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 Generating 3D image of board 

Last post Thu, Jan 23 2014 1:30 AM by steve. 7 replies.
Started by C Shiva 03 Apr 2013 11:47 PM. Topic has 7 replies and 4301 views
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  • Wed, Apr 3 2013 11:47 PM

    • C Shiva
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    Generating 3D image of board Reply

     Hi all,

     When I'm generating 3D image of board for enclosure purpose the image appears like as in attached image. But it's not an exact image we can see after assembly of all parts, i mean an image like as a photo of the assembled board and the image is confusing the MCAD person. How can I generate an exact image in Allegro?

    Thanks in advance,

    Shiva.


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  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 8:06 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Generating 3D image of board Reply

    16.6 Hotfix 6 now has the ability to export and import STEP files. You can setup a library of step models and map them directly. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD5zX5_pAbw for an insight.

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  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 12:14 PM

    • daacid
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    Re: Generating 3D image of board Reply

    Hi Steve,

        What version on Allegro are you running, I am using Orcad PCB Designer Professional

    16.6 hotfix 6 and I do not see the Step Mapping feature under Setup?

    Don

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  • Thu, Apr 4 2013 1:00 PM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Generating 3D image of board Reply
    You need to follow all the instructions, Setup>User Preferences, Unsupported, set step_unsupported_prototype and restart PCB Editor to enable the STEP support.
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  • Tue, Jan 21 2014 6:26 PM

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    Re: Generating 3D image of board Reply

     Hi, Don.

    I have never tried Orcad PCB Designer Professional before. But I do believe that dealing with 3D Image generating problem with the halp of some professional Image manager can make all the process much simpler and faster. I am also testing the related Imaging SDKs these days. I will try your sharing later.

    Best regards,

    Arron

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  • Wed, Jan 22 2014 9:47 PM

    Re: Generating 3D image of board Reply

    Hi,

    Can anyone please share me how to create the 3D image of my board file?.I want a 3D image of board file with and without assembling part.

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  • Wed, Jan 22 2014 11:22 PM

    • Nana111
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    Re: Generating 3D image of board Reply

    arronlee:

     Hi, Don.

    I have never tried Orcad PCB Designer Professional before. But I do believe that dealing with 3D Image generating problem with the halp of some professional Image manager can make all the process much simpler and faster. I am also testing the related Imaging SDKs these days. I will try your sharing later.

    Best regards,

    Arron

     

    HI there

    I totally agree with you.A fine tool would help a lot in image processing issues.I am looking for a powerful image program which supports to do that directly.And i want to know that if you know any free trial package from image program.Thanks a lot

     

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  • Thu, Jan 23 2014 1:30 AM

    • steve
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    Re: Generating 3D image of board Reply

     As mentioned earlier you do not need any other tools to get an accurate 3D view of your PCB. Get the latest version of Allegro / OrCAD PCB Editor 16.6 at least s006 but there are better improvements for mapping STEP models in S021. You can then use this as a very accurate 3D view of your board. 

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Started by C Shiva at 03 Apr 2013 11:47 PM. Topic has 7 replies.