Good day everybody,
Follows what I did:
I opened “board.step” in FC (ver 0.16) + KSU (unknown version) after exporting it from Pcbnew (5.1.2), with .step and .wrl modules.
then made a “compound of parts”.
I Imported with KSU the bare PCB (exported from Pcbnew in wrl format)
and obtained this:
I aligned them, I don’t know how but I succeeded and got that, this is what I’d like to import in pcbnew.
This view was exported to VRML ans STEP formats.
In VRML, the result is the same as this view seen through View3DScene and through the kicad 3D browser. However the exported module doesn’t show under the 3D viewer of Pcbnew.
Under FC, after reimporting the step file, it looks like this and, of course, no tracks. Not working at all in kicad.
At this point, I’m completely lost.
I read a ton of posts, spent lots of time trying to understand. I give up.
Barely difficult to ask any question because everything is A question !
What I noticed is that when wrl files are imported in FC, there’s no mean to convert them to solid, the object can’t be selected, hence can’t be grouped with something else or moved. and of course can’t be converted to step. Blender and Meshlab are a PITA (by the way, FC as well ! but there is a gateway to kicad).
Is there a proper simple procedure to produce wrl and step modules with tracks and holes and import them in Pcbnew as normal 3D packages ?
Thank ou for your patience.