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Re: [PATCH] Option to subtract soldermask from silkscreen in gerber output


On 12/06/2010 04:20 PM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> Hi,
>> Board manufacturers typically do not print silkscreen on areas without
>> soldermask. Nevertheless, it would be nice to have proper gerbers to
>> begin with, i.e., gerbers with no silkscreen in soldermaskless areas.
>> Of course, most of the problem can be taken care of by drawing the
>> footprints properly. However, sometimes the silkscreen of one
>> footprint ends up on the pads of another one (think components under a
>> so-dimm card, for example). The attached patch adds an option to
>> subtract the soldermask from the silkscreen when doing gerber output.
>> marco
> Committed in version 2644.
> Fixed in version 2645.
> Fixes:  function header, space above single line comments, expandable
> dialog box problems.
> Dick


Did you test the gerber output with gerbview?

I am not sure that gerbview can display a file created with the negative

If it cannot, I think we should reverse the default setting that you
chose, or I would ask you to see if you can patch gerbview.  I think it
would be bad for pcbnew to generate a gerber that gerbview cannot display.



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