3D modeling PCBs in KiCAD and designing their enclosures #ToolingTuesday @KiCad_PCB
Usually when ordering ready PCB modules, we rarely want to use them as-is. That’s why we design enclosures for them (or better yet, find it designed by someone else and just print – but I’m not going to cover it here). When designing an enclosure, it’s immensely helpful to have a model of the board to do test fittings.
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