Provided by: visolate_2.1.6~svn8+dfsg1-1_all
visolate - tool for engraving PCBs using CNCs
visolate [options] [file]
This manual page documents briefly the visolate command. visolate reads the gerber files describing printed circuit boards and converts them into the G-code (RS-274 code) needed to engrave they layout into a board using a CNC machine. Precise renditions of the original layout can be created as well as voronoi fillings of the original layout, shortening the toolpath.
A summary of options is included below. -a, --auto Enable auto-mode. When in auto-mode, visolate will load the given file, follow the usual steps (fix topology, generate toolpaths), save the toolpaths and exit afterwards. This is primarily intended for use in scripts; be aware that visolate still needs a connected X display and a graphics card to do its calculations. -absolute Use absolute coordinates (instead of relative, which is the default). -d, --dpi DPI Do all calculations with a resolution of the DPI parameter. -o, --outfile OUTFILE Set the default output location to OUTFIlE. This is particularly useful in combination with --auto. -x, --flip-x Flip the input file's X coordinates (reflect across the Y axis). -y, --flip-y Flip the input file's Y coordinates (reflect across the X axis). -h, --help Show summary of options. -version Show version of program.
visolate was written by Marsette Vona and Marcus Wolschon. This manual page was written by chrysn <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others). 2010-10-27 VISOLATE(1)