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1 Sketchup rendering of the first revision of our board. We were happy with what we saw, and decided to use this version for our initial prototype run.

  1. 1 Sketchup rendering of the first revision of our board. We were happy with what we saw, and decided to use this version for our initial prototype run.
  2. 2 The prototype with components placed
  3. 3 Sketchup rendering of second revision before production: in the top left, you can see that the silk screen that says AREF needs to be moved before we send it off to production. This is arguably visible when viewing the model inside Eagle PCB too, but it is easier to spot in SketchUp.
  4. 4 Final revision before production; here, we fixed the errors we saw in the previous rendering.
  5. 5 Here is how the same third revision looks inside Eagle CAD. It is certainly possible to get an overview of how the final product will look from just this image, but having a more true-to-life 3D model with components placed makes it much easier.
  6. 6 This is a view of the back side of the PCB from Sketchup. This view makes it easy to verify that the silk screen text is correct. When viewed inside Eagle PCB, the text is only visible mirrored, which makes it much harder to visualize.
  7. 7 Here is the final production version, with components placed. It looks very similar to our final SketchUp rendering.

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  1. Nice! How did you make the 3D visualisation on SketchUp? Did you do it using a PCB package that supports 3D (like diptrace) or did you use SketchUp alone?

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