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  • Altium 3d step model export problem

    Hi freind,

    is there a way to get the 3d step model from altium with silkscreen,can someone help me?
    i always do FILE>EXPORT>STEP 3D.

    Kind regards,

  • #2
    See if this helps: Tools -> Legacy Tools -> Legacy 3D View -> Tools -> Export -> Enter. However, it doesn't work for every board (for some boards Altium may crash) and the 3D model is not very fancy

    3D legacy option for PCB Export to 3D model
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    I would attach 28Pins 3D model generated this way, but the file is huge, 200MB. Here is at least the screenshot from DesignSpark: Click image for larger version

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    • #3

      Thank you robert for your explication,i tried to do that but i was not able to get the file with silkscreen,that file is .PCB3D and i'm looking for a .stp file,maybe there is a way to convert it,i don't know
      mairomaster here is a explication from robert maybe it can help you

      Thank you Robert
      Best Regards,


      • #4
        You have to export it from the 3D view.

        When you open your PCB in the Legacy 3D View mode, that creates *.PCB3D, but you also need to go to Tools->Export->Enter, that will create the step model.