October 25, 2020, 2:48pm
Looked around the forum and could not find anything that seems to match my issue.
I’m trying to create a C shaped copper filled zone and the tool keeps auto-completing the polygon. This is preventing me from creating the C shape and instead produces a octagon shaped filled zone.
How do I turn off the auto-complete aspect? I should be able to reform with no issue as I have the board room to do this shape.
October 25, 2020, 3:23pm
Could you give an example image of the wanted shape?
Two ways to do it (there are other ways…):
Simple, if not caring about Rounded Ends
If wanting clean/straight Ends (images below)
• Draw the shape in any program (I used LibreOffice’s Draw for this
• Export ‘Selection’ as .PNG
• Open Kicad’s Bitmap tool and load your .PNG
• Export it (see below) - It’s now a Footprint (xxx.MOD)
• In PCBnew, place the Footprint. Edit it and change layers as desired…
October 25, 2020, 3:55pm
Trying to follow the purple outline but end up with the white one instead.
October 25, 2020, 3:59pm
I am guessing that you gave up before completing your shape, just keep adding the next points and KiCad will start hollowing your octagon into a C shape.
You could be experiencing
https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/5122 which is not fixed in 5.1 – try disabling the H/V/45 constraint when you start drawing the zone
January 23, 2021, 4:20pm
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