Has anyone been able to get label to show up in the 3D view? I can see the RefDes and free text, but no other label will show up. they don't get exported to the 3D-PDF either.
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..
You can make label and ref des in 3D view, make sure that label is also either top or bottom silk screen layer. Display control settings below.
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".
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...
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.
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