Layout


3D Models This category is about the 3D modeling capabilities of KiCad, including the ability to import models of the components and export models of the entire PCB for external programs. Gerbers (GerbView) If you have issues generating or viewing your gerbers, you should post about it here. Also issues with file formates or understanding what gerbers should be used for. Footprints This category is specifically about footprints. It is nested inside of the "Layout" category, as it is closely tied to it. For all issues with the actual software (import errors, etc), please post under the "software" section.
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About the Layout category 2 December 14, 2014
Export PCB as Step 5 March 31, 2020
"3D model visibility" (Through hole, SMD, Virtual) 9 March 31, 2020
StepUP "missing modules" error 9 March 31, 2020
Need help using replicate_layout plugin 22 March 30, 2020
Moving PCB footprint with wires connected? 5 March 30, 2020
Board Setup from Eagle DRU 14 March 30, 2020
Separate setting for the GRID SPACE and SNAP SPACE 2 March 30, 2020
3-D Part Footprints - Works Great! 4 March 30, 2020
How do I snap to the center of holes when dimensioning? 24 March 29, 2020
No "Move Relative To" section in Version: (5.1.5)-3, release 3 March 29, 2020
How to define a custom trench in the PCB between different layers? 34 March 29, 2020
Is it possible to have two 3D models for one component on PCB and switch between them quickly? 8 March 29, 2020
SVG export issue: Oval pad svg Paste layer-> simple line, needs rounded rect pad 10 March 28, 2020
6-Pin Terminal Footprint and 3D-Printed Mount 1 March 28, 2020
Component Text references (U1, R1, etc.) were moved in PCB editor but remain in previous location in 3D viewer 8 March 28, 2020
PCB outlines pickup problem 4 March 28, 2020
Mask Defined and Pad Defined Pads 5 March 27, 2020
Drawing wires on both sides of the PCB board 2 March 27, 2020
Deleting an entire track in pcbnew [SOLVED] 13 March 26, 2020
My PCB layout editor refuses to load? 42 March 26, 2020
Cannot connect trace to through-hole on DVI connector 21 March 26, 2020
3D Component PCB background color issue 4 March 26, 2020
Creating a square soldermask aperture with rounded edges in KiCAD (5.1.5)-3 64-b 6 March 25, 2020
Printing PCB with air-wires / ratenset 10 March 25, 2020
Power MOSFET Footprint Run Amok :-( 16 March 25, 2020
Filled zones not working 4 March 23, 2020
2n3904 SMD SOT 23 issues 20 March 23, 2020
Tracks and pads are too thick after printing 14 March 23, 2020
Defining Through Holes 9 March 23, 2020