Yeah, labels for anything except the RefDes attribute don't show up. The workaround for me is to copy the labeling as regular text and overlay the label since those will appear. This needs to be an enhancement request, if it's not already, to include all labels placed on the silkscreen layer..
I do a work around by an C# app/script. I search all attributes of components and place a text on the same position. This will be visible in the 3D PDF.
There is an idea but nobody knows if this will be happen...
Thanks for the conformation.
...sounds more like a bug than enhancement request though.
The previous Rev of this board was done in Altium.
Somebody's going to notice that the PADS version is "inferior".
Are you manipulating the ASC file with C# to get the text overlay, or do you know of a C# hook into the native PADS file?
I manipulating the PCB file "live".
First I filter all Lables:
Than If a label attribute is matching in my list (like PCB Name, Value,...) I place a text at the same position as the label.
After creating the 3D PDF the placed text will be removed.