Hello, I am unable to print images in the schematic. I have a truth table in some pages added as Bitmap image and they don’t show in the printing, whatever physical printer or virtual/pdf I choose. I am using Windows 11 and KiCAD 6.07. Thanks for your help.
EDIT: Adding the OS and kiCAD version.
August 30, 2022, 7:47am
Have you tried exporting it as PDF and check if the image is shown?
Yes, I tried to print to .pdf, and Export → Drawing to clipboard, they are not working. The preview to print also is not showing the bitmap. Thanks for your help.
Please upload the schematic, so we can investigate further.
You could also try File–>Plot–>to PDF (maybe that helps as workaround).
August 31, 2022, 5:34am
Can you share your schematic? It seems very odd and I guess there is an easy solution
Here is one
Sensor1.kicad_sch (121.2 KB)
page of the schematic, that table is an image
August 31, 2022, 12:25pm
The drawing was produced using a 6.99 version.
You are using 6.0.7. Maybe that is the problem?
August 31, 2022, 12:28pm
Hm. I can’t reproduce your issue with KiCAD 6.0.7 on Ubuntu 22.04.
Sensor1.pdf (81.6 KB)
August 31, 2022, 12:32pm
Neither could I reproduce the issue, but I’m on Mint which uses Ubuntu which is not the OPs Windows 11, hence my above comment.
I have never used the 6.99 version
This one works as workaround, thanks! But we need to investigate what happens with Print
I got different results on my system (v6.0.7 on Win10, and I think it’s really a v6.0.7-file with version-string 20211123):
original file (provided by primer101), no changes:
File->Export->Drawing to clipboard works fine, paste into pictureviewer gives expected view
printing works fine with real Brothe printer
printing works fine with virtual Microsoft Print To PDF driver
printing completely doesn’t works with virtual PDF printer: EDocPrintPro (normally my standard pdf-printer, but now not investigated further)
Changing the worksheet-size gives unexpected results!
File–>Page settings–>Size: change from USLetter 8.5"x11" to DIN A4 210mmx297mm
now again try printing/exporting:
export to clipboard is still working fine (contrary to original Op description)
but printing gives a false positioned bitmap! (already in the print-preview-window - sometimes the bitmap overlaps the worksheet, sometimes it’s completely outside of the page)
@jmk / @ekoeck : could you test the changed file again?
Sensor1_size_A4.kicad_sch (126.5 KB)
August 31, 2022, 2:44pm
Hmm… I can’t say that I recognize any unintentional changes. Print preview looks finde and PDF export as well. If there is still some issue maybe simply file a bug report and let the devs figure out what’s wrong.
August 31, 2022, 2:51pm
The only differences are:
The border is expanded L to R approx. 1cm.
The border is contracted Top to bottom approx. 5mm
The drawing and image are shifted to the left (approx. 1.5cm) so the LH border of the image is now almost in line with the LH edge of the title block.
The position of the drawing with respect to the image has not changed.
This is printing with Epson 3700 Linux Mint 20.3
August 31, 2022, 2:51pm
Weirdly I try opening both files without success …
but I don’t see anything strange on that line
Application: KiCad Schematic Editor (64-bit)
Version: (5.99.0-11119-g3269f45776), release build
libcurl/7.74.0-DEV Schannel zlib/1.2.11
Platform: Windows 10 (build 19043), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Date: Jun 23 2021 09:00:14
wxWidgets: 3.1.5 (wchar_t,STL containers)
Compiler: Visual C++ 1928 without C++ ABI
EDIT: Looking at my post I realized that somehow running Eeschema in standalone calls and old version (v5.99), opening the correct Eeschema solved my issue
EDIT2: In a real printer, it printed correctly both times US_Letter and A4, but using PDFCreator to generate a PDF it did it correctly only as US_Letter, as A4, the bitmap was shifted out of frame.
August 31, 2022, 3:04pm
It will only open in 6.99 for me, no matter what I do.
August 31, 2022, 3:15pm
If I write “Eeschema” it runs v5.99, if I write “Schematic Editor” the it runs the correct version, that is also my latest version, could it be that as your latest version is v6.99, that is the one that gets run ?
August 31, 2022, 3:48pm
6.99 is only a couple of days old, so that must be the case.
November 29, 2022, 3:48pm
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