"Small drill marks" is too small for hand drill

Bug #1287362 reported by Tautvydas on 2014-03-03
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Zoltan Gyarmati

Bug Description

When making PCB (File -> Plot dialog) using toner transfer method the small drill marks is too small and is especially difficult to drill with hand-drill. I added patch with few modification which allows to select bigger drill marks, currently 3/4 and 1/2 scale of orginal drill size.

Tautvydas (gtautvis-f) wrote :

Patch very bad designed and not acceptable:
It does not ensure the drill marks are usable.
They can be too big (for a drill diameter = 4 mm for instance) or too small.

Martin Errenst (imp-d) wrote :

If we get something like a technology settings file (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/961533 ), it might be worth an idea to define this there.

Martin Errenst (imp-d) on 2014-05-18
tags: added: plotting
tags: added: pcbnew
Blair Bonnett (bcb) on 2014-11-13
Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

There's room under the "Drill marks" popup for a "Small drill size" text control....

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

After 4 years, this one still has only a single requestor.

(If you meant to get on board earlier but didn't, feel free to click "This bug affects me" and set it back to "New".)

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Won't Fix
Zoltan Gyarmati (zgyarmati) wrote :

This also hit me with DIY PCBs, it would be indeed nice to have a setting option for this.

Zoltan Gyarmati (zgyarmati) wrote :

Even though it's in Won't Fix now, i went ahead and started to implement this, see the attached patch, which was also sent to the mailing list.
 Please feel free to comment either here or on the mailing list.

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) on 2018-09-22
Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 6.0.0-rc1
status: Won't Fix → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Zoltan Gyarmati (zgyarmati)
Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

@Zoltan, master is now open for 6.0 development. Can you rebase your patch on the current master so I can give it a look? Thanks, Jeff.

Zoltan Gyarmati (zgyarmati) wrote :

Yep, it's on my todo list ever since 5.1 was released... I'll try do it during the weekend.

Zoltan Gyarmati (zgyarmati) wrote :

Patch sent to the mailing list, see:

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