Hi guys !
Referring to EESchema, I’d like to resize the drawing table (the one located at bottom right that accomodates Titles, Date, Revision and so on). I’d like to customize it, first of all reducing its dimensions in order to get more room to draw my schema.
Many thanks, regards
You can choose between several “paper sizes” or make a custom size in:
Eeschema / File / Page Settings
This is also the place where you enter the data that goes in the title block.
For custom layouts you can try the “Page Layout Editor” which is the right most icon in the project manager:
I’m not sure if that program even works though. There were some troubles with it … years ago, and after that I have not really tried to even use it.
On my Linux box the pre-defined paper layouts are in:
paul@dualcore:/usr/share/kicad/template$ ls -h *wks
The .kicad_wks files themself are a very easy to read S-Format, so you can even edit these files easily with a text editor.
Yes, you can tweak the heck out of the worksheet (wks) layout, lines and text… I saved several as Templates.
Example of mine below… much smaller than the stock version…
Perfect !!! Just done my first template…more to come
Thank you both very much !
I have just made an A5 template, but the page size is still A4. How do I change that?
Well Duh!! of course it is.
Thanks BlackCoffee you saved me again.
A5 Landscape.kicad_wks (1.8 KB)
Hmm not doing quite what I had hoped.
I originally ‘made’ this from an A4 template that I created earlier.
A4 Landscape.kicad_wks (2.2 KB)
Can somebody have a look and see where I have gone wrong.
A5 dimensions are 148 x 210
Your graphic is much smaller than 148x210. You can see the A5 page border in scrnshot
You can position cursor at desired location and press Spacebar to set 0,0 for Info/Dimension checking… The Dim’s are displayed at lower right of panel.
I realise what is wrong. I started with an original copy of an A4 sheet and made the design from there.
Now I know I should have started with a new sheet and set the A5 size in CUSTOM first.
Oh well back to the drawing board.
Thanks for the help guys.
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