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Automatic noncopper region paint

zygimantas
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:44:33 GMT

Hello how hard is it to make so that flatcam would automatically paint non copper region based on selected tool? What I mean is that procedure would go like this: 1. Upload gerber. 2. Create non copper region. 3. Paint all non copper region based on selected tool for example 0.2mm 4. Create CNC job. At the moment it is very annoying to do non copper painting by hand to look for all the spots to clear it is very inefficient. [1](//muut.com/u/flatcam/s2/:flatcam:amol:1.png.jpg) [2](//muut.com/u/flatcam/s2/:flatcam:dSf6:2.png.jpg) [3](//muut.com/u/flatcam/s2/:flatcam:2YRv:3.png.jpg) In the pictures I have added take a look at all the missed spots that will be not cleared if I would not select all of them. Take a look at this video of LPKF software it is very easy and quick to use it calculates everything automaticaly https://youtu.be/KIsdvJRK658 I believe that all those manual functions like painting polygons subtracting is a bit useless it takes a millennium of time. It is OK if pcb is small but if it is big and complicated it is very hard to to non copper clearing manually. Also wouldn't it be better to create one file for all operations and not each operation in a separate file?

zygimantas
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:12:45 GMT

I need to clear all non green space in one operation [4](//muut.com/u/flatcam/s2/:flatcam:wQ1b:4.png.jpg)

zygimantas
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:27:11 GMT

just found this link https://github.com/Denvi/FlatCAM this version has "Clear non-copper" feature just can't figure it out how to launch it

fleckingerre
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:00:10 GMT

I would need the same, please.