API reference - Class Region

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Description: A region (a potentially complex area consisting of multiple polygons)

This class was introduced to simplify operations on polygon sets like boolean or sizing operations. Regions consist of many polygons and thus are a generalisation of single polygons which describes a single coherence set of points. Regions support a variety of operations and have several states.

The region's state can be empty (does not contain anything) or box-like, i.e. the region consists of a single box. In that case, some operations can be simplified. Regions can have merged state. In merged state, regions consist of merged (non-touching, non-self overlapping) polygons. Each polygon describes one coherent area in merged state.

The preferred representation of polygons inside the region are polygons with holes.

Regions are always expressed in database units. If you want to use regions from different database unit domains, scale the regions accordingly, i.e. by using the transformed method.

Regions provide convenient operators for the boolean operations. Hence it is often no longer required to work with the EdgeProcessor class. For example:

r1 = RBA::Region::new(RBA::Box::new(0, 0, 100, 100))
r2 = RBA::Region::new(RBA::Box::new(20, 20, 80, 80))
# compute the XOR:
r1_xor_r2 = r1 ^ r2

Regions can be used in two different flavors: in raw mode or merged semantics. With merged semantics (the default), connected polygons are considered to belong together and are effectively merged. Overlapping areas are counted once in that mode. Internal edges (i.e. arising from cut lines) are not considered. In raw mode (without merged semantics), each polygon is considered as it is. Overlaps between polygons may exists and merging has to be done explicitly using the merge method. The semantics can be selected using merged_semantics=.

This class has been introduced in version 0.23.

Public constructors

new Region ptrnewDefault constructor
new Region ptrnew(Polygon[] array)Constructor from a polygon array
new Region ptrnew(const Box box)Box constructor
new Region ptrnew(const Polygon polygon)Polygon constructor
new Region ptrnew(const SimplePolygon polygon)Simple polygon constructor
new Region ptrnew(const Path path)Path constructor
new Region ptrnew(const Shapes shapes)Shapes constructor
new Region ptrnew(const RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator)Constructor from a hierarchical shape set
new Region ptrnew(const RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator,
const ICplxTrans trans)
Constructor from a hierarchical shape set with a transformation
new Region ptrnew(const RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator,
string expr,
bool as_pattern = true)
Constructor from a text set

