[sdiy] PCB Panels

Jason Nanna jasonnanna at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 02:19:36 CEST 2018

Not sure what you're trying to do graphically but since Kicad
dimensions are 1:1 as long as export/import resolutions are identical,
I just design to scale in inkscape and it comes out as a perfectly
sized footprint.  I'm sure if you change the DPI setting in
bitmap2component you should be able to rescale just by calculating the
appropriate ratio.
On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM Mike Beauchamp <list at mikebeauchamp.com> wrote:
> On 10/10/2018 04:19 PM, Jason Nanna wrote:
> > Yes, exporting a true non-antialiased 1-bit png helps as you don’t have to rely on the threshold value in bitmap2component.  Text in particular turns out more accurately.
> Thanks for the tip Jason, having used bitmap2component - I haven't been
> impressed with the results at times. Is there no threshold value in
> bitmap2component that can equal the results of what you're getting
> though? They must used different methods..
> I'm also sad to see that the KiCad 5 hasn't introduced a way to scale
> graphics imported from bitmap2component as well. I believe there's a
> website utility that can do it, but pretty lame that it's not
> implemented in the program itself (unless I've missed it).
> Mike
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