How to design a pcb for card edge socket?

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Hello, I want to design a pcb which will be plugged into a card edge socket. The pcb should like the one below.

I have never done such design before. It seems that the footprint design flow will be different from the normal one. Because the footprint should be placed in the exact position on the pcb and the pcb should have precise dimension.

Could someone provide a tutorial?

It will require some homework but, this can get you started

Thank you. The tutorial is very useful.


You can Import a DXF into the Footprint Editor - that would eliminate editing the .mod and moving lines to edge-cuts layer…

My tutorial on making Cutouts for Kicad’s PCB will get you there (same process).
But, any drawing/CAD program that exports/saves DXF will work.