On 29/11/17 19:09, Andreas Buhr wrote:
> Dear Kicad developers,
> I'm new to Kicad development. Maybe you could give me some starting tips?
> I am a 5th year PhD student at the university of Münster in Germany,
> website:
> https://www.uni-muenster.de/AMM/en/ohlberger/team/andreas_buhr.shtml
> I am doing mathematical research targeted at developing solvers for 3D
> Maxwell's equations in highly complex structures, such as PCBs. While
> being in an early stage, the goal is to develop a signal integrity
> solver which does a full-wave simulation of the electromagnetic fields
> and calculates S-parameters within a very short time.
> I would love to develop and test my algorithms within KiCad.
> The input which my solver needs would be an array of polygons,
> representing the copper-filled areas on each layer.
> I then want to create a 2D triangle mesh and based on that a 3D prism
> mesh for finite element analysis.

Hi Andreas,

I've made a quick test program that prints most of the board's geometry
as bare polygons. It's here:


Hope it can serve you as a starting point.


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