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fp2preview - Man Page

generate a preview for a library footprint


fp2preview [options] [inputfile]


fp2preview invokes pcb-rnd to generate a preview image of a library footprint. Its main use is to have a automated, light-weight footprint preview generator using a static linked pcb-rnd (e.g. on web servers).



draw the footprint in "photo realistic mode"


same as --photo

--grid unit

set grid unit e.g. to mm or mil

-g unit

same as --grid


use an mm grid instead of a mil grid; shorthand for -g mm

--annotation types

turn on annotation types; types is a string that may consist "pins" for pin/pad numbers, "dimname" and "dimvalue" for dimension names and values and "background" for drawing a background under annotation text


2019-10-01 pcb-rnd manual