No color on 3D step file

I wanted to try to create 3D file and managed to create a step-file. But when I look at it, it has no colors, only grey or at least the whole PCB has the same color.

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:woops:

I broke that.

You can always set colors in FreeCAD or other CAD tools. KiCAD step export is disconnected from the rest of the tooling so we can’t copy the normal board colors you may have (black, blue, red, white,etc)

Wait, I didn’t break that, it’s been broken. I shall stare at it

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For your info this happens with those unstable versions, like this:
Application: KiCad (64-bit)

Version: (5.99.0-12305-g62f7a09290), release build

Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.1.5
libcurl/7.78.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.11

Platform: Windows 10 (build 19042), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
Date: Sep 12 2021 20:59:55
wxWidgets: 3.1.5 (wchar_t,wx containers)
Boost: 1.76.0
OCC: 7.5.0
Curl: 7.78.0-DEV
ngspice: 35
Compiler: Visual C++ 1929 without C++ ABI

Build settings:
KICAD_USE_OCC=ON
KICAD_SPICE=ON
I Hope this helps
Leif

Fixed

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Is the fix already in the unstable versions? I created a Step file and could not see any colors. Was it me or my Cad.
Kicad is version

Version: (5.99.0-12405-g347e6f914d), release build

Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.1.5
libcurl/7.78.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.11

Platform: Windows 10 (build 19042), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW

Build Info:
Date: Sep 20 2021 08:59:59

Yes. If it’s not working well…you can always color the board object manually in whatever tool you use :confused:
I don’t think we are generating the step file correctly at the moment in all cases and it actually depends on your PCB and the MCAD tool being used too >_<

I see. I am using the tool/SW which came with the KiCad, I can’t see its name now.

Are you talking about no colors inside kicad’s 3d viewer or inside a step export when viewed in a third party CAD tool?

Inside KiCads 3D viewer colors are there, FreeCAD 0.19 does not show them. I didn’t notice there is a 3D viewer in KiCad.