3D models for PCB layout programs

A small “STEP” for me, but a big step forward for the eye

Today many layout programs allow a 3 dimensional view or even rendering of boards. Certainly not a feature that is vital, but it does bring some advantages. And they are also nice to look at.

And such a view can either look like this…:

or else like this!

And this is still a fairly simple example. This becomes more interesting with more complex structures, such as plugs or sockets.

That’s why I started uploading my models to GrabCAD some time ago, little by little.

The files are all in STEP format and can be downloaded there free of charge.

More models will be added over time. So always look again: https://grabcad.com/retrotinker.dirk.wouters-1

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