Gerber-Export failed: Unable to svg curves in ...

local_dani_21 2 years, 7 months ago

Dear Fritzing team

I just finished my layout and wanted to export it as gerber files. Unfortunately, I got an error during the export. Please help me - where can I find more information on what went wrong. I got the following error message:

Error message during export

And the export gave me the following files:

Directory with files

 

Thank you for your help,

 

Dani

local_dani_21 2 years, 7 months ago

It seem, as if the contour.gm1 isn't correctly translated.

local_dani_21 2 years, 7 months ago

This is the contour-layer:

Contour

The silkscreen-layer looks strange too:

Silktop

local_dani_21 2 years, 7 months ago

The silkscreen-layer seems to look ok within fritzing:

Fritzing silktop

Dani

Jonathan Cohen 2 years, 7 months ago

You have a complex custom board shape and fritzing is having a hard time working out the contour.  Email your sketch (save as shareable) to the usual place and I'll take a look.

 

- j

local_dani_21 2 years, 7 months ago

Hi Jonathan

Cool and thank you! I'll do it right now!

Dani

Jonathan Cohen 2 years, 7 months ago

Hi Dani,

I am not absolutely certain of it yet, but this might be a bug in Fritzing dealing with polyline elements.  If you want to try something--that is not guaranteed to work--you could edit the board shape svg and replace each <polyline> element with a set of <line> elements.

- j

local_dani_21 2 years, 7 months ago

Hi Jonathan

Thanks for looking into it. Do you think the trouble with the silkscreenlayer is caused by the same error?

Are there any alternatives to the suggested procedure like hoping that you get an idea that is working for sure or waiting for an update of fritzing? :)

Dani

Jonathan Cohen 2 years, 7 months ago

The silkscreen problem is different.  There is a large rectangle in the silkscreen layer of the pcb svg of the 128_x_64_graphic_lcd part.  If you replace that <rect> with 4 <line> elements or comment it out, it will fix the silkscreen gerber output.  

The contour problem is a bug with polylines and the only workaround is what I suggested previously.  

Both these will be fixed in the next release, but it is not clear when that will be shipped.

- j

 

 

local_dani_21 2 years, 7 months ago

Good Evening Jonathan

Is there any chance that I could get something like a nightly build of fritzing when the contour problem has been solved? 

And do you have any idea about the dimension when the next stable release will be shipped. Is it a question of weeks or rather months or completely open?

If the chances for a soon update are too slim, I'll try the polyline-->line-thingy you mentioned.

Thank you for your help,

Dani

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