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GCode generator - drill file is mirrored

Bug #1390452 reported by VaclavPe on 2014-11-07
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Bug Description

I created following test PCB file and generated GCode. drill.gcode file is mirrored - view is from the bottom, not from the top.

VaclavPe (vaclavpe) wrote :
Peter Clifton (pcjc2) wrote :

Attached test PCB is same as on Bug #1390450, no drill.code file is present in the zip. Is this the wrong test-case?

Changed in pcb:
status: New → Incomplete
VaclavPe (vaclavpe) wrote :

I do not think so. I could cover more bugs with single test case. I see GCode_test_bottom-0.9000.drill.gcode inside the attached archive.

The point is that drilling is done from the bottom. As you wrote in mailing list, probably most people used BOTTOM layer for tracks and TOP layer for components in through-hole years. Mee too. Now I mainly use SMT components. They are still on TOP side - and therefore tracks are on TOP side as well.

My idea was to create two files - topdrill and bottomdrill. And user can choose which one is more suitable for him/her.

tags: added: gcode-export
Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) on 2015-09-27
Changed in geda-project:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Bert Timmerman (bert-timmerman) wrote :

Hi VaclavPe,

I see the essential part of this report boils down as requesting to have both top and bottom drill files generated --> feature request.

Kind regards,

Bert Timmerman.

Changed in pcb:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → next-feature-release
Traumflug (mah-jump-ing) on 2015-09-27
Changed in geda-project:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in pcb:
importance: Medium → High
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