Convert Inkscape SVG drawings to KiCad PCB and footprint modules
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Svg2Shenzhen

Inkscape extension for exporting drawing into Kicad PCB

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Features

  • Draw Any kind of shapes without restriction (unlike svg2mod)
  • Support Drill Pad, and custom drill size
  • Support Edge Cut (PCB Shape)
  • Tested on OSX, and Windows and Linux

Install

Download latest version of svg2shenzhen-extension.zip

Extract and copy the files into the directory indicated in Edit -> Preferences -> System: User extensions

How to

1.Extension > Svg2Shenzhen > Prepare Document
2.Choose layer (F.Cu.. etc)
3.Draw PCB
4.Extension > Svg2Shenzhen > Export Kicad

Download and open Example PCB

Tips

  1. For Edge.Cut layers, you need to convert any polygons or objects to paths with only an outline, no fill. Don't use any groups on Edge.Cut layers and if you have paths with inner cut outs break them apart into separate paths.
  2. For Drill layers, place circle objects and they will be converted into drill pads in KiCad with the same diameter. These drills will not have annular rings unless you also add copper to the F.Cu and B.Cu layers. Don't use any groups on Drill layers either.

References

Support this project

This project is developed independently and without any connection to funding or big collective or organization, Donation is highly appreciated, go to https://www.patreon.com/badgeek become a patron and support this project

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