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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2021 at 9:35am
We're in the middle of turning off 3D STEP in V2020 Library Expert Pro and turn it on in the V2021 Footprint Expert Pro beta so you can test it out and report any issues to me. 

We release V2021.14 Monday and all features should work just like the Enterprise version. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2021 at 10:22am
Try V2021.13 again. I just downloaded 2021.13 Pro and it has 3D STEP. 

Note: There are 17 bugs that we're working on fixing right now and V2021.14 should be released on Monday with most of the issues fixed. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mgeorgiev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2021 at 11:48am
May be it was my fault, but I didn't saw the 3D model checkbox.
Now it works fine (when I checked it). 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Mar 2021 at 12:17pm
Good news! Let me know if you find any bugs in the beta release and we'll fix them immediately. 

Our goal was to add more features in V2021 and bring it up to current electronic industry technology. 

You now have "Options" by simply save your personal Options .opt file you can edit several hundred values including Drafting Outlines for Legend, Assembly, Courtyard, package Body, Terminals and Origin Marker. 

You now have "FP Designer" to automate the creation of non-standard and connector footprints. Customize your pad stacks and create complex footprints from mfr. recommended patterns.

You now have "Library Editor" to save all you package dimensions, your personal polarity markings, custom 3D STEP colors, footprint rotation and the mfr. recommended pattern dimensions. Library Editor also has "Batch Build" so you can create many footprints and 3D models with a mouse click using your personal Options. 

Since we're in beta, there will be weekly releases with all known bugs fixed. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jnbrown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 2021 at 9:56am
Just tried it again this morning and now it looks like 3D step is working.
But maybe there is bug because then it stopped working.
But if uncheck and then check 3D model then it generates the step file.


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3D step output mostly works for me, except for chip ferrite beads. Occasionally I get an error message with chip resistors or chip capacitors but it worked after a few tries/restarts. With the ferrite bead however, there is not even an error message. I'm using 2021.13 Pro beta.

Is there a list of known problems for 2021 beta?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mgeorgiev Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2021 at 7:06am
The same here. Today 3D generation doesn't work.
Check / uncheck also doesn't help.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2021 at 8:18am
There's no list of V2021.13 fixed bugs except there is a number - 16 bugs that will be fixed and all versions released today in V2021.16 beta. 

Most bugs are easy 5 minute issues and some take 2 days. 

In addition to the bugs, the programmers are implementing some customer requests for new features. 

A major update is coming that will fix all known issues. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tbleiker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Mar 2021 at 11:54pm
What are your plans for 3D Export in (V2021) Footprint Expert Pro

Will it stay included in the free version or will it be dropped after beta?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Mar 2021 at 12:09pm
V2021.17 Footprint Expert Pro beta is now released with all known bugs fixed. 


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