Public methods

[const]Region&(const Region other)Returns the boolean AND between self and the other region
Region&=(const Region other)Performs the boolean AND between self and the other region
[const]Region+(const Region other)Returns the combined region of self and the other region
Region+=(const Region other)Adds the polygons of the other region to self
[const]Region-(const Region other)Returns the boolean NOT between self and the other region
Region-=(const Region other)Performs the boolean NOT between self and the other region
[const]const Polygon ptr[](unsigned long n)Returns the nth polygon of the region
[const]Region^(const Region other)Returns the boolean NOT between self and the other region
Region^=(const Region other)Performs the boolean XOR between self and the other region
void_createEnsures the C++ object is created
void_destroyExplicitly destroys the object
[const]bool_destroyed?Returns a value indicating whether the object was already destroyed
[const]bool_is_const_object?Returns a value indicating whether the reference is a const reference
void_manageMarks the object as managed by the script side.
void_unmanageMarks the object as no longer owned by the script side.
[const]longareaThe area of the region
[const]longarea(const Box rect)The area of the region (restricted to a rectangle)
voidassign(const Region other)Assigns another object to self
[const]BoxbboxReturn the bounding box of the region
voidclearClears the region
[const]new Region ptrcorners(double angle_start = -180,
double angle_end = 180)
This method will select all corners whose attached edges satisfy the angle condition.
[const]Edges ptrcorners_dots(double angle_start = -180,
double angle_end = 180)
This method will select all corners whose attached edges satisfy the angle condition.
[const]new Shapes ptrdecompose_convex(int preferred_orientation = Polygon#PO_any)Decomposes the region into convex pieces.
[const]new Region ptrdecompose_convex_to_region(int preferred_orientation = Polygon#PO_any)Decomposes the region into convex pieces into a region.
[const]new Shapes ptrdecompose_trapezoids(int mode = Polygon#TD_simple)Decomposes the region into trapezoids.
[const]new Region ptrdecompose_trapezoids_to_region(int mode = Polygon#TD_simple)Decomposes the region into trapezoids.
voiddisable_progressDisable progress reporting
[const]new Region ptrdupCreates a copy of self
[const,iter]PolygoneachReturns each polygon of the region
[const,iter]Polygoneach_mergedReturns each merged polygon of the region
[const]EdgesedgesReturns an edge collection representing all edges of the polygons in this region
voidenable_progress(string label)Enable progress reporting
[const]EdgePairsenclosing_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d)
Performs a check whether polygons of this region enclose polygons of the other region by some amount
[const]EdgePairsenclosing_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs an enclosing check with options
[const]RegionextentsReturns a region with the bounding boxes of the polygons
[const]Regionextents(int d)Returns a region with the enlarged bounding boxes of the polygons
[const]Regionextents(int dx,
int dy)
Returns a region with the enlarged bounding boxes of the polygons
[const]EdgePairsgrid_check(int gx,
int gy)
Returns a marker for all vertices not being on the given grid
[const]RegionholesReturns the holes of the region
[const]RegionhullsReturns the hulls of the region
voidinsert(const Box box)Inserts a box
voidinsert(const Polygon polygon)Inserts a polygon
voidinsert(const SimplePolygon polygon)Inserts a simple polygon
voidinsert(const Path path)Inserts a path
voidinsert(RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator)Inserts all shapes delivered by the recursive shape iterator into this region
voidinsert(RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator,
ICplxTrans trans)
Inserts all shapes delivered by the recursive shape iterator into this region with a transformation
voidinsert(Polygon[] array)Inserts all polygons from the array into this region
voidinsert(const Region region)Inserts all polygons from the other region into this region
voidinsert(const Shapes shapes)Inserts all polygons from the shape collection into this region
voidinsert(const Shapes shapes,
const Trans arg2)
Inserts all polygons from the shape collection into this region with transformation
voidinsert(const Shapes shapes,
const ICplxTrans arg2)
Inserts all polygons from the shape collection into this region with complex transformation
[const]Regioninside(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which are completely inside polygons from the other region
[const]EdgePairsinside_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d)
Performs a check whether polygons of this region are inside polygons of the other region by some amount
[const]EdgePairsinside_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs an inside check with options
[const]Regioninteracting(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which overlap or touch polygons from the other region
[const]Regioninteracting(const Edges other)Returns the polygons of this region which overlap or touch edges from the edge collection
[const]boolis_box?Returns true, if the region is a simple box
[const]boolis_empty?Returns true if the region is empty
[const]boolis_merged?Returns true if the region is merged
[const]EdgePairsisolated_check(unsigned int d)Performs a space check between edges of different polygons
[const]EdgePairsisolated_check(unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs a space check between edges of different polygons with options
[const]Regionmembers_of(const Region other)Returns all polygons which are members of the other region
RegionmergeMerge the region
Regionmerge(int min_wc)Merge the region with options
Regionmerge(bool min_coherence,
int min_wc)
Merge the region with options
[const]RegionmergedReturns the merged region
Regionmerged(int min_wc)Returns the merged region (with options)
Regionmerged(bool min_coherence,
int min_wc)
Returns the merged region (with options)
voidmerged_semantics=(bool f)Enables or disables merged semantics
[const]boolmerged_semantics?Gets a flag indicating whether merged semantics is enabled
voidmin_coherence=(bool f)Enable or disable minimum coherence
[const]boolmin_coherence?Gets a flag indicating whether minimum coherence is selected
[const]Regionminkowsky_sum(const Edge e)Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and an edge
[const]Regionminkowsky_sum(const Polygon p)Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and a polygon
[const]Regionminkowsky_sum(const Box b)Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and a box
[const]Regionminkowsky_sum(Point[] b)Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and a contour of points (a trace)
Regionmove(const Vector v)Moves the region
Regionmove(int x,
int y)
Moves the region
[const]Regionmoved(const Vector p)Returns the moved region (does not modify self)
[const]Regionmoved(int x,
int y)
Returns the moved region (does not modify self)
[const]Regionnon_rectanglesReturns all polygons which are not rectangles
[const]Regionnon_rectilinearReturns all polygons which are not rectilinear
[const]Regionnot_inside(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which are not completely inside polygons from the other region
[const]Regionnot_interacting(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which do not overlap or touch polygons from the other region
[const]Regionnot_interacting(const Edges other)Returns the polygons of this region which do not overlap or touch edges from the edge collection
[const]Regionnot_members_of(const Region other)Returns all polygons which are not members of the other region
[const]Regionnot_outside(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which are not completely outside polygons from the other region
[const]Regionnot_overlapping(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which do not overlap polygons from the other region
[const]EdgePairsnotch_check(unsigned int d)Performs a space check between edges of the same polygon
[const]EdgePairsnotch_check(unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs a space check between edges of the same polygon with options
[const]Regionoutside(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which are completely outside polygons from the other region
[const]EdgePairsoverlap_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d)
Performs a check whether polygons of this region overlap polygons of the other region by some amount
[const]EdgePairsoverlap_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs an overlap check with options
[const]Regionoverlapping(const Region other)Returns the polygons of this region which overlap polygons from the other region
[const]unsigned longperimeterThe total perimeter of the polygons
[const]unsigned longperimeter(const Box rect)The total perimeter of the polygons (restricted to a rectangle)
[const]RegionrectanglesReturns all polygons which are rectangles
[const]RegionrectilinearReturns all polygons which are rectilinear
voidround_corners(double r_inner,
double r_outer,
unsigned int n)
Corner rounding
[const]Regionrounded_corners(double r_inner,
double r_outer,
unsigned int n)
Corner rounding
Regionselect_inside(const Region other)Selects the polygons of this region which are completely inside polygons from the other region
Regionselect_interacting(const Region other)Selects the polygons from this region which overlap or touch polygons from the other region
Regionselect_interacting(const Edges other)Selects the polygons from this region which overlap or touch edges from the edge collection
Regionselect_not_inside(const Region other)Selects the polygons of this region which are not completely inside polygons from the other region
Regionselect_not_interacting(const Region other)Selects the polygons from this region which do not overlap or touch polygons from the other region
Regionselect_not_interacting(const Edges other)Selects the polygons from this region which do not overlap or touch edges from the edge collection
Regionselect_not_outside(const Region other)Selects the polygons of this region which are not completely outside polygons from the other region
Regionselect_not_overlapping(const Region other)Selects the polygons from this region which do not overlap polygons from the other region
Regionselect_outside(const Region other)Selects the polygons of this region which are completely outside polygons from the other region
Regionselect_overlapping(const Region other)Selects the polygons from this region which overlap polygons from the other region
[const]EdgePairsseparation_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d)
Performs a check whether polygons of this region are separated from polygons of the other region by some amount
[const]EdgePairsseparation_check(const Region other,
unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs a separation check with options
Regionsize(int dx,
int dy,
unsigned int mode)
Anisotropic sizing (biasing)
Regionsize(int d,
unsigned int mode)
Isotropic sizing (biasing)
Regionsize(int d)Isotropic sizing (biasing)
[const]unsigned longsizeReturns the number of polygons in the region
[const]Regionsized(int dx,
int dy,
unsigned int mode)
Returns the anisotropically sized region
[const]Regionsized(int d,
unsigned int mode)
Returns the isotropically sized region
Regionsized(int d)Isotropic sizing (biasing)
voidsmooth(int d)Smoothing
[const]Regionsmoothed(int d)Smoothing
voidsnap(int gx,
int gy)
Snaps the region to the given grid
[const]Regionsnapped(int gx,
int gy)
Returns the snapped region
[const]EdgePairsspace_check(unsigned int d)Performs a space check
[const]EdgePairsspace_check(unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs a space check with options
[const]Regionstrange_polygon_checkReturns a region containing those parts of polygons which are "strange"
voidstrict_handling=(bool f)Enables or disables strict handling
[const]boolstrict_handling?Gets a flag indicating whether merged semantics is enabled
voidswap(Region other)Swap the contents of this region with the contents of another region
[const]stringto_sConverts the region to a string
[const]stringto_s(unsigned long max_count)Converts the region to a string
Regiontransform(const Trans t)Transform the region (modifies self)
Regiontransform(const ICplxTrans t)Transform the region with a complex transformation (modifies self)
[const]Regiontransformed(const Trans t)Transform the region
[const]Regiontransformed(const ICplxTrans t)Transform the region with a complex transformation
[const]EdgePairswidth_check(unsigned int d)Performs a width check
[const]EdgePairswidth_check(unsigned int d,
bool whole_edges,
variant metrics,
variant ignore_angle,
variant min_projection,
variant max_projection)
Performs a width check with options
[const]EdgePairswith_angle(double angle,
bool inverse)
Returns markers on every corner with the given angle (or not with the given angle)
[const]EdgePairswith_angle(double amin,
double amax,
bool inverse)
Returns markers on every corner with an angle of more than amin and less than amax (or the opposite)
[const]Regionwith_area(long area,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by area
[const]Regionwith_area(variant min_area,
variant max_area,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by area
[const]Regionwith_bbox_height(unsigned int height,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box height
[const]Regionwith_bbox_height(variant min_height,
variant max_height,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box height
[const]Regionwith_bbox_max(unsigned int dim,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is larger
[const]Regionwith_bbox_max(variant min_dim,
variant max_dim,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is larger
[const]Regionwith_bbox_min(unsigned int dim,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is smaller
[const]Regionwith_bbox_min(variant min_dim,
variant max_dim,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is smaller
[const]Regionwith_bbox_width(unsigned int width,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box width
[const]Regionwith_bbox_width(variant min_width,
variant max_width,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by bounding box width
[const]Regionwith_perimeter(unsigned long perimeter,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by perimeter
[const]Regionwith_perimeter(variant min_perimeter,
variant max_perimeter,
bool inverse)
Filter the polygons by perimeter
[const]Region|(const Region other)Returns the boolean OR between self and the other region
Region|=(const Region other)Performs the boolean OR between self and the other region

