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Re: gEDA-user: pcb: polygon hole tool

On Fri, 2011-05-06 at 15:31 -0700, Colin D Bennett wrote:
> How does the polygon hole tool work?  I am trying to make a hole in my
> ground plane polygon.  So I made the ground plane layer active, and made
> sure that the ground plane polygon is unlocked.

The first click you make with the hole tool is used to select which
polygon it will operate on. Following that, you will need to make the
clicks for your geometry.

> Then I click the HOLE tool and click four points to define a perfect
> square.  However, nothing happens -- it seems like the hole drawing
> tool is still waiting for me to do more drawing.  But I have already
> clicked the starting point again.  (I also tried Shift-P like the pcb
> manual suggests for the polygon tool.)

Closing works easier if all-direction lines is switched on.

Peter Clifton

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Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
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