Printing large boards to scale on multiple pages


#1

Is it possible to print out my entire board to scale over multiple pages? My board layout is 500mm long and I need to print it out on standard A4 printer paper. Obviously this won’t fit but I can’t seem to make KiCad split it into 2 pages that I can stitch together. It seems to be unable to print more than one page at all, as far as I can tell.


#2

I believe you are correct - KiCAD’s “Print” feature can not extend an output across multiple pages.

I would try using the “Plot” feature to convert the board image to a *.PDF file. Then I could use the “Poster” and/or “Scale” features in Adobe Reader’s “Print” dialog to split the image across multiple pages.

Dale


#3

As Dale noted, plot to PDF, then use Matthias Wandel’s great software, Bigprint to print it out big and scaled.

// Per.