EagleUp: modelling tool for electronics

Eagle (free schematic and PCB editor) meets SketchUp (free 3D modelling tool)

Here’s an excellent tool for those of you using digital fabrication techniques to build enclosures for your DIY electronics projects. EagleUp takes your Eagle PCB design files and converts them into 3D SketchUp models.

Eagle and SketchUp are both popular choices in the DIY community, so this plugin is a welcome addition to the toolkit. For those of you who might want this functionality but prefer an open source software package, take a look at the 3D modelling capabilities of open source schematic editor KiCAD.

I’ll definitely be trying this tool out on my next project, and updating my project box tutorial with the results.

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