Eagle Cad is a fantastic schematic design program. If you’re not familiar with it, be sure to learn how to use Eagle Cad. Once you create your schematic and go through a few simple downloads, you can render your circuits in 3D. Thousands of the most common components are pre-modeled for your convenience. If you have a more uncommon component on your board, it renders a blank pad in its place. Plus, you can actually create your own 3D parts too.
- Comprehensive installation tutorial.
- The official Eagle3D website.
- Check out the thousands of components in the 3D parts library.
- How to make your own 3D parts.
You can also use Google Sketchup for your 3D Eagle models. Now that you’ve created a virtual board, head on over to the HacknMod store to pick up parts for your DIY projects. Thousands of satisfied electronics gurus already have, why haven’t you?