So I want to get this mechanical model right be I post it here for upload.
It doesn’t make sense to draw most 3D models with the 3D origin at the 2D origin in the XY plane that kicad calls the center of the part. What I want to do is make my Kicad footprint have a Z axis offset for the 3D part (which I know how to do) so that the feet of my directFET can be non-zero Z in my MCAD drawing. If I don’t do this then I need to mess around with the origin after drawing, or draw the part in a non-trivial fashion starting with the package legs, which is extremely annoying.
My question is, is this acceptable by the community? If this is the case it seems like somehow the the offset information wants to travel with the STEP and VRML files.
Maybe by way of a Kicad footprint file? I have all of my 3D shapes/ footprints / schematic symbols in my own personal repo online that are all linked together. After I fill it out a bit more I will make it available to the public, it isn’t quite ready.