Thư Viện 3D Altium - Generate 3D Model Files From Pcb Libraries

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Workspace thư mục Types Creating an cửa nhà Uploading 3d Models khổng lồ a Connected Workspace Downloading nội dung Data Soft Deletion

Parent page: Workspace content Types

Altium Designer, in conjunction with your connected Workspace, caters for the ability to lớn create & manage 3 chiều models (3D mã sản phẩm Items) in that Workspace. Used in a similar fashion khổng lồ file-based linked 3 chiều models, a 3D model Item can hold a 3D model file, that is then referenced through a 3D body attached to a standard 2d footprint. Once a 3D model has been created within the Workspace (and data uploaded into a revision of it), it can be reused in future board-level thiết kế projects.

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Folder Type

When creating the folder in which to store 3d models, you can specify the folder"s type. This has no bearing on the nội dung of the folder – uploading will always result in a 3D model Item. It simply provides a visual "clue" as to lớn what is stored in a thư mục and can be beneficial when browsing a Workspace for particular content. To nominate a folder"s use as a container for 3 chiều model, set its Folder Type as 3d Models, when defining the folder properties in the Edit folder dialog.

Specifying the thư mục type – its intended use – gives a visual indication of the nội dung of that folder when browsing the Workspace.

Another important aspect of the parent thư mục is the Item Naming Scheme employed for it. This defines the format of the quality ID for each công trình created in that particular folder. Several default example schemes are available, utilizing the short-form code for either the folder type (A3DL – Altium 3d Library) or the nội dung type (A3D – Altium 3D):

$CONTENT_TYPE_CODE-001-0000 – for example, A3D-001-0001.$CONTENT_TYPE_CODE-001-A00 – for example, A3D-001-A01.$FOLDER_TYPE_CODE-001-0000 – for example, A3DL-001-0001.$FOLDER_TYPE_CODE-001-A000 – for example, A3DL-001-A001.

Using a default naming scheme, the software will automatically assign the next available chất lượng ID, based on that scheme, having scanned the entire Workspace và identifiers of existing content. This can be a great time-saver when manually creating 3d models.

A custom scheme can also be defined for a folder by typing it within the field, ensuring that the variable portion is enclosed in curly braces (e.g. STEP3D-001-0000).

The chiến thắng Naming Scheme of the parent folder is applied to lớn the unique ID for each cống phẩm created within that folder.

The Item Naming Scheme employed for the parent thư mục can be changed at any time. The modified scheme will then be applied to any subsequent newly-created nội dung within that folder.

Content Type

When creating the target 3D mã sản phẩm Item in which khổng lồ store your 3D model file, ensure that its Content Type is set to 3d Model, in the Create New thành công dialog. If you are creating the thắng lợi in a 3 chiều Models type folder, this content type will be available from the right-click context menu when creating the Item.

Creating a 3D mã sản phẩm Item within a 3d Models folder – the correct Content Type is available on the context menu.

When defining the 3D mã sản phẩm Item, lớn which the source 3D mã sản phẩm file is uploaded, be sure to specify the type of lifecycle management to be used for the 3 chiều model, và the naming scheme employed for its revisions, respectively.

Control over which nội dung types can use a particular lifecycle definition or revision naming scheme, can be defined & enabled at a global level from within the content Types dialog, when defining each schema. The mặc định schemes assigned for use by a 3D mã sản phẩm are: Generic Lifecycle và 1-Level Revision Scheme, respectively.

Once a 3D mã sản phẩm file has been uploaded into the initial revision of a 3D model Item, these schemes cannot be changed for that particular Item.

Specify the required schemes in the Create New Item dialog, using the Lifecycle DefinitionRevision Naming Scheme fields respectively.

If the option to lớn control use of lifecycle definitions & revision naming schemes per nội dung type is enabled for any definitions/schemes, & the 3 chiều Model content type is not set to use a particular definition/scheme, then that definition/scheme will not be available in the applicable drop-down list.

Selecting the Lifecycle Definition và Revision Naming schemes for a manually created 3 chiều model.

Observing standard revision naming schemes & lifecycle definitions, across the various types of design content in a Workspace ensures smooth, consistent management of this content.
It is a good idea to showroom a Name và Description as part of the 3 chiều model"s definition. This information is used when searching the Workspace và enables quick identification of what a 3D model offers.

Uploading a 3D model File

A new revision of a 3D model Item can be created by uploading the applicable model file. Thiscan be performed in a couple of ways - see Uploading Data into a New Revision of an thành quả for more information.

Supported formats for the uploaded model file are:

STEP file (*.step; *.stp)Parasolid file (*.x_t; *.x_b)Solid
Works Part file (*.sldprt)

Reusing a 3d Model

Related page: Controlling Access khổng lồ Workspace Content

Once a 3D mã sản phẩm file has been uploaded lớn a Workspace,and its lifecycle state set khổng lồ a cấp độ that the organization views as ready for use at the thiết kế level, & its lifecycle state set to lớn a màn chơi that the organization views as ready for use at the thiết kế level,that 3D model can be reused in future board-level design projects.

