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Re: Script access to pcb plot


On 08/21/2012 11:16 AM, Dick Hollenbeck wrote:
> 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 _________. 
> This is what keeps us from getting lots of questions, or asking them.

Although the infrastructure that Miguel is thinking about would apply here too.

He wants those docs on the website, and I agree with him. 

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