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drmacro
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Re: kicad StepUp: ECAD MCAD bidirectional collaboration

Post by drmacro » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm

Not sure this thread is the right place for this question...

When I installed kicad stepup it apparently populated the 3D Prefix for KISYS3DMOD. (I don't remember setting it...)

- did it indeed get this automagically when I got the WB from AddOnManager?

I found I was missing some part models when loading a PCB and had to set the ALT3DMOD to my local packages3d directory.

I have a variable in KiCAD preferences that points to my local models...but, it was created long before I knew of the stepup workbench.

- If the KISYS3DMOD variable was imported automagically, is it possible to have all KiCAD paths imported?
- is ALT3DMOD a KiCAD standard that I don't know of...and I should update my world accordingly?
- if I'd had a KiCAD variable named ALT3DMOD would it have happened automagically?

This is mostly just my musings...not suggesting bugs or new functionality.

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easyw-fc
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Re: kicad StepUp: ECAD MCAD bidirectional collaboration

Post by easyw-fc » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:05 pm

drmacro wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm
When I installed kicad stepup it apparently populated the 3D Prefix for KISYS3DMOD. (I don't remember setting it...)

- did it indeed get this automagically when I got the WB from AddOnManager?
StepUp simply writes the default 3D paths as the ones defined by KiCAD on different OSes.
drmacro wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm
- If the KISYS3DMOD variable was imported automagically, is it possible to have all KiCAD paths imported?
Only two paths are user configurable in StepUp
drmacro wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm
- is ALT3DMOD a KiCAD standard that I don't know of...and I should update my world accordingly?
No, it is just a short name for Alternate 3DMod folder
drmacro
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Re: kicad StepUp: ECAD MCAD bidirectional collaboration

Post by drmacro » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:22 pm

easyw-fc wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:05 pm
drmacro wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:24 pm
- is ALT3DMOD a KiCAD standard that I don't know of...and I should update my world accordingly?
No, it is just a short name for Alternate 3DMod folder
Ok, I just wondered if it was some informal standard in the KiCAD world that I'd never found. 8-)

Thanks
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