Update 3d model to all identical footprints at once


#1

I have an issue I’m not sure how to get around. I’m using the nightly build as it has better 3d capabilites.
In my pcb layout I have some components that are missing 3d models. I have downloaded and attached the model to one of the footprints in the pcb and it shows fine.
The trouble is that I have over 80 of the same component, but so far I am having to add the model to every instance of the footprint on the board…
Is there a way of updating all the footprints with the model at once?
Thanks


#2

Open the kicad_pcb file with a text editor. I use find&replace to automatomate the 3d model replacement, often for resistors and caps


#3

lol. wowsers, so I’m not going crazy then, there’s just no way to do it after the fact?
text editor it is then.
thanks for the help!


#4

You may have a try with

The basic python release should work… But it is still very experimental…
Feedback is welcome
EDIT: I probably misunderstood you. Your need is not to download missing models, but update footprints with missing 3d association…