Automatically Plotting 274X Files

Sometimes you would like to plot a file and don’t need to view it. If it is an RS274X file you can use the following command line to automatically load the file and plot it. Whatever plot settings are currently in force (plot.cfg) will be used.

xgbrvu gerber_file_name -274x -plot -iconic

where:

gerber_file_name                name of the RS274X gerber file to plot.
-274x                           tells xgbrvu this is a RS274X file
-plot                           tells the program to go automatically and plot
-iconic                         tells XGBRVU not to open an xterm for this process.

don't forget, your plot.cfg file must be correctly setup to direct the output to
the desired print queue and to define the page size, orientation and any scaling.

Automatically Plotting 274D files

An RS274D file requires an aperture list in Artwork’s APT format in order to view or plot it. You must create this file first. Assuming you have the correct .apt file available you can plot using:

 xgbrvu gerber_file_name  -apt:filename.apt -plot -iconic

where:

gerber_file_name                name of the RS274D gerber file to plot.
-apt:filename.apt               name of the aperture list to load
-plot                           tells the program to go automatically and plot
-iconic                         tells XGBRVU not to open an xterm for this process.



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