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Re: Removing segment hard-coding
Am 2019-05-16 13:35, schrieb Jon Evans:
If we need to store the value to control plotting as part of board
settings (option 2), which makes sense to me, what is the advantage of
storing a different value in user settings (3)?
If there is a mismatch between a computer's video capabilities and the
size of the board being created, the user could work on the board in a
lower resolution and then output a smoother gerber (that is consistent
across computers). This is how Solidworks handles 3d graphics.
This doesn't affect things like circles/tracks that use defined
primitives in gerber output. It only affects interpolated edges in
polygons. For other interpolations like rounded rectangles, we already
use a higher (64) segments-per-circle count for the approximation in the
output than we use for the on-screen representation.