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How can I adjust the imported 3d body in Altium designer?

I've downloaded and imported the following SMPS transformer 3d model into Altium designer but it doesn't fit my footprint how can I adjust it by changing scales and moving pins?
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How can I securely mount this PCB to a 3D printed case?

This will be mounted to a 3D printed case that will have extra room (2x bigger than this PCB) for other accessories and cables, therefore will need to be secured to the back. I see there are holes, ...
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Importing 3D models from SamacSys to DesignSpark PCB

I'm relatively new to DesignSpark PCB. I've been using SamacSys to find the components that I intend to use, and importing them into DesignSpark using the ECAD part wizard tool. I'm generating the PCB ...
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Altium not showing PCB's body in 3D view

I am trying to copy the Arduino schematic, but when laying out my PCB in Altium I have issues with the 3D view. As you can see from the picture below, the PCB appears without problems in the board ...
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Can I find a file of a microchip for a 1:100000+ version on a 3D printing machine?

It would be cool to replicate a semiconductor microchip on a 3D printer, i.e. a C64, an intel processor, an AMD processor. Can you think of a kind of map file format which graphs many transistors and ...
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Does alumide provide any electromagnetic shielding?

Alumide is a new 3D printing material that contains aluminium dust. It is mechanically stiffer, but little is said about its conductivity and electromagnetic shielding properties. There is probably ...
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Resistor with first band in color black

I recently bought an Ender 3 3d Printer that comes with a cheap Chinese 24V 15A PSU. Unfortunately, the PSU went dead and by inspecting the board, I found out that two resistors were fried (both the ...
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Show tracks and via's in 3D view in the latest Altium Designer 20?

I want to view the tracks and via's in Altium Designer 20 when I am in 3D view (shift+s is not what I want since that will hide the components and only show the tracks and via's). How can I be in 3D ...
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lots of 3d sound in handsfree [closed]

My earphone gives lots of 3d sounds and when i eject little bit it sounds good, actually i’m repairing i-e change of jack. Kindly help Your reply will be highly obliged.
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LCD for SLA 3D Printer Resin Curing

I'm doing some research on what types of LCD displays can be used to filter and pass UV light for resin curing - specifically in the context of building a DIY 3D SLA printer. The community commonly ...
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Altium Designer 19.1.5: very dark 3D preview, black footprints

Anyone facing the same issue? How this could be fixed? Tried to do a clean install, but it doesn't help. I'm on Windows 10 with all the recent updates.
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How to import PCB 3D model (step file) designed in MCAD software in Altium and place PCB footprints, and route it?

I have my PCB board from Mechanical Design software as a Step file. Now, I want to import it into Altium Designer and place PCB footprints, and do the routing etc. I am looking for some guidelines or ...
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On what inherent parameters does the speed of mosfet depend in a SRAM cell circuit?

I want to design 3D IC with 2 stages for a simple SRAM cell. Some of the MOSFETs will be on the top stage while some on the bottom stage. The MOSFETs on the top stage are supposed to be degraded in ...
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Room lines stills on my pcb and the top layers tracks are not displayed in 3D view, Altium

The fact is that I have routed. I would like to know how to proceed when this kind of thing happens when using altium. The routed tracks can be seen perfectly in 2D view. But when click 3D view I can ...
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Altium 18 - Pad on board edge in 3D-VIEW/3D-PDF

Is there a way to show a half cut plated-hole/pad in 3D-VIEW/3D-PDF on the PCB edge with the board-outline?
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Altium 18 Place 3D bodyl dialog box missing

I'm trying to import a .step model into my footprint. I just upgraded to Altium 18 last night, and for some reason when I either click the icon to place 3D Body or go to the Place->3D Body menu, it ...
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Interpolate variable 0-24 V to power a 12 V fan and control its speed

I want to replace the two noisy 24 V brushless fans on my printer with high performance silent 12v fans, more specifically Noctua A4x10 FLX The 3D printer hot-end fan is on continuously with 24 volts, ...
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How to make a 3D .STEP model for components? [closed]

Any ideas? I'm really trying to make my own 3D components, I'v read something about solidworks but i havn't seen any tutorial about this topic until now...
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Altium STEP export has missing 3D parts

I'm relatively new with Altium Designer and I'm trying to export a pcb to a STEP model in order to build a chasis in solidworks, but when I export it, there are missing parts. Let the images guide you:...
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Altium Designer 3D collision/distance problem

I'm using Altium designer 17 and I want to make a 3D layout of my board. My only problem is that whenever I place a piece on the pcb, the component is flashing green and it says Collision. It ...
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Is there a way to use constructive interference to create a specific sound in a specific location?

With 8 speakers, one in each corner, can a combination of waves be emitted that are silent from the sources but form a coherent emission somewhere between? I mean that even if you walked around the ...
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Altium: problems with generation 3D body with IPC component wizard

I'm a big fan of this feature embedded in Altium. However some of the component generators have flaws: Chip resistor and chip capacitor generators making me a wrong component height (despite the "...
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What characteristics for 3D-printed capacitors made of interlacing conductive filament?

