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Re: Feature request: Gerbview - Print - Pagination option


Hi Clifford,

Welcome to the list! That sounds like a good suggestion, but we keep track
of feature requests in the issue database on GitLab
https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad. Are you able to make a new issue
describing the feature you want added (the direct link to make a new issue
is https://gitlab.com/kicad/code/kicad/-/issues/new?issue?


On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 10:15 PM Clifford Neal Simon <csimon@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi devs,
> New mailing-list member here.
> When I print multiple layers from Gerbview, the layers appear one per
> page. Would like a radio button for pagination, to choose all layers on one
> page or one layer on each page. Pcbnew has this but not Gerbview.
> In my engineering workflow I print out a paper PCB "model" showing (only)
> the edges, drills, and silkscreen. With office tools I cut the edges and
> accurately punch out the drill holes for all mounting hardware, then I
> "install" the piece of paper in the mounting to show board shape and
> silkscreen in the actual housing and mounting. This is also a test of
> gerber integrity since the "model" is produced from preliminary gerbers. In
> my current workflow I have to print from Gerbview (to PDF) then postprocess
> the PDF to flatten it to one page.
> Note, I think pcbnew can print "real" drill if you include a copper layer
> but my "model" must not show any copper or soldermask. Silkscreen only.
> Also, a print from pcbnew is useless for gerber integrity. Whence, I am
> inquiring about the pagination feature for Gerbview, to be sure
> verification of gerber is included in the workflow.
> Clifford Simon
> I'm using (5.1.9)-1. I just saw the 5.1.10 release but I haven't
> downloaded it yet.
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