From the Website

Please follow these steps to link a 3D model to the footprint:

  1. Open the 3D Model by clicking on the File icon, then pressing Open.

  2. You can now click on Open from my computer... where you can locate the 3D model on your drive. After pressing Open agian, the file will open on Fusion 360.

  3. Save the new file on your main project folder. For this case, we used the Admin Project.

  4. After opening the library by following this tutorial, please click on Packages. If any package exists, please right-click on the package and delete it.

  5. Please go to the Footprints tab, and right-click over the footprint. Click at Create New 3D Model.

  6. Go to the Data Panel at the top left, and then select your project. For this case, we used the Admin Project.

  7. Drag and drop your 3D model to open it over your footprint. You can now use the Move/Copy dialog box to place it over the footprint and save the file.

From the Plugin

Please follow these steps to link a 3D model to the footprint:

  1. From the Main 3D Menu, go to the TOOLS tab, and select the SnapEDA plugin. Log in on the incoming window.

  2. Search and download the component. For this case, the library should have an available 3D model.

  3. Ensure the 3D model at the Package tab matches the Footprints tab information. At this point, you can save the Library file by using Ctrl+S.


  4. On the Footprints tab, right-click the component’s footprint. Then, select the Attach Copy of Existing 3D Model option.

  5. On the Available Packages window that opened, please select the downloaded 3D model. Then click save on the next window.

  6. This creates a new package on the Packages tab. Open the new package by double-clicking it. Notice there’s a 3D model attached to the footprint sketch.

Rotating a 3D model to the footprint plane

If the downloaded 3D model is rotated in relation to the footprint plane. you can follow the next steps:

  1. Hide the footprint by clicking the eye icon next to Sketches in the Browser Tree.

  2. Select the 3D model, go to the SOLID tab, then select Move/Copy in the Modify toolbar - Or press ‘M’ on the keyboard. This will open the Move/Copy dialog box.

  3. Select Rotate as the Move Type, then click on Origin, to select the main axis of rotation (X,Y,Z). Type the rotation angle in the required axis, then click OK.

  4. Unhide the footprint by clicking the eye icon next to Sketches in the Browser Tree, then press Ctrl+S, to save this package change on the Library.


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