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Re: Plotting/fabricating in nanometers


On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 09:14:45PM +0200, jean-pierre charras wrote:
> Thanks for your patch.
> Postscript and Gerber work fine.

I did some light testing on HPGL but I'm pretty confident stuff didn't broke...

> There is an issue with DXF:
> tracks are lines and some shapes look ugly.
> Are you volunteer to fix it?

Please elaborate on this... I did tracks as lines because polylines with width in DXF are strictly butt-ended (not rounded). We *could* approximate it with SOLID and DONUT but these are really rarely used primitives and I doubt that they'll be imported by something different than acad...

Anyway tell your suggestions and I'll see what can be done. Another interesting thing to do would be exporting text as text (as an option) instead of segments and make use of layers: for example a silk plot with references and values on another layer would be wonderful for assembly diagrams (taken to an extreme: export components as block instances with attributes and you'll have the pick and place and bom directly from autocad...).

I'm open to suggestion (also I'm somewhat surprised that someone else actually use the dxf exporterXD)

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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