Hi I created a new topic here
feel free to add your impressions
I played a bit with the IDF importer and I'm improving the compatibility with IDF 3.0 standard...
https://www.simplifiedsolutionsinc.com/ ... 0_spec.pdf
I added the following features:
1. displaying Flat Mode models instead of wireframe as default view
2. fixing version 3.0 for Geometry and Part Number
3. supporting Z position of emp models
4. skipping PROP in emp file to avoid aborting
5. adding color to shapes with internal code option IDF_colorize
I also removed the part of step search associations (through the file footprints_models.csv) which I think it is based on too old models, and moreover I don't think that it was even known by normal users; then idflib it is no more necessary
I think for IDF emp association to STEP models, eagle2pcb or kicad StepUp are more feasible...
Please have a look at the new IDFImporter (which is a WB) and test it with some emn, emp files
(I added some test IDF files that I got from freecad forum (LEDs.7z), 'IDFV3sample' that I got from the IDF 3.0 specification pdf file, and the 'IDF Example PCB w Holes' that I got from National Instruments http://www.ni.com/tutorial/7635/en/#toc1
I also added a picture of the 'IDFV3sample' rendered in Design Spark Mechanical and in FreeCAD with the new version (with the old version it is not imported because of PROP and removing those, Z position of some models are not respected)
Do you think that features could be merged to the actual IDF importer?
PS (these improvements can also live with idflibs if required)