There are conductive filament for 3D printers which seem to have between 30 and 115 ohm/centimeter resistance depending on the axis. (Proto-Pasta conductive PLA) They can be 3D printed as a capacitor ...
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How do LCD displays with passive 3D polarize light?

I understand how this works with projectors but I cant find any explanation for LCD displays. From what I understand 2 images are interlaced and displayed at the same time. How is it possible that 2 ...
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Altium: STEP File of Board with Multiple Layer Stacks Exports Incorrectly

I have been having this issue for some time and have not yet figured out whether it is a user error or an Altium bug. I have a PCB design with two layer stackups: In the Altium 3D view it looks good....
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Altium: how to explode an imported 3D model

I've imported a 3D model of an enclosure and I want to check if my PCB will fit inside the box but I can't "open" the box inside Altium. How can I explode or take a 3D model apart in Altium?
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specific driver and motor combination

I am planning to make a 3D printer for a school project and would be grateful for your help. I want to combine the following driver [L298N Dual H Bridge DC Motor Driver IC; Driven part of the terminal ...
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Building a 3D IR scanner with USB power [closed]

I am trying to build a 3D scanner which can work with USB power. I am using an IR camera and a IR projector. I would like to scan objects up to a distance of 4m (indoor) with minimum 640x480 ...
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Converting Altium STP/STL model into solidwork

I need my STP/STL model to be re-captured in the 3D workspace environment from Altium to SolidWorks. Can any one help me on this and can it indeed be done? Norman
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Indoor Location Tracker for Automated Cameraman

I am new to Electronic Hardware, but have prior experience with Custom built web applications. Recently purchased Raspberry Pi and have been thinking of different projects to make with it as the ...
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LCD driver: What changes in 3-D mode?

Facts: We know that a system needs high data transfer speed if it works with +120 Hz refresh rate and +1080p resolution(This mostly requires DVI dual link). We know that in a 3-D system with shutter, ...
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Convert 5v 20mA to 12v 0.4Amps

I am going to be making a 3d printer and i have made a circuit to control it. However, the stepper motor is 12v 0.4amps and the circuit is 5v 20mA. I need a way to amplify, but if you can show me, ...
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How to track the 3d movement of a small animal in a 4x4x8 meter cage?

I need to track the movement of a small animal (60 grams) in a cage which contains plants, shelter, branches and so on. I need all three coordinates in real time. Spatial resolution should should not ...
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Using Arduino for 3d heating bed

I would like to use an arduino system to control a heating pad that I will be using in my system. http://www.amazon.com/Signswise-200x200mm-Silicone-Heating-Printer/dp/B00ZP3XCS4/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=...
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Are only word sizes used as structural elements in machine computation?

Research: I have been looking for some time online. everything i know in-fact. ive liked sparse matrix representations, i have found gate level sharing optimization after 'formula reduction' and ...
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3D display, that's actually3D [closed]

So one night, (last night) i was in bed trying to get to sleep, and then something came to mind, this one thing came to my mind and got me excited. You may now be wondering what came to my mind, or ...
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How to rotate 3D body around X axis in Altium Designer

I have a simple question about Altium Designer 13.1, to what I could not find the answer so far. How can I rotate a 3D body object around the X axis? I have checked at here and on Google without any ...
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What type of equipment can I use to detect object 3d distance?

I would use a kinect but that's too cumbersome. I want to ditch the camera and the microphones leaving me with the "3d sensor" but what is this mystery sensor even made of? I would use some sort of ...
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Altium 3D not showing textures

i Finished my design and now im trying to make it fully 3D with STEP 214 models formwww.3dcontentcentral.es however as you can see even when im gettign the right models they just look like this, when ...
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How do you measure a distance along the Z axis in Altium?

If you hit CTRL+M, it's easy to take a measurement along the x or y axis. If you want to measure along the Z axis (for instance, the height of a 3D body), how do you do it? I googled "measure the ...
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How to Control a 3D Printer Extruder [closed]

I am trying to control a 3D Printer Extruder that I got online. I know that for the most part, a person would just plug this in to a circuit board and it would just work. I want to make my own circuit ...
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3D Rotation Using Fixed Point Arithmetic - Rotating Object is Deforming (and Shrinking)

I have an FPGA board (Virtex 5) for which I have created a Wireframe GPU with the ability to rotate a sample object using a 3 Axis Trackball. Additionally, I have connected the board to a PC Monitor. ...
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Trouble deciding on how to build a LiDAR system for 2D and/or 3D mapping

OVERVIEW OF MY LIDAR PROJECT Three of us are attempting to build a 2D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system to scan an indoor area or tunnel system. The data will be used to reconstruct a 2D ...
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3D accurate position sensing of a point

I want to sense the 3D position of an object with respect to some fixed reference. The position of the point will be within a meter of the reference. The accuracy should be very high, possibly within ...
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What tool can make a nice 3D image of a via?

I found this graphic somewhere on the web, but now I need to create a similar illustration for some training, but with a 16 layer board having traces coming in on other layers etc. What is the ...
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