Hi Andreas, Per our previous conversation, if you want to write your solver in C++, then I would prefer that you do it as part of a solver plugin rather than a command event handler in Pcbnew. I image there would be other uses for a solver plugin object such as a thermal mapping solver which has been proposed in the past. The other option would be to use the Python action object and write the entire solver in Python rather than C++. That may make your life a bit easier.
Cheers, Wayne On 11/29/2017 01:09 PM, 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. > > What would you recommend? How to I get polygons, representing the copper > filled areas of each layer? > I do have some experience developing C++. > > thanks a lot in advance, > best regards, > > Andreas > > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > Post to : email@example.com > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kicad-developers More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp