3d/
Moved the 3d packages and all working as expected.


#47

When you click on 'Footprint properties" 04 what do you see?

EDIT _ See you have already solved this.


#48

You might want to take a look at this: Library management in KiCad version 5

TlDr: Don’t touch the system folders. You might loose your stuff next time you update kicad.


#49

I face the same problem today, so if you are having the same one, the 3d plugin is located in /usr/lib64/kicad
, so you only need to change the permissions in the folder, I use sudo chmod a+rx -R /usr/lib64/kicad
, and everything works fine.


#50

please report what you needed to do and your operating system over on the bugtracker. I suspect that some assumptions made by the packaging guys do not hold for your system.