Symbols on PCB a pain

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  1. t06afre

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    Then making a PCB. Putting on graphic symbols like logos etc, may be a pain. You can not do cut and paste. But most of PCB software support TTF font files. So I came up with an idea to make a (true type font) TTF file for PCB design. So far I have a TTF file containing symbols shown in the PDF. This a beta version but I can share the final result if any feel they can have some use for the symbols
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    Guess you must be using a bad PCB program... great idea though..
     
  3. t06afre

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    I use Altium designer, so I guess you will find worse PCB tools on the market. I can insert a bitmap graphic with a tool converting the BMP to a bunch of tracks. But the problem is scaling the inserted graphic after it is inserted. It is no way to do it. But then it come to TTF fonts you have much better options.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    WOW I would have thought that would have been built into Altium Designer for the money you pay for that program.
     
  5. t06afre

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    Which tool do you use, and is this problem solved by your tool? just curious ;) But anyway I will not be able to change from Altium I think
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    In Eagle, you can put anything you can access with the keyboard, e.g., © ± £ , on the board. You can also import any bmp or dxf using a ULP.

    Thanks for the symbols you developed.

    John
     
  7. t06afre

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    Here Is the TTF file. Remember it is beta version, so the symbols is not arranged in some structure at all . Feel free to add any suggestion regarding useful symbols to add.
     
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  9. jm-a

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    Hi,

    Use Kicad, opensource so no money to spend.

    You can use it under Windaube - you can..... - but would be really better with linux distros or FreeBSD by example.

    Link for Kicad:

    http://www.kicad-pcb.org/display/KICAD/KiCad+EDA+Software+Suite

    Enjoy.

    jm
     
  10. ISB123

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    I use Designspark works great,has schematic and PCB editor,Huge database for parts and I can create new components really fast inside the program.
     
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