Kicad DXF import changes my outline


I am trying to import a complex shape into PCBnew for a board outline from a DXF. The problem that I am having is Kicad seems to remove some of the small radius. Here is what I have drawn.

And here is what the import looks like.

Thanks in advance for your help,


The DXF import capability in KiCad does not support DXF
features like POLYLINES and ELLIPSIS;
any POLYLINES need to be split (Exploded) and your DXF has to be saved in R12 version/format

have a look at:
at the paragraph
‘6. Create and modify a board’
‘6.1.2. Using a DXF drawing for the board outline’

Questions about a Mezzanine Implementation in KiCAD

Worked great,
Many thanks,


and if you need to check your mechanical constrains or just export your board to mechanical environment, you may consider this tool:


Very nice,

This project does not really have much in terms of mechanical constants as it is only a holiday card. There is the one as the part that is tabbed out is a stand but I have a good idea that it will fit fine.

I will most definitely be making use of this is future. Thanks for writing it and making me aware of it,