A 3D body is used to lớn provide the three-dimensional representation of the component in the PCB domain, and is typically placed và defined in conjunction with the standard 2 chiều footprint model, when defining that footprint mã sản phẩm (which is then saved khổng lồ the Workspace as a revision of a target footprint).

The quickest, and easiest way to lớn use a revision of a 3 chiều model, is to place it directly from the Workspace into a PCB or PCB Library document, creating a 3D body toàn thân object that references that revision. The 3D body object can then be fine-tuned as required. Lớn place:

Ensure a PCB Library (or PCB) document is xuất hiện as the active thiết kế document.Drag và drop the required revision of the 3D model (from the Explorer panel) into the document thiết kế space. Alternatively, right-click on the required revision of the 3D mã sản phẩm and choose the Place command from the context menu.
Drag and drop (or right-click & Place) the top-level entry for an tác phẩm itself, to place an instance of the latest revision of that Item.

Conversely, if you are defining the 3D body toàn thân object, and want khổng lồ reference a 3D model that is stored in a Workspace, this can be done from within the Properties panel, when defining the properties for the body.

To vì chưng so:

In the 3D model Type region of the panel, choose the Generic option.In the Source region of the panel, choose the Server option.

Manually linking a 3D toàn thân object khổng lồ a revision of a 3D model Item, in the target Workspace.

The 3D mã sản phẩm Item being used can be changed at any time – click
và select a revision of a different 3D mã sản phẩm Item.
The status of the linked 3D model Item is reflected on the Properties panel. If a newer revision of the linked thành tựu is available, click the
button, to use that latest revision.
Where 3d models (e.g. STEP) have been embedded into the 2 chiều footprint models within a PCB Library document (*.Pcb
Lib), the PCB footprint editor provides a utility with which khổng lồ extract those models. Learn more about
Extracting 3d Models from a PCB Library.

Saving a PCB 2D/3D Component model into the Workspace

When directly editing the source 2 chiều footprint model stored within a revision of a footprint – within a temporary PCB Library Editor – you can define a 3D body object for it, with that toàn thân referencing (linked to) a revision of a 3D model Item in a Workspace. The following happens upon saving of that footprint model:

Updating a 3 chiều Model

If you need to change the 3D mã sản phẩm stored in a 3D mã sản phẩm Item, upload the required new mã sản phẩm to that item – the new model will be stored in the next revision of that Item.

Updating Related Footprints

When you make a change khổng lồ a 3d model, the moment you upload that change into a new revision of the 3D mã sản phẩm Item, any footprints that use that model will become effectively out of date, still using the previous revision. In most cases, you will no doubt want to re-save those footprints, with the respective mã sản phẩm links updated lớn use the latest revision available. Khổng lồ streamline this process your Workspace, in conjunction with Altium Designer, facilitates the ability to lớn update related footprints – at the point of uploading khổng lồ the latest revision of the 3d model.

Once uploaded, if any footprints currently reference the 3d model, a dialog will appear asking whether or not you wish to update those footprints.

If you want khổng lồ keep all related footprints using the current revision of the 3 chiều model, click No in the dialog. Only the mã sản phẩm itself will then be uploaded.

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A PCB Library document is then opened in its associated temporary editor (for direct editing). When multiple footprints use the 3 chiều model, rather than separate instances of PCB Libraries being opened, a single Pcb
Lib document is presented, containing all affected PCB 2D/3D component models.

The revision of the referenced 3D mã sản phẩm is not updated to the latest automatically – you will need to vì chưng this manually, if required, from the Properties panel.

Once the 3D body for a model is updated to reference the latest revision of the 3D mã sản phẩm Item (where needed), click the

button (on the Quick Access Bar, or from the PCB Lib Standard toolbar) or select the Save to Server command from the main menus (shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+S), to lớn save the modified model(s) into new revision(s) of the corresponding footprint(s), back in the target Workspace:

If multiple footprintrevisions are affected, the Edit footprints dialog will appear. This lists all footprint revisions that are scheduled to be saved. địa chỉ cửa hàng release notes as required. After clicking OK, the save will proceed, và the temporary PCB Library editor then closed.
As part of the re-saving of the footprint(s), you will also have the opportunity khổng lồ update any parent component(s) – this is performed automatically if the option khổng lồ update is left enabled.

Downloading a 3D model File

Download the 3D mã sản phẩm file stored in a revision of a 3d model, by right-clicking on that revision (in the Explorer panel) & choosing the Operations » Download command from the context menu. The tệp tin will be downloaded into a sub-folder under the chosen directory, named using the nhà cửa Revision ID. The file can be found in the Released folder therein.

