So how does that allow him (us) to use the 3D models with Protel's 3D view
function? It doesn't, unless you buy the Qualecad add on:
http://www.qualecad.com/



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Waldemar Kulajew [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 10:46 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] 3D MODELS FOR PROTEL99SE
>
>
> Christopher Rhomberg schrieb:
> >
> > Does anyone know how I can draw new 3D components for use with PCB's 3D
> > view function.
> > I have up to know only been able to use the default components
> and any new > ones are just grey blocks.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Chris Rhomberg
>
> Chris,
>
>       3D-Models only can be done in 3D-CAD-Programs, most used
> for Mechanical design.
> in our company the Mech-Designer do this for me in his Solidworks
> program.
>       But there is a way to create the components you us.
> Download the free Mech-CAD
> pro/designer from IPC and create the needed components by
> yourself. But take
> care, it is not an easy thing to do this. 3D-systems need a
> complete different
> way to work but the 2D-systems I had ever worked with. Perhaps that is why
> Protel did not fulfil its promise so far? (by the way: in the
> training I visited
> weeks ago, the Protel designers where the only ones with a
> useable 3D-viewer,
> the Integra/Mentor guys there called theyr tool "expensive and
> not useable".
> Tribute to Protel!  8^)>
>
> Regards,  Waldemar
>
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