Public static methods and constants

intEuclidianSpecifies Euclidian metrics for the check functions
intProjectionSpecifies projected distance metrics for the check functions
intSquareSpecifies square metrics for the check functions

Deprecated methods (protected, public, static, non-static and constructors)

voidcreateUse of this method is deprecated. Use _create instead
voiddestroyUse of this method is deprecated. Use _destroy instead
[const]booldestroyed?Use of this method is deprecated. Use _destroyed? instead
[const]Regionin(const Region other)Use of this method is deprecated. Use members_of instead
[const]boolis_const_object?Use of this method is deprecated. Use _is_const_object? instead
[const]Regionnot_in(const Region other)Use of this method is deprecated. Use not_members_of instead
Regiontransform_icplx(const ICplxTrans t)Use of this method is deprecated. Use transform instead
[const]Regiontransformed_icplx(const ICplxTrans t)Use of this method is deprecated. Use transformed instead

Detailed description

&

Signature: [const] Region & (const Region other)

Description: Returns the boolean AND between self and the other region

Returns:The result of the boolean AND operation

This method will compute the boolean AND (intersection) between two regions. The result is often but not necessarily always merged.

&=

Signature: Region &= (const Region other)

Description: Performs the boolean AND between self and the other region

Returns:The region after modification (self)

This method will compute the boolean AND (intersection) between two regions. The result is often but not necessarily always merged.

+

Signature: [const] Region + (const Region other)

Description: Returns the combined region of self and the other region

Returns:The resulting region

This operator adds the polygons of the other region to self and returns a new combined region. This usually creates unmerged regions and polygons may overlap. Use merge if you want to ensure the result region is merged.

+=

Signature: Region += (const Region other)

Description: Adds the polygons of the other region to self

Returns:The region after modification (self)

This operator adds the polygons of the other region to self. This usually creates unmerged regions and polygons may overlap. Use merge if you want to ensure the result region is merged.

-

Signature: [const] Region - (const Region other)

Description: Returns the boolean NOT between self and the other region

Returns:The result of the boolean NOT operation

This method will compute the boolean NOT (intersection) between two regions. The result is often but not necessarily always merged.

-=

Signature: Region -= (const Region other)

Description: Performs the boolean NOT between self and the other region

Returns:The region after modification (self)

This method will compute the boolean NOT (intersection) between two regions. The result is often but not necessarily always merged.

Euclidian

Signature: [static] int Euclidian

Description: Specifies Euclidian metrics for the check functions

This value can be used for the metrics parameter in the check functions, i.e. width_check. This value specifies Euclidian metrics, i.e. the distance between two points is measured by:

d = sqrt(dx^2 + dy^2)

All points within a circle with radius d around one point are considered to have a smaller distance than d.

Projection

Signature: [static] int Projection

Description: Specifies projected distance metrics for the check functions

This value can be used for the metrics parameter in the check functions, i.e. width_check. This value specifies projected metrics, i.e. the distance is defined as the minimum distance measured perpendicular to one edge. That implies that the distance is defined only where two edges have a non-vanishing projection onto each other.

Square

Signature: [static] int Square

Description: Specifies square metrics for the check functions

This value can be used for the metrics parameter in the check functions, i.e. width_check. This value specifies sqaure metrics, i.e. the distance between two points is measured by:

d = max(abs(dx), abs(dy))

All points within a square with length 2*d around one point are considered to have a smaller distance than d in this metrics.

[]

Signature: [const] const Polygon ptr [] (unsigned long n)

Description: Returns the nth polygon of the region

This method returns nil if the index is out of range. This returns the raw polygon (not merged polygons if merged semantics is enabled).

Using this method may be costly in terms of memory since it will load the polygons into an array if they have been stored in an hierarchical layout before. It is recommended to use the each iterator instead if possible.

^

Signature: [const] Region ^ (const Region other)

Description: Returns the boolean NOT between self and the other region

Returns:The result of the boolean XOR operation

This method will compute the boolean XOR (intersection) between two regions. The result is often but not necessarily always merged.

^=

Signature: Region ^= (const Region other)

Description: Performs the boolean XOR between self and the other region

Returns:The region after modification (self)

This method will compute the boolean XOR (intersection) between two regions. The result is often but not necessarily always merged.

_create

Signature: void _create

Description: Ensures the C++ object is created

Use this method to ensure the C++ object is created, for example to ensure that resources are allocated. Usually C++ objects are created on demand and not necessarily when the script object is created.

_destroy

Signature: void _destroy

Description: Explicitly destroys the object

Explicitly destroys the object on C++ side if it was owned by the script interpreter. Subsequent access to this object will throw an exception. If the object is not owned by the script, this method will do nothing.

_destroyed?

Signature: [const] bool _destroyed?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the object was already destroyed

This method returns true, if the object was destroyed, either explicitly or by the C++ side. The latter may happen, if the object is owned by a C++ object which got destroyed itself.

_is_const_object?

Signature: [const] bool _is_const_object?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the reference is a const reference

This method returns true, if self is a const reference. In that case, only const methods may be called on self.

_manage

Signature: void _manage

Description: Marks the object as managed by the script side.

After calling this method on an object, the script side will be responsible for the management of the object. This method may be called if an object is returned from a C++ function and the object is known not to be owned by any C++ instance. If necessary, the script side may delete the object if the script's reference is no longer required.

Usually it's not required to call this method. It has been introduced in version 0.24.

_unmanage

Signature: void _unmanage

Description: Marks the object as no longer owned by the script side.

Calling this method will make this object no longer owned by the script's memory management. Instead, the object must be managed in some other way. Usually this method may be called if it is known that some C++ object holds and manages this object. Technically speaking, this method will turn the script's reference into a weak reference. After the script engine decides to delete the reference, the object itself will still exist. If the object is not managed otherwise, memory leaks will occur.

Usually it's not required to call this method. It has been introduced in version 0.24.

area

Signature: [const] long area

Description: The area of the region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics) If merged semantics is not enabled, overlapping areas are counted twice.

