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Re: SHAPE_LINE_CHAIN in swig?
I tried adding this in kicad.i
It compiles and SHAPE_LINE_CHAIN type shows up in pcbnew.py
But I need VECTOR2I as well to get the actual coordinates. However
adding math/vector2d.h header in a similar way leads to following linking
error that I am not sure how to fix:
undefined reference to `VECTOR2<int>::ECOORD_MIN'
undefined reference to `VECTOR2<int>::ECOORD_MAX'
Can someone who understands swig help me figure this out?
On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 12:36 PM Andrew Lutsenko <anlutsenko@xxxxxxxxx>
> Hello Kicad team,
> I'm writing a pcbnew action plugin that needs to read footprint pad
> coordinates and shape.
> I had no trouble figuring out all shapes except for custom one. It is
> represented by SHAPE_POLY_SET which has a corresponding python type but to
> get actual vertex coordinates you have to either call one of Iterate()
> variants or get polygon outlines with Outline(). They both return objects
> (ITERATOR and SHAPE_LINE_CHAIN) that are pointers and have no useful
> attributes. As far as I understand they just don't have corresponding swig
> bindings so they are not exposed properly in python.
> Am I missing some obvious way to read custom pad polygon data in python?
> If not, what would it take to add that?
> I don't understand much about how swig configuration works but cursory
> glance at Kicad source suggests that there needs to be an import for
> shape_line_chain.h in common/swig/kicad.i, similar to shape_poly_set
> If you are curious about what the plugin does, here are some of it's
> results, generated from Kicad demos:
> #2 above has a solder bridge with custom shape pads that are not rendered.
> Links are short lived.