Openmoko has released the CAD files for the Neo 1973 and Neo FreeRunner under Creative Commons BY-SA license. These are available in the original Pro/ENGINEER (.asm and.prt) format and have also been converted to IGES (.igs) and STEP (.stp) formats.
We welcome your assistance in providing other formats. If you are able to convert CAD files from Pro/E format to other formats, please contact . We are especially interested in the DXF format and in images rendered from these files.
The following software is able to deal with these files containing the CAD models.
An easy way to get started is to instal gCAD3D in /opt/ as /opt/gCAD3D/ and in its /opt/gCAD3D/dat/ directory make a symbolic link to the unpacked Neo_FreeRunner_GTA02_casing directory. Then start from /opt/gCAD3D/ the application with ./gCAD3D and via 'Open Model' in the 'File' menu you are able to select NEW-DIR and go to the step or iges directory and select either load gta02-mme01_asm.stp or gta02-mme01_asm.igs. While doing this, gCAD3D will something about DIR-1, simply click 'yes'. Note that both imports are done differently and both have their own particular buffer overflow errors. Try them both from a freshly started gCAD3D.
Loading the entire models will take some time, just let the application do its thing. IF you are only concerned with some parts, the application will perform much better by loading only those. Please improve these instructions when possible or contribute to the packaging process of this software for Ubuntu.
VariCAD is also able to import the STEP files, but version 3.04 is not yet able to import the 3D IGES files, only 2D IGES files. VariCAD viewer is free to use, however VariCAD draw application is available in a trial version for one month or can be purchased for longer use. See also offical site.
Loading the complete model is too much for VariCAD, however loading only the parts you are concerned with works very good. CTRL+M1 is pane, SHIFT+M1 is scale and CTRL+SHIT+M1 is rotate.