I am slowly learning how this 3D stuff works. I have about half of my board done. The rest is mostly parts from Mini-Circuits, and they have step models available, but they said they don’t have KiCad specific files. Do they need to be, or am I missing something else?
KiCad can use step files but you will most likely need to align the models to the footprint either in a cad program and reexport as step or in the footprint settings. The former is quite easy with Freecad and the kicad-stepup workbench. The later will be finicky and could require you to update all footprints depending on how the step models are made.
As always, thanks, Rene. Seems I have some reading to do.
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