The ultimate option: BRD-TO-3D

Upload your .brd file to our configurator.

Your component designations are automatically assigned and placed with appropriate 3D models from our 3D library. You receive a finished STEP file at no charge. You can make additions and replace components in your MCAD system.

If no MCAD system is available to you, we recommend FreeCAD in combination with a components provider such as 3D Content Central.

Other options

IDF (Intermediate Data Format): A data format that only contains coordinates and outlines of PCBs, drilled holes and components. Each individual 3D component must be read in by a third party tool or by MCAD software and placed at the intended position. IDF can be created with EagleIDFExporter.ulp.

A very elaborate solution, which reads data into Sketchup using the eagle_Export.ulp, as well as other programs and plug-ins. Sketchup cannot read-in STEP-files neither can it output them. 3D components must be manually created and assigned.