Signature: [const] long area (const Box rect)

Description: The area of the region (restricted to a rectangle)

This version will compute the area of the shapes, restricting the computation to the given rectangle.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics) If merged semantics is not enabled, overlapping areas are counted twice.

assign

Signature: void assign (const Region other)

Description: Assigns another object to self

bbox

Signature: [const] Box bbox

Description: Return the bounding box of the region

The bounding box is the box enclosing all points of all polygons.

clear

Signature: void clear

Description: Clears the region

corners

Signature: [const] new Region ptr corners (double angle_start = -180,double angle_end = 180)

Description: This method will select all corners whose attached edges satisfy the angle condition.

The angle values specify a range of angles: all corners whose attached edges form an angle between angle_start and angle_end will be reported as small (2x2 DBU) boxes. The angle is measured between the incoming and the outcoming edge in mathematical sense: a positive value is a turn left while a negative value is a turn right. Since polygon contours are oriented clockwise, positive angles will report concave corners while negative ones report convex ones.

A similar function that reports corners as point-like edges is corners_dots.

This function has been introduced in version 0.25.

corners_dots

Signature: [const] Edges ptr corners_dots (double angle_start = -180,double angle_end = 180)

Description: This method will select all corners whose attached edges satisfy the angle condition.

This method is similar to corners, but delivers an Edges collection with dot-like edges for each corner.

This function has been introduced in version 0.25.

create

Signature: void create

Description: Ensures the C++ object is created

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _create instead

decompose_convex

Signature: [const] new Shapes ptr decompose_convex (int preferred_orientation = Polygon#PO_any)

Description: Decomposes the region into convex pieces.

This method will return a Shapes container that holds a decomposition of the region into convex, simple polygons. See Polygon#decompose_convex for details. If you want Region output, you should use decompose_convex_to_region.

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

decompose_convex_to_region

Signature: [const] new Region ptr decompose_convex_to_region (int preferred_orientation = Polygon#PO_any)

Description: Decomposes the region into convex pieces into a region.

This method is identical to decompose_convex, but delivers a Region object.

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

decompose_trapezoids

Signature: [const] new Shapes ptr decompose_trapezoids (int mode = Polygon#TD_simple)

Description: Decomposes the region into trapezoids.

This method will return a Shapes container that holds a decomposition of the region into trapezoids. See Polygon#decompose_trapezoids for details. If you want Region output, you should use decompose_trapezoids_to_region.

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

decompose_trapezoids_to_region

Signature: [const] new Region ptr decompose_trapezoids_to_region (int mode = Polygon#TD_simple)

Description: Decomposes the region into trapezoids.

This method is identical to decompose_trapezoids, but delivers a Region object.

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

destroy

Signature: void destroy

Description: Explicitly destroys the object

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _destroy instead

destroyed?

Signature: [const] bool destroyed?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the object was already destroyed

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _destroyed? instead

disable_progress

Signature: void disable_progress

Description: Disable progress reporting

Calling this method will disable progress reporting. See enable_progress.

dup

Signature: [const] new Region ptr dup

Description: Creates a copy of self

each

Signature: [const,iter] Polygon each

Description: Returns each polygon of the region

This returns the raw polygons (not merged polygons if merged semantics is enabled).

Python specific notes:
This method enables iteration of the object

each_merged

Signature: [const,iter] Polygon each_merged

Description: Returns each merged polygon of the region

This returns the raw polygons if merged semantics is disabled or the merged ones if merged semantics is enabled.

edges

Signature: [const] Edges edges

Description: Returns an edge collection representing all edges of the polygons in this region

This method will decompose the polygons into the individual edges. Edges making up the hulls of the polygons are oriented clockwise while edges making up the holes are oriented counterclockwise.

The edge collection returned can be manipulated in various ways. See Edges for a description of the possibilities of the edge collection.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

enable_progress

Signature: void enable_progress (string label)

Description: Enable progress reporting

After calling this method, the region will report the progress through a progress bar while expensive operations are running. The label is a text which is put in front of the progress bar. Using a progress bar will imply a performance penalty of a few percent typically.

enclosing_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs enclosing_check (const Region other,unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a check whether polygons of this region enclose polygons of the other region by some amount

d:The minimum overlap for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check

Returns edge pairs for all locations where edges of polygons of this region are enclosing polygons of the other region by less than the given value "d". Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs enclosing_check (const Region other,unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs an enclosing check with options

d:The minimum enclosing distance for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the width check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

extents

Signature: [const] Region extents

Description: Returns a region with the bounding boxes of the polygons

This method will return a region consisting of the bounding boxes of the polygons. The boxes will not be merged, so it is possible to determine overlaps of these boxes for example.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region extents (int d)

Description: Returns a region with the enlarged bounding boxes of the polygons

This method will return a region consisting of the bounding boxes of the polygons enlarged by the given distance d. The enlargement is specified per edge, i.e the width and height will be increased by 2*d. The boxes will not be merged, so it is possible to determine overlaps of these boxes for example.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region extents (int dx,int dy)

Description: Returns a region with the enlarged bounding boxes of the polygons

This method will return a region consisting of the bounding boxes of the polygons enlarged by the given distance dx in x direction and dy in y direction. The enlargement is specified per edge, i.e the width will be increased by 2*dx. The boxes will not be merged, so it is possible to determine overlaps of these boxes for example.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

grid_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs grid_check (int gx,int gy)

Description: Returns a marker for all vertices not being on the given grid

This method will return an edge pair object for every vertex whose x coordinate is not a multiple of gx or whose y coordinate is not a multiple of gy. The edge pair objects contain two edges consisting of the same single point - the original vertex.

If gx or gy is 0 or less, the grid is not checked in that direction.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

holes

Signature: [const] Region holes

Description: Returns the holes of the region

This method returns all holes as filled polygons.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics) If merge semantics is not enabled, the holes may not be detected if the polygons are taken from a hole-less representation (i.e. GDS2 file). Use explicit merge (merge method) in order to merge the polygons and detect holes.

hulls

Signature: [const] Region hulls

Description: Returns the hulls of the region

This method returns all hulls as polygons. The holes will be removed (filles). Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics) If merge semantics is not enabled, the hull may also enclose holes if the polygons are taken from a hole-less representation (i.e. GDS2 file). Use explicit merge (merge method) in order to merge the polygons and detect holes.

in

Signature: [const] Region in (const Region other)

Description: Returns all polygons which are members of the other region

Use of this method is deprecated. Use members_of instead

Python specific notes:
This method is available as method 'in_' in Python

insert

Signature: void insert (const Box box)

Description: Inserts a box

Inserts a box into the region.

Signature: void insert (const Polygon polygon)

Description: Inserts a polygon

Inserts a polygon into the region.

Signature: void insert (const SimplePolygon polygon)

Description: Inserts a simple polygon

Inserts a simple polygon into the region.

Signature: void insert (const Path path)

Description: Inserts a path

Inserts a path into the region.

