Helper application to convert Design Interchange Files to KiCAD Board Files
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This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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This program converts DXF files to kicad BRD files. The KICad board designer has very primitive support drawing shapes accurately. You can use this program to create a complex design in a real cad program, like qcad, and import it into a kicad BRD file.


To use this program, you must have dxflib installed. then use the command:

g++ dxf2brd.cpp -o dxf2brd -ldxflib

To compile the program.

Running the program

To run the program, execute the following command:

./dxf2brd some_dxf_file.dxf

It will produce BRD code as its output. to add this code to an existing BRD file, run the following command:

./dxf2brd some_dxf_file.dxf >> some_brd_file.brd