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Re: Feature request: Gerbview - Print - Pagination option


Never mind - I got it now.

On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 7:40 PM Clifford Neal Simon <csimon@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Wed, May 5, 2021 at 2:56 PM Ian McInerney <Ian.S.McInerney@xxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> -Ian
>> 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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