my best advice: Update to v7 (even if it’s only a release-candidate version). That version introduced the native feature to load a bitmap in the background (I have not used it for myself - so no advice how it works).
The usecase was exactly yours - repair/reproduce a pcb.
There were also some threads on this forum in the past.
Hum ! I’m sorry I don’t understand what you want to do
At the end each layer is in B/W (black for traces and White for no-trace) when you provide Gerbert files to manufacturer they only take care of B/W no RGB … If you want to create multiple layers you need, one by one, to import as B/W layer and then in Kicad assign a color for display, but remember at the end you generate Gerber in B/W format !
Sorry Irvin , what you mean by " original board design " ?
You have, I.E, an Orcad design then you need to export to Kicad ?
Or you have multi-layers Gerber files each with one different colour ?
Sorry again …
OK, this means that you (or not) have components on each side?
You must first “delete” each component, then recover the missing traces, in the Top and bottom.
By the way, do you think there are multi-inner-layers?
In this case, your RGB snaps are useless!
For the best way I need to take photo with components, next remove components and take photo both layers. Bottom side must be mirrored.
This three images I want to place at correspondent layers to quick sqitch between these.
Next I place footprints and trace route what I see in images.
And finally I will transfer netlist to schematic to recreate ones.
I installed 7.0
When I import image into layer and release it I couldn’t find a way to select it and resize it again.
Moreover, I can’t do anything else with it, nor delete anything.
I’m seeing the same behavior.
I placed the image with PCB Editor / Place / Add Image. When it’s first placed, it has small square boxes in the corners and I can use it to resize the image. Once the image is unselected though, I can’t select it anymore, and thus I also can not move or resize it.
I can change the transparency of the image with Layers manager / Objects (tab) / Images, so that does work.
I am certain I once experimented a bit with this and I could move and resize pictures. I think it’s a bug, but I’m not quite sure as I have not used this feature much yet.
yes, it’s a bug. I cross-checked with a slightly older version (nightly from 27.01.) and there it worked (bitmap-selection + resizing + bitmap-deleting). So the bug was introduced during the last 5 days.