missing %LPD*% command in the gerber head

Bug #1568603 reported by Philipp Hörauf on 2016-04-10
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Bug Description

this applies to build number 6629.

if you export a gerberfile (in my case front silkscreen) the header is the following:

G04 #@! TF.FileFunction,Legend,Top*
G04 Gerber Fmt 4.6, Leading zero omitted, Abs format (unit mm)*
G04 Created by KiCad (PCBNEW (2016-03-18 BZR 6629)-product) date So 10 Apr 2016 21:48:44 CEST*

in my opinion it would be better to just set a %LPD*% ( command "level polarity dark") directly below the %MOMM% to make sure that the first aperture is drawn with the right polarity.

this is recommended by the gerber RS-274X standard and is also used like this by eagle 7.x and altium designer.
when using some gerber-panelization tools this may result in strange behaviour with the silkscreen like missing silkscreen after the first %LPC*% command.

phil. (from germany)

please excuse my typos or strange grammar....

Related branches

Changed in kicad:
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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