I'm curious if anyone out there knows of a method to convert Gerber-x files to some type of 3D CAD format. I prefer .sat, but I can import most common formats. This would be quite helpful for creating photorealistic 3D renderings. I'm using Protel99SE in the event there is some built in method that I haven't found.
I know that one of the versions of Protel (after 99SE) could export 3D models from the board in 3D function, but the rest of the "upgrade" was such a piece of shit that I couldn't bring myself to buy it...