Hi folks, I’m using a minty fresh install of KiCad 5.1.4 to knock up my first KiCad project.
I’ve done a schematic in EE Schema, associated all the footprints with the components etc and done the board layout on PCB New; all seems good. However when I open the 3D viewer to bask in my handywork, the pots don’t show up. Everything else is there, but no pots…
The whole design is from stock libraries that come with the install, except for:
- the footprints for the 2 pots (which I created myself and assigned to the relevant schematic symbols),
- the 3D model for the pots, which I downloaded in a KiCad compatible *.wrl format.
Both of these were put in their own user created libraries, visible in the KiCad browser.
-opened the footprint properties window for the pots,
-clicked on the 3D Settings tab
-clicked “+” (assuming that’s the “Add 3D Shape” button that appears in the user guide)
-clicked the Folder button, (assuming that’s how I browse to select the required 3D model file)
-selected the downloaded 3D pot model *.wrl file & hit OK
-filename appears in 3D Models list at the top of the window.
…but the pot model doesn’t show in the preview window nor the 3D Viewer window for the whole project
What have I missed?! I know it’s not essential to the project but I’d really like to model the thing in its entirety if possible.
Thanks in advance