Earlier I posted a PCB Checklist of items to double-check when sending your board out to a fab. The Dangerous Prototypes blog pointed to a 3D EAGLE PCB tool from a Bulgarian-based developer called Cytec that takes an EAGLE BRD file and renders it in 3D for you.
The example board I have above is a render of my MSO Demo Board. And I have to be honest, it looks much like that one!
Generated from a database of 200 models, there are bound to be a few missing. Even in my case, the 1206 LED was missing, but I substituted a 0805 package. There wasn’t through-hole crystal. If I had the STP file though, it’d be no problem to upload it.
Several colors are available to render the image, but Purple isn’t one of them (sorry OSH Park!)
As long as your browser supports OpenGL, you’ll get a nice 360 view of the board. There are some EAGLE ULP scripts to do similar things, but none are as simple as drag-and-drop on Cytec’s tool.
One issue I ran into, the Mini-USB Connector I use on some of my boards didn’t render correctly, here is the output from my latest revision of BinBoo. Overall though, very nice job, very easy to visualize what the final board will look like.
Check out the tool on Cytec’s web site: http://3dbrdviewer.cytec.bg.