Access the Download command from the top-level entry for a 3D mã sản phẩm itself, to download the 3D mã sản phẩm file stored in the latest revision of that model.
Click the Explore button in the Download from Server dialog, to lớn quickly explore lớn the tải về folder.

Soft Deletion

When connected to lớn a Workspace, flexible functionality is available for removing a 3D mã sản phẩm directly from within Altium Designer, from the Explorer panel. Right-click on the 3d model"s entry in the panel and choose the Delete Item command from the context menu. The Delete Items dialog will appear, in which to confirm the deletion. The kích hoạt is actually a "soft delete", whereby the 3D mã sản phẩm will be moved into the Trash area of the Workspace. The Trash is essentially a recycle bin into which any nội dung within your Workspace can be moved (through a soft delete action). It is isolated from the rest of the Workspace.

Multiple 3d models can be deleted in a single action. Select all required models using standard multi-select controls (Shift+Click, Ctrl+Click), then right-click and choose the Delete Items command from the context menu.

Soft deletion of a 3d model. The mã sản phẩm will be moved lớn the Workspace"s Trash area.

To proceed with the deletion, click the

button. The 3Dmodel will be removed và a Deletion Summary dialog will confirm successful deletion. If there was an issue with deletion, this will be flagged khổng lồ you.

The content deleted in this manner can be found on the Trash of the Workspace"s browser interface. Lưu ý that you can only view the nội dung that you have personally soft deleted. Administrators will be able to see the full nội dung of the Trash page – so all nội dung that hasbeen soft deleted.

Things to lớn consider in relation to a soft deleted 3 chiều model:

The 3D mã sản phẩm will not be available from your kiến thiết software, or from within the web interface.Anywhere the mã sản phẩm was being used will reflect that the model has been deleted.Amodel can be restored, or permanently deleted from the Trash page, provided you have editing rights. Permanent deletion is only possible provided it is not being used by a parent Item.
Note that if you have soft deleted a 3D mã sản phẩm – moving it to lớn the Trash – you can create a new 3D mã sản phẩm with that same name again. If you were lớn subsequently restore the original model, and the original name is taken, an integer suffix will be used, to lớn keep its name unique within the Workspace.

The features available depend on your Altium sản phẩm access level. If you don’t see a discussed feature in your software, tương tác Altium Salesto find out more.

Altium Library Loader

Have a question or query? kiểm tra out the Altium Library Loader FAQ



1. Download Altium Library Loader from here

2. Extract the *.ex_ file from the “Altium Library Loader” folder

3. Rename the *.ex_ khổng lồ *.exe

4. Double-click the *.exe lớn begin the installation

5. Accept, or click Browse to lớn change the path to your website browser downloads folder. Note: This sets the default folder in which Altium Library Loader opens downloaded ECAD Models. Then click “Next >” to continue.


6. Click “Next >” to lớn continue.


7. Note: The installation will create a backup of the file (DXP.RCS) that is modified to lớn customise the Altium Designer menus. Click “OK” to lớn continue.


8. Once the installation is complete, a website page is opened to prompt you khổng lồ launch Altium Designer.


Using Altium Library Loader

1. Select “Symbols | Footprints | 3d Models” from the file menu.


If you receive this message:


You will need khổng lồ Uninstall Library Loader from địa chỉ cửa hàng or Remove Programs.


2. Enter or Register for a free Samac
Sys Account. Note: If you previously had Library Loader installed then these account details will be filled in for you.


3. Click the “ECAD Models” button.


4. Enter Keyword(s) in the tìm kiếm box & then press Enter or click the search button. Alternatively, you can click “OPEN ECAD mã sản phẩm (*.epw, *.zip)” if you have downloaded an ECAD model from our or a partners website.


5. Select and review the part you wish lớn use, & then click địa chỉ cửa hàng TO DESIGN. Note: You can also click MORE INFORMATION to lớn gain access khổng lồ Datasheets, Pricing, Stock and Pinout data. You can also click the Symbol, Footprint & 3D model images khổng lồ view them in more detail.


6. If you receive the following message, then you will need lớn create a new or mở cửa an existing schematic (*.Sch
Doc) before clicking the add TO kiến thiết button.


7. Altium Library Loader will now build the ECAD model into your library.


8. The part will then be placed in the bottom left corner of your schematic ready for dragging into place.


Note: to prevent this message from popping up every time you add TO DESIGN, you can uncheck “Show địa chỉ TO design Instruction” from the Login và Settings page.


9. The component will now be in your library complete with Footprint & 3D Model.


10. If you wish to mô tả your experience with using Altium Library Loader, please click the nói qua button.


11. If you need further help or wish to lớn get back khổng lồ this page, please click the Help button.

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