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Is there a better way to do vector graphics?

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AntonGabrie
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Is there a better way to do vector graphics?

So, I have worked with other electronic design programs like Altium. They enable to import files in formats like DFX and DWG to make precise work possible. But another great thing about this is that enables you to add graphics like logos or other artwork without losing detail. I know Eagle and Fusion 360 have a ULP that imports BMP files, but even when rendered at a high pixel density the edges will always be pixelated. Is there a better way to import logos and artwork without losing detail and sharpness? If not, is it a feature coming soon or will it take months before a better way is implemented?

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yqliu
in reply to: AntonGabrie

EAGLE also has the ulp to load dxf. So in Fusion electronics, you can type "run import-dxf" in the command line and load the dxf.

 

If you have dwg, or svg, you can load it into a Fusion sketch, and then export the sketch as dxf.

 

 

Richard

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AntonGabrie
in reply to: yqliu

I tried the import-dxf ulp, and it works as intended, but there is one problem. I am trying to add graphics to my boards, which means not everything is a solid polygon. I would have to be able to select lines to convert them into a polygon and any "holes" in the design, such as the hole in the letter P or R would need to be set as a polygon cutout. That is how it works in Altium in any layer, but in Fusion 360 Electronics and Eagle cutouts only works for copper layers. What can I do then?

 

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everettac
in reply to: AntonGabrie

I agree that cutouts should be supported on all layers, but what you can do in the meantime is divide your shape up so that there is a line running from the exterior to any interior holes. For example, a polygon using the points {(100 0), (250 0), (350 100), (350 250), (250 350), (150 350), (150 250), (200 250), (250 200), (250 150), (200 100), (150 100), (100 150), (100 200), (150 250), (150 350), (100 350), (0 250), (0 100), (100 0)} would yield an octagon with an octagonal hole in the middle.

Polygon with hole examplePolygon with hole example

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