📐🖥️ 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝟑𝐃 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐥? 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧💡🚀

Did you know that creating custom 3D models for your KiCAD footprint libraries is easier than you think?

🤔 Although manufacturers or the community might not always provide valid 3D models, you can take matters into your own hands with FreeCAD. 🌟

🚀 In just 15-30 minutes, you can draw a simple sketch in the XY plane and use the Pad tool to extend it along the Z-axis. While the result might not be 100% perfect, it’s at least 80% perfect, and that’s good enough to get the job done! 🎯

I use #freecad to enhance my #kicad experience by creating my own custom 3D models for footprints.

Don’t let the lack of pre-existing models hold you back; step up and create your own! 🛠️🔥

3D model for the bridge rectifier
3D model for the bridge rectifier
3D model for a bridge rectifier