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Re: Circular interpolation in gerbers


On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Marco Mattila <marcom99@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Currently gerbers plotted from pcbnew approximate arcs and circles
> using linear segments. I implemented circle and arc plotting using the
> native gerber circular interpolation commands (G02/03) in the
> multi-quadrant mode. The output looks good in gerbview and gerbv.
> However, before committing I wanted to post this here. Does someone
> think that using the interpolation commands is not a good thing
> (problems with manufacturers, perhaps)?
> marco

Just in case there are issues with some borad houses, maybe this could
be made selectable during gerber generation? That way, if there is an
issue, the user can still fall back on the old method.

just my $.02
Henry von Tresckow (hvontres)

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