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Re: Circular interpolation in gerbers


On 7/11/2012 3:49 PM, Marco Mattila wrote:

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)?


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Thanks for stepping up and adding circular interpolation support to Pcbnew. I know some folks will be concerned about board houses that don't support the G02/G03 codes but I would think they would be far and few in between. I doubt there are many (any?) board vendors in the US that do not support this.



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