Signature: void insert (RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator)

Description: Inserts all shapes delivered by the recursive shape iterator into this region

This method will insert all shapes delivered by the shape iterator and insert them into the region. Text objects and edges are not inserted, because they cannot be converted to polygons.

Signature: void insert (RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator,ICplxTrans trans)

Description: Inserts all shapes delivered by the recursive shape iterator into this region with a transformation

This method will insert all shapes delivered by the shape iterator and insert them into the region. Text objects and edges are not inserted, because they cannot be converted to polygons. This variant will apply the given transformation to the shapes. This is useful to scale the shapes to a specific database unit for example.

Signature: void insert (Polygon[] array)

Description: Inserts all polygons from the array into this region

Signature: void insert (const Region region)

Description: Inserts all polygons from the other region into this region

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

Signature: void insert (const Shapes shapes)

Description: Inserts all polygons from the shape collection into this region

This method takes each "polygon-like" shape from the shape collection and insertes this shape into the region. Paths and boxes are converted to polygons during this process. Edges and text objects are ignored.

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

Signature: void insert (const Shapes shapes,const Trans arg2)

Description: Inserts all polygons from the shape collection into this region with transformation

This method takes each "polygon-like" shape from the shape collection and insertes this shape into the region after applying the given transformation. Paths and boxes are converted to polygons during this process. Edges and text objects are ignored.

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

Signature: void insert (const Shapes shapes,const ICplxTrans arg2)

Description: Inserts all polygons from the shape collection into this region with complex transformation

This method takes each "polygon-like" shape from the shape collection and insertes this shape into the region after applying the given complex transformation. Paths and boxes are converted to polygons during this process. Edges and text objects are ignored.

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

inside

Signature: [const] Region inside (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which are completely inside polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons which are inside polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

inside_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs inside_check (const Region other,unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a check whether polygons of this region are inside polygons of the other region by some amount

d:The minimum overlap for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check

Returns edge pairs for all locations where edges of polygons of this region are inside polygons of the other region by less than the given value "d". Contrary to the name, this check does not check whether polygons are inside other polygons but rather checks whether there is enough overlap of the other polygons vs. polygons of this region. Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs inside_check (const Region other,unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs an inside check with options

d:The minimum distance for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the width check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

interacting

Signature: [const] Region interacting (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which overlap or touch polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons overlapping or touching polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region interacting (const Edges other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which overlap or touch edges from the edge collection

Returns:A new region containing the polygons overlapping or touching edges from the edge collection

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

This method has been introduced in version 0.25

is_box?

Signature: [const] bool is_box?

Description: Returns true, if the region is a simple box

Returns:True if the region is a box.

This method does not apply implicit merging if merge semantics is enabled. If the region is not merged, this method may return false even if the merged region would be a box.

is_const_object?

Signature: [const] bool is_const_object?

Description: Returns a value indicating whether the reference is a const reference

Use of this method is deprecated. Use _is_const_object? instead

is_empty?

Signature: [const] bool is_empty?

Description: Returns true if the region is empty

is_merged?

Signature: [const] bool is_merged?

Description: Returns true if the region is merged

If the region is merged, polygons will not touch or overlap. You can ensure merged state by calling merge.

isolated_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs isolated_check (unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a space check between edges of different polygons

d:The minimum space for which the polygons are checked

Performs a space check against the minimum space "d". For locations where a polygon has a space less than the given value to other polygons (not itself), an error marker is produced. Error markers form a EdgePairs collection. Edge pairs are pairs of edges where each edge marks one edge of the original polygon. Edge pairs can be converted back to polygons or separated into their edge contributions. See EdgePairs for a description of that collection object.

This version is restricted to checking edges of one polygon vs. edges of other polygons. To ensure that the polygon is merged and does not come in pieces, use the merge method before. space_check is a version which checks spacing of all polygon edges vs. edges of the some or other polygons. notch_check is a version which checks spacing of polygons edges of the same polygon only.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs isolated_check (unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs a space check between edges of different polygons with options

d:The minimum space for which the polygons are checked
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the space check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

members_of

Signature: [const] Region members_of (const Region other)

Description: Returns all polygons which are members of the other region

This method returns all polygons in self which can be found in the other region as well with exactly the same geometry.

Python specific notes:
This method is available as method 'in_' in Python

merge

Signature: Region merge

Description: Merge the region

Returns:The region after is has been merged (self).

Merging removes overlaps and joins touching polygons. If the region is already merged, this method does nothing

Signature: Region merge (int min_wc)

Description: Merge the region with options

min_wc:Overlap selection
Returns:The region after is has been merged (self).

Merging removes overlaps and joins touching polygons. This version provides one additional option: "min_wc" controls whether output is only produced if multiple polygons overlap. The value specifies the number of polygons that need to overlap. A value of 2 means that output is only produced if two or more polygons overlap.

This method is equivalent to "merge(false, min_wc).

Signature: Region merge (bool min_coherence,int min_wc)

Description: Merge the region with options

min_coherence:A flag indicating whether the resulting polygons shall have minimum coherence
min_wc:Overlap selection
Returns:The region after is has been merged (self).

Merging removes overlaps and joins touching polygons. This version provides two additional options: if "min_coherence" is set to true, "kissing corners" are resolved by producing separate polygons. "min_wc" controls whether output is only produced if multiple polygons overlap. The value specifies the number of polygons that need to overlap. A value of 2 means that output is only produced if two or more polygons overlap.

merged

Signature: [const] Region merged

Description: Returns the merged region

Returns:The region after is has been merged.

Merging removes overlaps and joins touching polygons. If the region is already merged, this method does nothing. In contrast to merge, this method does not modify the region but returns a merged copy.

Signature: Region merged (int min_wc)

Description: Returns the merged region (with options)

Returns:The region after is has been merged.

This version provides one additional options: "min_wc" controls whether output is only produced if multiple polygons overlap. The value specifies the number of polygons that need to overlap. A value of 2 means that output is only produced if two or more polygons overlap.

This method is equivalent to "merged(false, min_wc)".

In contrast to merge, this method does not modify the region but returns a merged copy.

Signature: Region merged (bool min_coherence,int min_wc)

Description: Returns the merged region (with options)

min_coherence:A flag indicating whether the resulting polygons shall have minimum coherence
min_wc:Overlap selection
Returns:The region after is has been merged (self).

Merging removes overlaps and joins touching polygons. This version provides two additional options: if "min_coherence" is set to true, "kissing corners" are resolved by producing separate polygons. "min_wc" controls whether output is only produced if multiple polygons overlap. The value specifies the number of polygons that need to overlap. A value of 2 means that output is only produced if two or more polygons overlap.

