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Re: Cost of different courtyard elements for the closed outline and DRC algorithms


Hi Frank,

There is no trivial way to test this right now, but I could probably
whip up a quick test program in the next week or so. The DRC code is
poorly exposed for instrumentation, so it might be a little bit tricky
without a little refactor (or hack) first! I imagine a dummy set of
several thousand components would be able to illustrate any issues
quite well - run it once with rects and once with rounded rects and
see what the damage is.

I think this is a worthwhile experiment, we need more of this kind of
profiling, IMO.



On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:07 AM Frank Severinsen
<frank@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> @John
> Regarding the basic parts, René has scripted most of them including the most common packages. Adding the rounded courtyard to all resistors, caps, QFN's etc could be done quite easily and have the same amount of maintenance.
> That's why we wanted some dev input before going crazy with it.
> Any complex projects which could be Recommended for testing this? And is there a good way to only measure time of courtyard checks?
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