Import of .dxf R14 (which is output by Inkscape)

Bug #1716310 reported by swulf on 2017-09-11
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Bug Description

Inkscape is a very useful tool for producing PCB outlines for insertion into the Edge Cuts layer in pcbnew. However, KiCad cannot import the DXF files Inkscape produces.

Because there are many DXF variants, it seems that it would be good if KiCad could also support importing graphics in SVG format directly. This would make the task of importing graphical elements such as complex board outlines drawn in external packages very much easier.

David Pearce (halzia) wrote :

Inkscape 0.92.2 appears to save as R14 .dxf

Nick Østergaard (nickoe) wrote :

Please share your dxf and svg.

tags: added: dxf
removed: feature request
tags: added: 4.0.7
swulf (swulf) wrote :

Please find attached 'pcb_outline.svg' and 'pcb_outline.dxf'. The latter fails to import into KiCad with no error message.

swulf (swulf) wrote :
Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) wrote :

How I know Kicad support only DXF R12 format for import.
See http://docs.kicad-pcb.org/stable/en/pcbnew.html#_creating_a_board (6.1.2. Using a DXF drawing for the board outline)

tags: added: import
tags: added: pcbnew
tags: added: dxfr14
tags: added: dxf-r14
removed: dxfr14
Eldar Khayrullin (eldar) wrote :

Maybe the bug should be renamed to 'pcbnew: import DXF R14'

tags: removed: dxf-r14
Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-03-26
summary: - KiCAD 4.0.7 unable to read .dxf files produced by Inkscape 0.92.2
+ Import of .dxf R14 (which is output by Inkscape)
Changed in kicad:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Seth Hillbrand (sethh) wrote :

This looks resolved by 729105948

Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
mxn (max-s) wrote :

Inkscape can save both, R12 and R14. Have a close look at the export menu and pick the right format. Don't use the "guess format from extension" because then inkscape may assume R14.

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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