Hello, I had an older version of KiCad working on my desktop; yesterday I downloaded the latest version( 5.1.6-1) For some reason, the 3D ( show 3d Footprint) is not showing the 3d footprint at all. It displays the solderpads, but no 3D model. The settings in the 3D display options are all set except for the bounding boxes.
I have installed it also on my laptop yesterday( fresh intallation) and that works fine , showing 3D models.
so, this morning, I removed as much as possible from the registry and installed KiCad again. no difference.
Does anyone have clue? what can I do to repair this?
Rob, you don’t give many clues.
Is the older version v4.0.x, v5.0.x or v5.1.x?
Where are the 3D libraries stored?
Are the paths to the 3D models well cofigured in the footprint 3D field?
Are you talking about the layout or the footprint editor?
One of the first things to do is to verify if the 3D models are actually on your system. Then try to follow the path from the link to a 3D model in the footprint properties.
Is the environment variable set properly?
Does it point to the right sub directory?
Are the files accessible from your user account, etc.
Start with looking with a file browser, if the 3D files are actually installed. On Linux systems the 3D models are sometimes an optional package. With Windows this is usually not the case, but you should check it anyway.