I have my layout all done and am creating the various fabrication and assembly files.
If I select File > Plot, and then click Generate Drill Files…, I am take to the the Generate Drill Files dialog.
If I set Map File Format to PDF and click Generate Map File and then open up the PDF, all I see is a table of all the different drill sizes used by my layout and the various representative symbols for each drill size.
However, if I set Map File Format to Gerber and click Generate Map File and then open up the Gerber in Gerbview for example, I get this same table with all the different drill sizes used by my layout with the various representative symbols for each drill size in the upper left corner and I also get the outline of my PCB with all the drill size symbols placed at all the correct drill locations.
I am wondering if this is a bug, or by design, or am I missing something? I would have expected that the PDF version would look the same as the Gerber version, just in a different file format.
I’m using KiCAD (5.1.6)-1.