Continuing the discussion from Import DXF Board to PCB New:
I am trying to import a DXF file used to define the board edge cut in a new Pcbnew file.
I started with a .dxf file created by AutoCAD 2011 and saved as an ASCII R12/LT2 DXF file: no luck.
I then imported the above AutoCAD .dxf file into libreCAD, did the manipulation recommended in the KiCAD Pcbnew documentation: exploding the polyline and saving as DXF R12 format. Still no luck importing into Pcbnew.
I then tried something simpler: starting from scratch in libreCAD I created a simple 2 inches by 1 inch rectangle made of 4 lines. The bottom left of the rectangle is at position (0,0). I saved this again in DXF R12 format and tried to import into Pcbnew, still no luck.
I finally tried importing the NONAME_6_ASCII.dxf file mentioned in the above post in Pcbnew; still no result.
To import in Pcbnew I do the following:
- File --> New, to create a new board
- File --> Import --> DXF File, this opens the import DXF File dialog
- Select the .dxf file to import using Browse
- Select the origin: I tried all the choices, normally I do center of page
- Layer set to Edge.Cuts
- Press OK button
Then absolutely nothing happens; no error message, nothing on the display.
I have all the layers enabled on the left panel.
I tried with both the Default and OpenGL view.
I am using:
Pcbnew ver 4.0.1 - stable release build
wxWidget 3.0.2 Unicode and Boost 1.57.0
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, SP1), 64 bits