I’ve been doing some laser cutting using Ponoko. They accept SVG, DXF, or EPS files. So far, I’ve been using Inkscape to create SVG files. Blue lines indicate where the laser should cut, and red lines indicate where the laser should engrave.
I would prefer to create my laser cutting designs in KiCad rather than Inkscape. Something like using Edge.Cuts to show where the laser should cut, and Dwgs.User to show where the laser should engrave, for example.
There are several reasons I would prefer to use KiCad instead of Inkscape:
KiCad seems more powerful than Inkscape.
I’m more familiar with KiCad than Inkscape.
Often, I want to create a piece of plastic with holes that match the mounting holes that I’ve created on a PCB. Being able to do both things in the same program means less duplicated work and less chance for error.
Has anyone ever tried using KiCad in this way? Is there a way to do it? Thanks!