I have some Adafruit boards that I would like to incorporate into a layout as if they were components. Is there a way to convert the board into a single, standalone footprint that I can assign to a custom component? Or do I have to create a footprint manually from the board’s dimensions?
But can I ask for somewhat deeper instructions on the “export from FreeCAD” step? I’m not familiar with FreeCAD.
I was able to import the board using the script. But when I try to export the DXF file, nothing gets produced (that’s even after I told FreeCAD it could download and install the libraries necessary to do the export).
I can export other formats (e.g., SVG). So I’m almost there, but apparently doing something wrong. Do I need to select/define a 2D projection of the model? If so, how do I do that?
you need to move the workbench from Part to Draft
then in Draft select the object and the Draft option in Menu “Shape 2D view”
then select the 2D object “Shape2DView” and export it to DXF
this is a result for a semi-complex board