[sdiy] Errors when importing Bitmap in Eagle

Brian Willoughby brianw at audiobanshee.com
Sat Jul 13 06:38:14 CEST 2019

Hmm, my first thought is that if you’re starting with Illustrator then you might want to look for a way to skip the bitmap file altogether.

Eagle and Gerbers work with vectors. Illustrator pretty much works exclusively with vectors.

When you save to a BMP and then use the BMP importer, you’re asking for a lot of intermediate translation that’s prone to error.


On Jul 12, 2019, at 5:59 PM, Schwarz Raphael <raphschwarz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone happen to know what’s going on when I try importing a BMP in Eagle. It was doing fine until recently
> It’s not the first time I get this message and I had trouble in the past when trying to import BMPs made on Illustrator.
> Somewhat reexporting them through another software did the trick but not anymore. I tried all day with different export schemes and no luck. it’s starting to get annoying.
> It goes through the lines (slowly as usual) and then fails at the end with this message

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