3D view of pin headers is skewed


#1

I noticed that in the 3D view, the header pins for both the dual in-line, and single in-line header pins are rotated and translated so that the pins don’t align with the drilled holes in the PCB. See the screenshot below. Not a big deal, but I’m just wondering if there is an easy fix for that.


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#2

You can edit the position but the first question is what version of Kicad are you using and are your libraries up to date?


#3

The correct way to fix this is to update your models (and possibly your footprints) there are quite a few threads about how to do so


#4

Oops, yes, I should have mentioned versions in my original post. I’m on v4.0.7 that I downloaded just the other week. If there is a separate way to check on the version number of the footprint libraries, I’m not sure how to do that.


#5

Sorry, I should have also mentioned that those are the “default” footprints (i.e. “Pin_Headers:Pin_Header_Straight_2x07_Pitch2.54mm”, etc.). And that this project was started on another computer, with an older version of KiCAD (v4.0.6), but that machine went bad, and I’m now running on a new machine with 4.0.7. So I suppose if there is footprint caching, something like that could be an issue.


#6

Yes that probably it :slight_smile: if you press E on the component you can change it from there :slight_smile:


#7

Ah, thanks. I now see the tab to change the 3D rotation parameters.


#8

I think that if you were to use the wizard and download a recent version of the Pin Headers 3D library that you would not have to change the rotation parameters.


#9

main problem here is probably the footprint having the outdated parameters.
the new are 111 scale and rest is 0