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PCB-POOL® offers free 3D data for EAGLE-PCB-layout software

(PresseBox) (Aarbergen, ) The PCB manufacturer Beta LAYOUT LTD is now introducing a virtual 3D EAGLE viewer in its PCB-POOL®. The unique tool is called "brd-to-3D" and works with a proprietary library:

By uploading the EAGLE layout file (with more formats coming soon) the customer receives a "free" comprehensive 3D package consisting of:
- Photo-realistic images of your printed circuit board and SMD stencil
- A STEP file of the virtually assembled PCB
- A PDF formatted 3D view that rotates freely allowing all angles of viewing

The brd-to-3D tool is a complement to CadSofts EAGLE software that currently does not have a direct STEP-export.

Customers can also obtain a free laser-sintered 3D model of the assembled printed circuit board with the purchase of a PCB-POOL® prototype order.

For users not familiar with the 3D world the PCB-POOL® website provides prepared video tutorials that explain handling and processing of 3D files to the photo-realistic renderings.

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Beta LAYOUT ( is a leading company in Europe in the field of printed circuit board services. Beta LAYOUT was founded in 1989 as a service provider for printed circuit board design. Today, Beta LAYOUT GmbH not only produces and sells printed circuit board prototypes, high-tech PCBs, and small series according to the PCB-POOL® shared-cost principle at three locations in Germany, but also laser-cut SMD stencils, front panels including laser engraving and colour printing, 3D prints and prototypes for collision detection, in addition to the BETA eSTORE which offers tools and accessories for prototype PCB builds. Moreover, Beta LAYOUT offers the embedding of RFID chips in printed circuit boards, and SMT/THT assembly. Beta LAYOUT, with its headquarters in Aarbergen/Germany and further locations in Ireland, France, South Africa, and the US, has more than 200 employees. Beta LAYOUT GmbH is ISO 9001 and UL-certified. This guarantees a quality standard that is required by worldwide operating industrial enterprises.