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Re: Script access to pcb plot


On 08/21/2012 01:24 AM, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 04:04:55PM -0500, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
>> If this is repeatable from one spin to the next on any given board, I see this having
>> great potential to achieve better consistency, and with less human error, than what is
>> currently achievable.
> Also means less than 30 minutes for a board export to fabrication (you
> have to do it a lot more than *once* sadly...)
> Since it directly drives the existing plot routines I'm pretty sure it's
> repeatable; you also gain the screen (ehrm sheet) description for free:
> useful for that "is this the top mask or the bottom mask" moments when
> poring over paper plots...
> Also fixed the 'disabled print border reference box' issue (it was set
> only on scale change from the UI) and DXF gain the auxiliary origin
> feature (way more useful than it seems. Think INSERT in autocad). 
> The whole plot option class is encapsulated and there is (almost) no
> more plot driver specific code in the page setup (no more
> plot{dxf,gerb,hpgl,ps}.cpp)
> No, the patch isn't ready yet, still inspecting it :P

We'll need a plotting API manual  :)

Pydocs or Doxygen or _________. 

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