[sdiy] PCB Panels
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
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).
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