In contrast to merge, this method does not modify the region but returns a merged copy.

merged_semantics=

Signature: void merged_semantics= (bool f)

Description: Enables or disables merged semantics

If merged semantics is enabled (the default), coherent polygons will be considered as single regions and artificial edges such as cut-lines will not be considered. Merged semantics thus is equivalent to considering coherent areas rather than single polygons

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a writable attribute 'merged_semantics'. This is the setter.

merged_semantics?

Signature: [const] bool merged_semantics?

Description: Gets a flag indicating whether merged semantics is enabled

See merged_semantics= for a description of this attribute.

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a readable attribute 'merged_semantics'. This is the getter.

min_coherence=

Signature: void min_coherence= (bool f)

Description: Enable or disable minimum coherence

If minimum coherence is set, the merge operations (explicit merge with merge or implicit merge through merged_semantics) are performed using minimum coherence mode. The coherence mode determines how kissing-corner situations are resolved. If minimum coherence is selected, they are resolved such that multiple polygons are created which touch at a corner).

The default setting is maximum coherence (min_coherence = false).

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a writable attribute 'min_coherence'. This is the setter.

min_coherence?

Signature: [const] bool min_coherence?

Description: Gets a flag indicating whether minimum coherence is selected

See min_coherence= for a description of this attribute.

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a readable attribute 'min_coherence'. This is the getter.

minkowsky_sum

Signature: [const] Region minkowsky_sum (const Edge e)

Description: Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and an edge

e:The edge.
Returns:The new polygons representing the Minkowsky sum with the edge e.

The Minkowsky sum of a region and an edge basically results in the area covered when "dragging" the region along the line given by the edge. The effect is similar to drawing the line with a pencil that has the shape of the given region.

The resulting polygons are not merged. In order to remove overlaps, use the merge or merged method.Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region minkowsky_sum (const Polygon p)

Description: Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and a polygon

p:The first argument.
Returns:The new polygons representing the Minkowsky sum of self and p.

The Minkowsky sum of a region and a polygon is basically the result of "painting" the region with a pen that has the shape of the second polygon.

The resulting polygons are not merged. In order to remove overlaps, use the merge or merged method.Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region minkowsky_sum (const Box b)

Description: Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and a box

b:The box.
Returns:The new polygons representing the Minkowsky sum of self and the box.

The result is equivalent to the region-with-polygon Minkowsky sum with the box used as the second polygon.

The resulting polygons are not merged. In order to remove overlaps, use the merge or merged method.Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region minkowsky_sum (Point[] b)

Description: Compute the Minkowsky sum of the region and a contour of points (a trace)

b:The contour (a series of points forming the trace).
Returns:The new polygons representing the Minkowsky sum of self and the contour.

The Minkowsky sum of a region and a contour basically results in the area covered when "dragging" the region along the contour. The effect is similar to drawing the contour with a pencil that has the shape of the given region.

The resulting polygons are not merged. In order to remove overlaps, use the merge or merged method.Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

move

Signature: Region move (const Vector v)

Description: Moves the region

v:The distance to move the region.
Returns:The moved region (self).

Moves the polygon by the given offset and returns the moved region. The region is overwritten.

Starting with version 0.25 this method accepts a vector argument.

Signature: Region move (int x,int y)

Description: Moves the region

x:The x distance to move the region.
y:The y distance to move the region.
Returns:The moved region (self).

Moves the region by the given offset and returns the moved region. The region is overwritten.

moved

Signature: [const] Region moved (const Vector p)

Description: Returns the moved region (does not modify self)

p:The distance to move the region.
Returns:The moved region.

Moves the region by the given offset and returns the moved region. The region is not modified.

Starting with version 0.25 this method accepts a vector argument.

Signature: [const] Region moved (int x,int y)

Description: Returns the moved region (does not modify self)

x:The x distance to move the region.
y:The y distance to move the region.
Returns:The moved region.

Moves the region by the given offset and returns the moved region. The region is not modified.

new

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new

Description: Default constructor

This constructor creates an empty region.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (Polygon[] array)

Description: Constructor from a polygon array

This constructor creates a region from an array of polygons.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const Box box)

Description: Box constructor

This constructor creates a region from a box.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const Polygon polygon)

Description: Polygon constructor

This constructor creates a region from a polygon.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const SimplePolygon polygon)

Description: Simple polygon constructor

This constructor creates a region from a simple polygon.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const Path path)

Description: Path constructor

This constructor creates a region from a path.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const Shapes shapes)

Description: Shapes constructor

This constructor creates a region from a Shapes collection.

This constructor has been introduced in version 0.25.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator)

Description: Constructor from a hierarchical shape set

This constructor creates a region from the shapes delivered by the given recursive shape iterator. Text objects and edges are not inserted, because they cannot be converted to polygons. This method allows to feed the shapes from a hierarchy of cells into the region.

layout = ... # a layout
cell   = ... # the index of the initial cell
layer  = ... # the index of the layer from where to take the shapes from
r = RBA::Region::new(layout.begin_shapes(cell, layer))

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator,const ICplxTrans trans)

Description: Constructor from a hierarchical shape set with a transformation

This constructor creates a region from the shapes delivered by the given recursive shape iterator. Text objects and edges are not inserted, because they cannot be converted to polygons. On the delivered shapes it applies the given transformation. This method allows to feed the shapes from a hierarchy of cells into the region. The transformation is useful to scale to a specific database unit for example.

layout = ... # a layout
cell   = ... # the index of the initial cell
layer  = ... # the index of the layer from where to take the shapes from
dbu    = 0.1 # the target database unit
r = RBA::Region::new(layout.begin_shapes(cell, layer), RBA::ICplxTrans::new(layout.dbu / dbu))

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

Signature: [static] new Region ptr new (const RecursiveShapeIterator shape_iterator,string expr,bool as_pattern = true)

Description: Constructor from a text set

shape_iterator:The iterator from which to derive the texts
expr:The selection string
as_pattern:If true, the selection string is treated as a glob pattern. Otherwise the match is exact.

This special constructor will create a region from the text objects delivered by the shape iterator. Each text object will deliver a small (non-empty) box that represents the text origin. Texts can be selected by their strings - either through a glob pattern or by exact comparison with the given string. The following options are available:

region = RBA::Region::new(iter, "*")           # all texts
region = RBA::Region::new(iter, "A*")          # all texts starting with an 'A'
region = RBA::Region::new(iter, "A*", false)   # all texts exactly matchin 'A*'

This method has been introduced in version 0.25.

