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Re: latest GerbView doesn't display test file


On 9/28/2017 9:45 AM, jp charras wrote:
> Le 28/09/2017 à 01:27, Clemens Koller a écrit :
>> On 2017-09-26 13:38, jp charras wrote:
>>> The Gerber file is broken:
>>> the line:
>>> %FSDAX33Y33*%
>>> is incorrect
>> Thank you!
>> Since I cannot do anything about this proprietary non compliant EDA tool, would it be possible to support these wrong but obvious lines anyway (maybe after showing a warning) - so would you accept a patch to support the %FSD gerber code?
>> Regards,
>> Clemens
> A patch is possible, but the actual issue is:
> What is the meaning of %FSD format?
> I saw some "Gerber" files using %FSD for a decimal format (coordinates in floating point notation),
> that differs from your Gerber file ( that is in fact a %FSLA format, nothing else ).

Unless %FSD is an obsolete gerber command, I'm opposed to this idea on
principle alone.  KiCad should not be in the business of supporting
broken file formats created by other tools.  The gerber file format is a
published standard and we should be following it as closely as possible.
 You should file a bug report with the vendor of the program that
created these gerber files.



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