KICAD printing problems

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  1. simo_x

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    Hi all,

    I am experiencing some problems with KiCAD (I did not use it for a few months) .
    After printing the PCB with the option Print Print to file (where file is a .ps file), that's how I see trace corners:


    kicad_ps_fail.png

    I don't know why this happens, maybe some option I have to set or unset.
    Could you help me to solve this little problem ?

    Thank you.
    szz
     
  2. WBahn

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    Mar 31, 2012
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    I don't know about KiCAD, but the problem appears to be that the tracks are set to use square ends. If you can set them to use rounded ends this problem will likely go away.
     
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  3. simo_x

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    OK Thank you for the useful information.
    I am spending time looking for this setting. Unfortunetely I am not finding it..
     
  4. WBahn

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    Another thing that might be the problem is if those tracks are all just separate tracks as opposed to being a single continuous track. Some tools will blend the track ends together only if they are specifically indicated as being part of the same net.
     
  5. simo_x

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    I solved using the PLOT function instead of PRINT.

    Best wishes
     
  6. ErnieM

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    The Plot function creates Gerber files, which is the industry standard.

    I have no idea what print does, and don't really care as the Gerbers are all that matters.
     
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