Circular board outline not registering in 3D model or gerber


#1

I’ve been trying to create a circular PCB and have tried both importing a DXF of a circle and drawing an arc. Despite being on the mechanical details layer neither method creates an outline that registers when I look at the 3D model or gerber files. There were no errors importing the dxf and I tried both closed and open shapes with the arc tool. Any advice would be much appreciated.


#2

Same issue.


#3

Are you using gerber-viewer.com to look at the gerbers? They have a bug and are not able to display the circular board outline. If you use a program like GERBV it’ll show the outline correctly.


#5

You are right, KiCAD’s GerbView does show the outline. The 3D model viewer inside the upverter doesn’t though.


#6

Hey Andrey,

Yes there’s an issue with 3D. We already have it in our tracker to be looked at.

Cheers,
Patryk


#7

This seems to be affecting my project, too – the 3D design doesn’t show the rounded rectangular board.
When I add a through hole, the 3D model shows only the through-hole as “board”, with the actual circuitry floating in midair.
It’s my first PCB design, so I’m trying to triple-check that I’ve set it up right. :slight_smile:

If I can verify that this is just a display issue, I can finally send this design to the printer!


#8

Hi Alex,

I can confirm that it is a the missing 3D board is a display issue. Your board outline is in your design. Sorry about that. we are working on a better 3D generator … hopefully it will be ready in a couple of months.

Good luck!

Michael