How do I create an arc? I need a slot on board edge


#1

With a round bottom. PCBNew instructions mention arc, but the edit circle does not show any start stop degrees. Newbee


#2

The arc tool is below the circle tool in the right hand toolbar.


#3

I’ve made a video about this one before, since I got sick of making boards that had super sharp corners:


#4

@ChrisGammell
When you’re moving from one corner of the board to another I hear a lot of mouse scratching and clicking. Over the years I’ve learned that zooming out on one corner and then zooming in on the new corner (with the scrollwheel) works a lot better.

I also find it strange you delete the orignial rectangle and draw a new lines. If you click on a line the endpoints get highlighted and you can simply drag the endpoints, which saves another round of panning over the board.


#5

Yep, good point, others pointed that out in the video comments. I was very used to the old method where you couldn’t click and drag outlines! It’s much better now :slight_smile:


#6

@john1w You may have a look at this alternative approach…