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Re: latest GerbView doesn't display test file


Le 28/09/2017 à 16:13, Wayne Stambaugh a écrit :
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Wayne

In latest Gerber doc, %FSD appears in "Errors and Bad Practices" list and is clearly called Invalid
Format Statement in the "Error" section.

only %FSLA and %FSTA exit.
%FSTA is now on the deprecated list (Kicad uses the %FSLA option).

Jean-Pierre CHARRAS

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