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KiCad StepUp: The Sketcher

A project log for kicad StepUp script hacks MCAD world!

kicad ECAD meets MCAD world: with this hack, you can finally export your kicad board and assemblies to MCAD world!

MauriceMaurice 09/22/2017 at 20:160 Comments

September 2017

KiCad StepUp, after more than two years has became the suggested way to create STEP and WRL models for official Kicad 3D package library.

https://github.com/KiCad/kicad-packages3D

Moreover the new 3D models KiCad library is mainly derived from the FC scripts available here:

https://github.com/easyw/kicad-3d-models-in-freecad/

In this period many features have been added, but the latest I just released is a full FreeCAD Workbench that can be easy installed from inside FreeCAD.

There is also a new StepUp Cheat Sheet to facilitate the first approach to the tools,

In the new KiCad StepUp WorkBench there is also a new feature to improve ECAD and MCAD collaboration: The Sketcher.

Here a video tutorial

I opened a new project @Hackaday to explain in detail the new WB and its features.

https://hackaday.io/project/27354-kicad-stepup-new-hack-the-sketcher

Maurice

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