Subject: Re: Osmond - Printing PCB layers?
Summary: What do you think of these ping times eh?
References: <0001HW.B9D569C8034C0FD81662EAD0@news.covad.net> <0001HW.B9D5749C034E9B221662EAD0@news.covad.net>
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Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 15:34:37 GMT
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On Sun, 20 Oct 2002 05:04:51 -0000, email@example.com
(Bob Wilson) Gave us:
>In article <0001HW.B9D5749C034E9B221662EAD0@news.covad.net>,
>>How can I print out the artwork from Osmond 0.99b12?
>>I've just started using Osmond but I can't figure out how to get "real
>>output. Whenever I print, I get huge scaled drawings (pads are 1/4 inch
>>across), even though the view I'm using on-screen is much smaller.
>>The pdf reference manual says: "The PrintŠ command lets you print various
>>layers of your design. Along with the usual print options, the Osmond
>>application provides a dialog panel that lets you control the scale of the
>>print (also, if it is scaled to fit on a page), and also lets you control
>>left to right and top to bottom alignment of the view on the page."
>>I don't see this. The Print dialog box shows just the standard Laserwriter
>>options, none of which are for Osmond, specifically.
>>What am I missing here? I don't need Gerber output, nor Postscript file
>>output. I'd just like to be able to print out layers in real size.
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>Why don't you just output it in Gerber format, then view the result with GC
>Prevue (which is free for the download). Then, at least, you will be sure to
>be looking at the REAL thing, with out any possibility of errors created by
>some potentially buggy print driver.
IIRC, those free gerber viewers allow printing as well. If not,
there is always the good ol' screen capture function. If the
monitor's aspect ratio is set correctly, there would be no aberration,
except for scale, but no x to y aberrations.