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

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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

8 thoughts on “SketchUp Plugin Auto-Generates 3D PCB Models from Eagle Files

  1. SketchUp Models of PCBs « Kellbot! says:

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  2. MrTrick says:

    There’s also a great Eagle -> POVRay converter that’s been around for years:
    http://www.matwei.de/doku.php?id=en:eagle3d:eagle3d

    POVRay might be a little more esoteric than SketchUp, but it does produce very pretty pictures. :-)

  3. MAKE | Rendering PCBs as 3D models with Kerkythea says:

    […] March Sean Reagan pointed to Dangerous Prototypes’ tutorial on generating 3-D models of printed circuit boards from Eagle f…. Since that time Dangerous Prototypes has posted a follow-up tutorial that explains how to use […]

  4. Rendering PCBs as 3D Models with Kerkythea says:

    […] March, Sean Reagan pointed to Dangerous Prototypes’ tutorial on generating 3D models of printed circuit boards from Eagle files. Since then, Dangerous Prototypes has posted a follow-up tutorial that explains how to use […]

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