Playing with 3D view in Expedition Layout is fun. Since the introduction of the 3D model generator it is even better.
Now I have run into a issue that I would like to clarify.
We have designed a board, and in accordance to a discussion with our assembly people, we choose to have a true hole component bent with a pitch of 6m (6 times 2.54mm for a total of 15,24mm). Now the cell was designed with a pitch of 6m, no problem because I put the pins on a 6m pitch distance. Layout in 2D is quick and easy.
The issue comes up using the 3D model generator.
First of all we select the type of model: a tht diode of type xh_do41.
I select all components values according to the datasheet, and come up with the selected line.
The generated component has a pitch of 5m (5 times 2.54mm for a total of 12,7mm).
In the 3D model generator the pitch is part of the selection and the field is gray, so you can not change the pitch from 5m (=12,7mm) to 6m (=15,24mm)
Once on the board the component misses the holes placed at 6m.
Very ugly and misleading.
Is there a way to change this?
My thoughts are:
- how would I put the values by hand in the 3D model generator?
Here a reply to myself:
As it turns out the 3D model generator is locked on predetermined values.
There is an idea to allow the 3D model generator to put in arbitrary values.
Please help us by supporting the idea.