after having completed kicad StepUp, the new 3D exporter for MCAD, I’m going to create a 3D mechanical lib to be used both for kicad internal 3d-viewer and for 3D mechanical interchange / collaboration and enclosure design.
I’m organizing the library to be usable as easier as possible, just copying the DIRECTORIES and configuring the environment VARIABLE for kicad.
I have just completed the DIR structure.
The 3D models will be:
- parametric models coming from technical datasheet
- FreeCAD 1:1 model (optional)
- STEP 1:1 model
- STEP 1:1 model with with text on it (optional)
- VRML 1/2.54 model (to fit perfectly kicad 3d-viewer with scale 1,1,1)
footprint file with right orientation, scale and 3D model associated
the footprint could be also omitted if the official distribution one is available
- STEP model fused in single object
most of them will come from the 3D parametric lib that me and hyOzd have done, and many other from contributors…
Contributors name will be added to 3D model file description
Thanks to @Joan_Sparky for helping me in building up the libs!
Anyone interested in contribute will be very welcome!
Only original artwork will be accepted and NO model coming from on-line libs will be included
A list of models will refer also to model’s Author credits
If fonts will be present on the model, they has to be licensed free as the word
Only models with free or GPL licence can be added to the lib