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Some techniques for designing PCBs using Fritzing

dehipude Éhipu 09/13/2017 at 12:212 Comments

If you want to do anything more advanced with Fritzing — design your own footprints, use custom-shaped PCBs, panelize your designs, etc. — you are going to need to edit SVG files. Fritzing itself doesn't let you do that — the authors figured out that any crippled editor they can make will be infinitely inferior to the general-purpose graphics editors made by dedicated teams. So they rely on you using an external editors. Inkscape is one particularly nice graphics editor that edits SVG files natively and lets you do a lot in a very convenient way. It has grids, rules, automatic arrangement of objects, measuring and even lets you edit the XML attributes of elements directly. So the very first tip I have for getting the most out of Fritzing is installing and learning to use Inkscape.


Charu Malik wrote 07/11/2018 at 05:36 point

can you maybe share some tutorials on inkscape as well. I'd like to share it with my community on hackr.

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Charu Malik wrote 07/10/2018 at 09:11 point

Nice to know that you are using Inkscape. 

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