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Re: [Bug 1176915] Re: problem with gerber files


On Tue, May 07, 2013 at 11:20:00AM +0200, jp charras wrote:
> linewidth plot setting is stored in file in BIU (should not, because
> all values are stored in mm (and very few in mils), no more in
> decimils).

It somehow escaped to the BIU transition... whatever choice we do
probably old breaks; however it's not a tragic loss, since it's only
a plot preference.

> It is constrained in pcb_plot_params
> (PCB_PLOT_PARAMS::SetLineWidth), but the minimal value is 0.
> Perhaps this minimal value is a bad choice.

Something like 0,01 mm would be probably a saner choice; however the
problem in generating gerber is fixed, it remains only to decide what is
the 'right' unit to use for the external representations. I'd like to go
away from decimils but other stuff in the plot infrastructure continues
to use it anyway...

Lorenzo Marcantonio
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