Compiling / Installation
In Linux the simplest way to compile this package is:
1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code (gerber_to_gcode) and type ./configure
This configure scrip configures the package for your system. If you're using csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type sh ./configure' instead to prevent csh' from trying to execute configure' itself.
Running `configure' takes a while. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.
2. Type make to compile the package.
After this has finished there should be an executable file in the /src directory
The last step is optional. Do this only if you want all users on your computer to be able to access the program.
3. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and documentation.
To uninstall the program you can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing `make clean'.
I have created the executable file for you. There is no installer, just unzip the file to where ever you want to program to be.
If you don't want the source code you can delete it. It is all in the src directory
To uninstall the program delete the executable.
Command Line Options
Usage: gerber_to_gcode [OPTION] [FILE]...
Conver Gerber RS274X files to Gcode .ngc file for mechanical etching"
-g, File is gerber file that contains layer information.
-d, File is drill file that contains information about where to drill the holes.
-t, This will import the temp file that gerber_to_gcode creates and process it as a gerber layer file.
-r, Change the report file name to something different than the default.
--help display this help and exit."
--version display version information and exit.
Typical usage for converting a gerber file to a gcode file. This will convert the file filename.gbr to filename.ngc
Example gerber_to_gcode -g filename.gbr
Typical usage for converting a drill file to a gcode file. This will convert the file drillfile.cnc to filename.ngc
Example gerber_to_gcode -d filename.cnc
If no file name is specified the program will try to open the compiled defaults. It assumes that the files are in the same directory as the program.