PCB Rulers for You


#1

I haven’t seen that Pcbnew has any PCB rulers, so I’m sending this .zip file up the pipe for anyone to use.

There are 5 files in the .zip, all done in Inkscape:

  • ruler.General.white.svg (white background)
  • ruler.General.wood.svg (wooden background)
  • ruler.Ampacity.white.svg (white background)
  • ruler.Ampacity.wood.svg (wooden background)
  • ruler.worksheet.svg (worksheet for you to change/modify to make your own custom rulers)

Each ruler is 6" long, has scales for 1/10" as well as mm/cm, are accurate, and have other useful information included on each of them.

I have successfully exported the white background files as .png files from Inkscape, then used bitmap2component to convert them to .kicad_mod files and can attest that they are accurate. No scaling should need to be used with bitmap2component.

Enjoy.

PCB Rulers.zip (1.4 MB)


#2

Forgot to mention…
When using bitmap2component, select the option “Negative” when converting.