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SketchUp Plugin Auto-Generates 3D PCB Models from Eagle Files

I haven’t tried it, yet, but damn, what a cool idea. EagleUp is the work of Swiss design engineer Jerome Lamy. It runs inside SketchUp and requires co-installation of ImageMagick. The script will automatically generate a 3D model of a printed circuit board from an image exported by Cadsoft Eagle, then populate it with preexisting component models. Some components come with the script, some are available in Google’s 3D Warehouse, and some are available in a library from Dangerous Prototypes, who also put together the excellent tutorial linked below. [via adafruit]

How-to build 3D models from Eagle files wiki page

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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