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3D STEP: Pin 1 color for headers, receptacle

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    Posted: 27 Feb 2024 at 2:39pm
Hello,

In Footprint Expert, I love the possibility to use a dedicated 3D color for pin 1, in particular for headers. But I think this feature could be improved a little...

Here is what a "HDR" part looks like with my config:


And now a "RHDR" part:



Could we think about an improved version in which the inner pin 1 of a receptacle also takes the specific "Pin 1 color"? This would be very handy to ensure the correct matching of pins in case of mating connectors.

Thanks!
Justin
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The way the master 3D STEP models were created make it impossible to make both the Terminal and the Receptacle hole a different color. 

The Receptacle hole was created as an extruded cut. 

The Terminal Leads were created differently. The lead starts on the face of the body. 

But we'll take a look at it. 

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