# Is the there a KiCAD plugin for making automatic board outlines?

Is there a plugin for kicad that can make simple shaped board outlines automatically? For example rectangles, rectangles with rounded edges etc.

I think that could be super usefull. Beacuse at the moment I edit the cooardinates of the lines manually to do precise cutouts.

• Not that I know of, but I prefer to edit coordinates anyways - that way you know the exact dimensions. Jan 13 at 12:55
• There are templates that do this Jan 13 at 13:13
• if you're doing "simple" shapes made from orthogonal lines and circular arcs, can you simply change the snap-to grid to a pitch that would make it easier for you? Jan 13 at 13:28

Well, rather than a plug in, you can use an external graphics package and create the PCB outline there. I use Inkscape, export the image via a .dxf file and then import as a graphic. Others might use Adobe Illustrator, and there are even more others than can export .dxf. Obviously AutoCad/SolidWorks and their derivatives/competitors.