February 17, 2021, 10:54am
Hello, I am looking for a 3D module for this type of display:
The dimensions of the board are: 51mm X 28mm X 10mm the connector is in the pitch of 2 "54. Or if you have a .step or .wrl model modifiable via Freecad to not start from scratch! Thank you.
February 17, 2021, 5:47pm
you may have a look at this eagle brd file
Adafruit 7seg backpack.brd
to create a 3D model from it…
import the brd in kicad, save it and import the board in freecad to play with the model.
February 18, 2021, 10:11am
Thanks Maui, I’ll take a look and keep you posted …
February 18, 2021, 10:36am
Ok, the .brd file seems not Kicad readable, on version 5, I try to import without success. Then I load with V5.99 :
At the end :
Not sure to understand how to import board into Freecad ?
I’m not fluent user of Freecad …
It is an Eagle .brd file - KiCad can import it into a new project. The .brd extension is fairly generic - and for V6 onwards, the extension for a native KiCad board will be .kicad_pcb
You can import the board into FreeCad using the excellent
@maui extension - StepUp.
February 18, 2021, 5:00pm
Going back to the original question, I found a .step file of an equivalent card.
0.56in I2C 4 digit 7 segment LED.step
If it helps …
PS: PS: I put the subject as resolved, for FreeCad questions I will refer to the relevant posts.
February 18, 2021, 5:04pm
@vidalv since the initial release, StepUp has improved a lot and now it simply possible to Open a ‘kicad_pcb’ board file in FreeCAD as in this more recent video:
@John_Pateman I just realized that in old ksu videos the method to import the k board is obsolete …
I think I should add some comment to show how easy is to open a k file in fc now…
February 18, 2021, 5:39pm
I don’t have exactly the same buttons in freecad 0.18, when I load my PCB:
I validate all the layers but it neither has the tracks …
I still have to learn!
February 18, 2021, 5:48pm
you didn’t loaded kicadStepUpMod in FreeCAD, you loaded PCB Workbench, which is a different WB.
February 18, 2021, 6:22pm
No, is it the right Github :
Inside the zip file a PCB directory, I move this to the C:\Program Files\FreeCAD 0.18\Mod directory. When I start Freecad I select :
After I load my PCB :
library or options must be missing … From my side.
Install it from within FreeCAD.
Tools --> Add-on Manager --> Workbenches - KiCadStepup
February 19, 2021, 8:27am
Hi, so finally I installed both with the option under Freecad “Add On Manager”:
After a basic test, it seems to me (for me) that KiCadStepUp is easier to use, you have to define a grid origin in PCBNew in order to macanically align the two tools. With my simple example here is what it gives:
FreeCad Tool :
PCBNew Tool :
Not Bad !
May 20, 2021, 8:27am
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