Python specific notes:
This method is the default initializer of the object

non_rectangles

Signature: [const] Region non_rectangles

Description: Returns all polygons which are not rectangles

This method returns all polygons in self which are not rectangles.Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

non_rectilinear

Signature: [const] Region non_rectilinear

Description: Returns all polygons which are not rectilinear

This method returns all polygons in self which are not rectilinear.Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

not_in

Signature: [const] Region not_in (const Region other)

Description: Returns all polygons which are not members of the other region

Use of this method is deprecated. Use not_members_of instead

not_inside

Signature: [const] Region not_inside (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which are not completely inside polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons which are not inside polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

not_interacting

Signature: [const] Region not_interacting (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which do not overlap or touch polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons not overlapping or touching polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region not_interacting (const Edges other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which do not overlap or touch edges from the edge collection

Returns:A new region containing the polygons not overlapping or touching edges from the edge collection

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

This method has been introduced in version 0.25

not_members_of

Signature: [const] Region not_members_of (const Region other)

Description: Returns all polygons which are not members of the other region

This method returns all polygons in self which can not be found in the other region with exactly the same geometry.

not_outside

Signature: [const] Region not_outside (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which are not completely outside polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons which are not outside polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

not_overlapping

Signature: [const] Region not_overlapping (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which do not overlap polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons not overlapping polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

notch_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs notch_check (unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a space check between edges of the same polygon

d:The minimum space for which the polygons are checked

Performs a space check against the minimum space "d". For locations where a polygon has a space less than the given value to either itself (a notch) or to other polygons, an error marker is produced. Error markers form a EdgePairs collection. Edge pairs are pairs of edges where each edge marks one edge of the original polygon. Edge pairs can be converted back to polygons or separated into their edge contributions. See EdgePairs for a description of that collection object.

This version is restricted to checking edges of one polygon vs. edges of itself. To ensure that the polygon is merged and does not come in pieces, use the merge method before. space_check is a version which checks spacing of all polygon edges vs. edges of the some or other polygons. isolated_check is a version which checks spacing between different polygons only.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs notch_check (unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs a space check between edges of the same polygon with options

d:The minimum space for which the polygons are checked
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the space check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

outside

Signature: [const] Region outside (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which are completely outside polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons which are outside polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

overlap_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs overlap_check (const Region other,unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a check whether polygons of this region overlap polygons of the other region by some amount

d:The minimum overlap for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check

Returns edge pairs for all locations where edges of polygons of this region overlap polygons of the other region by less than the given value "d". Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs overlap_check (const Region other,unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs an overlap check with options

d:The minimum overlap for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the width check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

overlapping

Signature: [const] Region overlapping (const Region other)

Description: Returns the polygons of this region which overlap polygons from the other region

Returns:A new region containing the polygons overlapping polygons from the other region

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

perimeter

Signature: [const] unsigned long perimeter

Description: The total perimeter of the polygons

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics) If merged semantics is not enabled, internal edges are counted as well.

Signature: [const] unsigned long perimeter (const Box rect)

Description: The total perimeter of the polygons (restricted to a rectangle)

This version will compute the perimeter of the polygons, restricting the computation to the given rectangle. Edges along the border are handled in a special way: they are counted when they are oriented with their inside side toward the rectangle (in other words: outside edges must coincide with the rectangle's border in order to be counted).

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics) If merged semantics is not enabled, internal edges are counted as well.

rectangles

Signature: [const] Region rectangles

Description: Returns all polygons which are rectangles

This method returns all polygons in self which are rectangles.Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

rectilinear

Signature: [const] Region rectilinear

Description: Returns all polygons which are rectilinear

This method returns all polygons in self which are rectilinear.Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

round_corners

Signature: void round_corners (double r_inner,double r_outer,unsigned int n)

Description: Corner rounding

r_inner:Inner corner radius (in database units)
r_outer:Outer corner radius (in database units)
n:The number of points per circle

This method rounds the corners of the polygons in the region. Inner corners will be rounded with a radius of r_inner and outer corners with a radius of r_outer. The circles will be approximated by segments using n segments per full circle.

This method modifies the region. rounded_corners is a method that does the same but returns a new region without modifying self. Merged semantics applies for this method.

rounded_corners

Signature: [const] Region rounded_corners (double r_inner,double r_outer,unsigned int n)

Description: Corner rounding

r_inner:Inner corner radius (in database units)
r_outer:Outer corner radius (in database units)
n:The number of points per circle

See round_corners for a description of this method. This version returns a new region instead of modifying self (out-of-place).

select_inside

Signature: Region select_inside (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons of this region which are completely inside polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

select_interacting

Signature: Region select_interacting (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons from this region which overlap or touch polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: Region select_interacting (const Edges other)

Description: Selects the polygons from this region which overlap or touch edges from the edge collection

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

This method has been introduced in version 0.25

select_not_inside

Signature: Region select_not_inside (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons of this region which are not completely inside polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

select_not_interacting

Signature: Region select_not_interacting (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons from this region which do not overlap or touch polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: Region select_not_interacting (const Edges other)

Description: Selects the polygons from this region which do not overlap or touch edges from the edge collection

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

This method has been introduced in version 0.25

select_not_outside

Signature: Region select_not_outside (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons of this region which are not completely outside polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

select_not_overlapping

Signature: Region select_not_overlapping (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons from this region which do not overlap polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

select_outside

Signature: Region select_outside (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons of this region which are completely outside polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

select_overlapping

Signature: Region select_overlapping (const Region other)

Description: Selects the polygons from this region which overlap polygons from the other region

Returns:The region after the polygons have been selected (self)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

separation_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs separation_check (const Region other,unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a check whether polygons of this region are separated from polygons of the other region by some amount

d:The minimum separation for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check

Returns edge pairs for all locations where edges of polygons of this region are separated by polygons of the other region by less than the given value "d". Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs separation_check (const Region other,unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs a separation check with options

d:The minimum separation for which the polygons are checked
other:The other region against which to check
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the width check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

size

Signature: Region size (int dx,int dy,unsigned int mode)

Description: Anisotropic sizing (biasing)

Returns:The region after the sizing has applied (self)

Shifts the contour outwards (dx,dy>0) or inwards (dx,dy<0). dx is the sizing in x-direction and dy is the sizing in y-direction. The sign of dx and dy should be identical.

This method applies a sizing to the region. Before the sizing is done, the region is merged if this is not the case already.

The mode defines at which bending angle cutoff occurs (0:>0, 1:>45, 2:>90, 3:>135, 4:>approx. 168, other:>approx. 179)

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

The result is a set of polygons which may be overlapping, but are not self- intersecting. Polygons may overlap afterwards because they grew big enough to overlap their neighbors. In that case, merge can be used to detect this overlaps by setting the "min_wc" parameter to value 1:

r = RBA::Region::new
r.insert(RBA::Box::new(0, 0, 50, 50))
r.insert(RBA::Box::new(100, 0, 150, 50))
r.size(50, 2)
r.merge(false, 1)
# r now is (50,-50;50,100;100,100;100,-50)

Signature: Region size (int d,unsigned int mode)

Description: Isotropic sizing (biasing)

Returns:The region after the sizing has applied (self)

This method is equivalent to "size(d, d, mode)".

