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Re: Feature request: Gerbview - Print - Pagination option
On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 2:56 PM Ian McInerney <Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx>
> 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?
> I created issue #8373 but I got auto-closed, somehow I couldn't explain
the full version information to the bot though I tried a few times.
> On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 10:15 PM Clifford Neal Simon <csimon@xxxxxxx>
>> 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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