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Complex Board Shapes.

squiggles_59
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:11:33 GMT

How hard would it be to add the ability to select one of the cut paths from isolation routing to be deleted. It would greatly simplify the problem of creating complex board shapes. Alternatively use the same engine that produces the isolation routing to create the board outline cut path. This is the one big omission from a very useful software tool.

squiggles_59
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:35:06 GMT

Looking through the issues in Bitbucket (https://bitbucket.org/jpcgt/flatcam/issues/215/non-rectangular-board-cutouts#comment-31051251) I find that it is 80% of the way there using the command line functionality and the commands 'isolate' and 'exteriors'. The remaining operation of leaving retainer tags using 'geocutout' fails presumably due to the irregular geometry. It seems that solving the geocutout issue and adding a button in the user interface is what is required. There was some attempt to do this but that seems to have stalled.