URL of non-existing 3D model in Kicad libraries

In some official libraries of KiCad (footprint) I see invalid URLs to 3D models. I wonder if this is “by design” (hoping someone in the future will put it there) or is a mistake.

Connector_Molex.pretty / Molex_Mini-Fit_Jr_5566-04A_2x02_P4.20mm_Vertical.kicad_mod

(model ${KISYS3DMOD}/Connector_Molex.3dshapes/Molex_Mini-Fit_Jr_5566-04A_2x02_P4.20mm_Vertical.wrl
    (at (xyz 0 0 0))
    (scale (xyz 1 1 1))
    (rotate (xyz 0 0 0))

but in the Connector_Molex.3dshapes directory the file Molex_Mini-Fit_Jr_5566-04A_2x02_P4.20mm_Vertical.wrl does not exist.

This is by design, and has also been mentioned on this forum before.

The reason is to make it possible to add 3D models later without having to modify the libraries themselves.

A possible better solution might be to use the same name as the library symbol by default when the 3D model name is empty.


You can give your vote (thumb up) here: https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/3815

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