Need a custom PCB with holes, notches(cut outs)


#1

Hello there,

I spent a good amount of time trying to custom design a pcb that has holes and notches cut out.
Tried with inkscape and all, following some tutorials, and have not been successful.

Can someone please help me make this pcb as a fritzing part ? Thanks a bunch,

Regards,
Busdev


#2

The board shape is very easy - follow what I did here. No layers, no Pathing, Boolean…

For the Round Holes, the easiest (preferred) way is to simply use the part called “Hole”. Don’t need the copper ring (set that in the Inspector).


#3

ok thanks…i am gonna try it now


#4

ok quick question:
once i do this as instructed, and get my pcb; i can import that to friting, and add all other electronic parts and wire them right.

eventually, i need a top layer and bottom layer to run wires etc…i can still do that right…


#5

Yes, that’s correct.

Note: There are a host of Drawing programs you can use; Inkscape, Gravit, Boxy, EZdraw… Paint, Draw, doodle… and many more.
However, all require knowing how to get what you want from them as they all do ‘it’ differently.

One useful program that does it without any issues (if not doing layers) is Open Office. It’s free and fully replaces MS Office. It contains a Drawing Program.
Silkscreen layers are default added in Fritzing so, no need to create your own unless you want a custom silkscreen. You can add graphics to the default silkscreen using the Part called “Silkscreen Image”, shown below.
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The following Example uses OpenOffice(Drawing) to draw & export your (similar) shape, then is loaded into Friting…

Note: Line dimensions are shown at the bottom of the screen.

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#6

ok thanks.
i figured out finally after 15hrs…wooof…used inkscape and this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpIP1MyFQXs

good night !