Gerbview export to PCBnew including drill files?

Hello All,

I’m using gerbview to get some gerber files into pcbnew and it work very well. However the via’s (TH and blind) are a mess. It seams the (Excellon) drill files are ignored.
Am I doing something wrong or is this feature not implemented?
Should I assign a drill file to a layer?
Found this (https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1646221) but don’t know if it is related.

Any other way to get the right via’s into pcbnew?

Thanks for any help.
F.

Application: GerbView
Version: 5.1.5, release build
Libraries:
wxWidgets 3.0.4
libcurl/7.68.0 OpenSSL/1.1.1d zlib/1.2.11 libidn2/2.3.0 libpsl/0.21.0 (+libidn2/2.2.0) libssh2/1.9.0 nghttp2/1.39.2
Platform: Linux 4.19.107-1-MANJARO x86_64, 64 bit, Little endian, wxGTK
Build Info:
wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8) GTK+ 3.24
Boost: 1.71.0
OpenCASCADE Technology: 7.4.0
Curl: 7.67.0
Compiler: GCC 9.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
USE_WX_OVERLAY=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=ON
KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
KICAD_USE_OCE=OFF
KICAD_USE_OCC=ON
KICAD_SPICE=ON

No, there is no option to export the drill files to pcbnew.

That was my original bug report. I think there are improvements coming, and the last mention there was this

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote on 2019-05-05: #1
Didn’t notice this was already in the tracker. I have a few parts of this that are in progress and this is is generally a good baseline.
status: New → In Progress

Some chatter is also here


but I did not see if anyone tried latest builds for progress.

Maybe it is bumped to KiCad 6.0.0-rc1 ?

I just tried in the newest builds but no luck. At least not in the way I imagined it would be implemented. It would be really nice to have this feature :slight_smile: