Yes, I did (see below video). No change, still greyed out.
I have the same problem, I have down loaded a Model from https://rs.componentsearchengine.com/ or samasys and the 3d model came in with the footprint.
Unfortunately the model is not positioned in the correct place.
I'm evaluating CircuitStudio as it says it supports 3d parts.
But there seems to be no way to link to a 3d model and move it into position.
The models downloaded above Embed the model, but you cannot manually move and position the part into the correct place. It wrong on the default parts.
This is the whole point of using this tool. Whys this so hard?
OR is it me not understanding the tool well enough.
I cannot find any docs on this.
Has anybody worked out how to add 3d models(.step) to a part footprint and move it arround with the mouse.
I know this is possible in Altium Designer.
Place the 3D object.
In 2D mode, double-click on it - a dialog pops up, use the X-Y-Z axis rotation angle setings to position the body.
I think your question may be answered but if not then I'm not sure if your question is about moving or link vs. embedding.
Typically I prefer to embed the model rather than link to a file. The difference is that with a link, the step file remains separate and needs to be reachable. I have found it to be a problem when copying the design if the linked file does not get copied. If it is embedded in the library then the original step file is no longer needed.
As for moving parts in the design space, CS only allows moving in 2D mode as already mentioned. I believe that AD allows movement and positioning in 3D mode and that might confuse some users who use or have used AD in the past. In 2D mode you can move the shape (rectangle) but must move the height by numeric entry or using the menus for positioning. Adding snap points help. Based on a quick Google search I didn't find any CS tutorials for positioning 3D parts but you might review some of the AD tutorials and experiment with that knowledge. Though for some people this will be an unsatisfactory solution and I can't disagree.
I can use the "Embed Generic 3D model" button in the 3D Body dialogue box. Fine. Good.
The "Link To Generic 3D Model" button is greyed out, with the subtext: "Linking Unavailable in PCB Library"
I assume that this is functionality that the developers have removed from CircuitStudio, but have randomly left a greyed-out button for some reason.
Is my assessment correct?
There is no way to have updateable 3D model files in CircuitStudio? We are forced to embed them in the design and then go back to the PCB library component, delete the 3d body, import the updated 3d body, and re-position it w.r.t. the footprint?