Hello. I know there are many posts regarding models not showing up, but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer. Almost all solutions I’ve seen involve windows or Linux, drivers, etc. Or they are caused when the user updates from an older version of KiCad.
- I’ve gone through a ton of random parts in the library to see if any models show up, all show board footprints only.
- Tried importing 3rd party step files and footprints. followed all instructions to the letter.
- When I get the step file matched to the part, same thing, in the footprint/3D model dialog, it looks like the step file has been accepted, no warnings or anything, but the actual model doesn’t change at all.
- I made sure all paths are correct.
So, I’m wondering if this is a problem that is being addressed and I need to sit tight and wait for an update, or if there is a solution to it and I’m missing it somehow.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Here is my info:
Brand new install of ver. 6.0.5-0 (never used KiCad before so install is totally clean)
Monterey ver. 12.2.1
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro16,1
Processor Name: 8-Core Intel Core i9
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
L3 Cache: 16 MB
Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
Memory: 64 GB
System Firmware Version: 17188.8.131.52.0 (iBridge: 19.16.10744.0.0,0)
OS Loader Version: 540.80.2~11
Serial Number (system): C02ZR6NJMD6T
Hardware UUID: 22A81079-59D8-5124-A5FC-4EFA3E8F2D2F
Provisioning UDID: 22A81079-59D8-5124-A5FC-4EFA3E8F2D2F
Activation Lock Status: Disabled