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: Region size (int d)

Description: Isotropic sizing (biasing)

Returns:The region after the sizing has applied (self)

This method is equivalent to "size(d, d, 2)".

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] unsigned long size

Description: Returns the number of polygons in the region

This returns the number of raw polygons (not merged polygons if merged semantics is enabled).

sized

Signature: [const] Region sized (int dx,int dy,unsigned int mode)

Description: Returns the anisotropically sized region

Returns:The sized region

This method is returns the sized region (see size), but does not modify self.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region sized (int d,unsigned int mode)

Description: Returns the isotropically sized region

Returns:The sized region

This method is returns the sized region (see size), but does not modify self.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: Region sized (int d)

Description: Isotropic sizing (biasing)

Returns:The region after the sizing has applied (self)

This method is equivalent to "sized(d, d, 2)".

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

smooth

Signature: void smooth (int d)

Description: Smoothing

d:The smoothing tolerance (in database units)

This method will simplify the merged polygons of the region by removing vertexes if the resulting polygon stays equivalent with the original polygon. Equivalence is measured in terms of a deviation which is guaranteed to not become larger than d. This method modifies the region. smoothed is a method that does the same but returns a new region without modifying self. Merged semantics applies for this method.

smoothed

Signature: [const] Region smoothed (int d)

Description: Smoothing

d:The smoothing tolerance (in database units)

See smooth for a description of this method. This version returns a new region instead of modifying self (out-of-place). It has been introduced in version 0.25.

snap

Signature: void snap (int gx,int gy)

Description: Snaps the region to the given grid

This method will snap the region to the given grid - each x or y coordinate is brought on the gx or gy grid by rounding to the nearest value which is a multiple of gx or gy.

If gx or gy is 0 or less, no snapping happens in that direction.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

snapped

Signature: [const] Region snapped (int gx,int gy)

Description: Returns the snapped region

This method will snap the region to the given grid and return the snapped region (see snap). The original region is not modified.

space_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs space_check (unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a space check

d:The minimum space for which the polygons are checked

Performs a space check against the minimum space "d". For locations where a polygon has a space less than the given value to either itself (a notch) or to other polygons, an error marker is produced. Error markers form a EdgePairs collection. Edge pairs are pairs of edges where each edge marks one edge of the original polygon. Edge pairs can be converted back to polygons or separated into their edge contributions. See EdgePairs for a description of that collection object.

notch_check is a version which checks spacing of polygon edges only against edges of the same polygon. isolated_check is a version which checks spacing between different polygons only.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs space_check (unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs a space check with options

d:The minimum space for which the polygons are checked
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the space check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

strange_polygon_check

Signature: [const] Region strange_polygon_check

Description: Returns a region containing those parts of polygons which are "strange"

Strange parts of polygons are self-overlapping parts or non-orientable parts (i.e. in the "8" configuration).

Merged semantics does not apply for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

strict_handling=

Signature: void strict_handling= (bool f)

Description: Enables or disables strict handling

Strict handling means to leave away some optimizations. Specifically the output of boolean operations will be merged even if one input is empty. Without strict handling, the operation will be optimized and output won't be merged.

Strict handling is disabled by default and optimization is in place.

This method has been introduced in version 0.23.2.

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a writable attribute 'strict_handling'. This is the setter.

strict_handling?

Signature: [const] bool strict_handling?

Description: Gets a flag indicating whether merged semantics is enabled

See strict_handling= for a description of this attribute.

This method has been introduced in version 0.23.2.

Python specific notes:
The object exposes a readable attribute 'strict_handling'. This is the getter.

swap

Signature: void swap (Region other)

Description: Swap the contents of this region with the contents of another region

This method is useful to avoid excessive memory allocation in some cases. For managed memory languages such as Ruby, those cases will be rare.

to_s

Signature: [const] string to_s

Description: Converts the region to a string

The length of the output is limited to 20 polygons to avoid giant strings on large regions. For full output use "to_s" with a maximum count parameter.

Python specific notes:
This method is also available as 'str(object)' and 'repr(object)'

Signature: [const] string to_s (unsigned long max_count)

Description: Converts the region to a string

This version allows specification of the maximum number of polygons contained in the string.

Python specific notes:
This method is also available as 'str(object)' and 'repr(object)'

transform

Signature: Region transform (const Trans t)

Description: Transform the region (modifies self)

t:The transformation to apply.
Returns:The transformed region.

Transforms the region with the given transformation. This version modifies the region and returns a reference to self.

Signature: Region transform (const ICplxTrans t)

Description: Transform the region with a complex transformation (modifies self)

t:The transformation to apply.
Returns:The transformed region.

Transforms the region with the given transformation. This version modifies the region and returns a reference to self.

transform_icplx

Signature: Region transform_icplx (const ICplxTrans t)

Description: Transform the region with a complex transformation (modifies self)

t:The transformation to apply.
Returns:The transformed region.

Use of this method is deprecated. Use transform instead

transformed

Signature: [const] Region transformed (const Trans t)

Description: Transform the region

t:The transformation to apply.
Returns:The transformed region.

Transforms the region with the given transformation. Does not modify the region but returns the transformed region.

Signature: [const] Region transformed (const ICplxTrans t)

Description: Transform the region with a complex transformation

t:The transformation to apply.
Returns:The transformed region.

Transforms the region with the given complex transformation. Does not modify the region but returns the transformed region.

transformed_icplx

Signature: [const] Region transformed_icplx (const ICplxTrans t)

Description: Transform the region with a complex transformation

t:The transformation to apply.
Returns:The transformed region.

Use of this method is deprecated. Use transformed instead

width_check

Signature: [const] EdgePairs width_check (unsigned int d)

Description: Performs a width check

d:The minimum width for which the polygons are checked

Performs a width check against the minimum width "d". For locations where a polygon has a width less than the given value, an error marker is produced. Error markers form a EdgePairs collection. Edge pairs are pairs of edges where each edge marks one edge of the original polygon. Edge pairs can be converted back to polygons or separated into their edge contributions. See EdgePairs for a description of that collection object.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs width_check (unsigned int d,bool whole_edges,variant metrics,variant ignore_angle,variant min_projection,variant max_projection)

Description: Performs a width check with options

d:The minimum width for which the polygons are checked
whole_edges:If true, deliver the whole edges
metrics:Specify the metrics type
ignore_angle:The angle above which no check is performed
min_projection:The lower threshold of the projected length of one edge onto another
max_projection:The upper limit of the projected length of one edge onto another

This version is similar to the simple version with one parameter. In addition, it allows to specify many more options.

If "whole_edges" is true, the resulting EdgePairs collection will receive the whole edges which contribute in the width check.

"metrics" can be one of the constants Euclidian, Square or Projection. See there for a description of these constants. Use nil for this value to select the default (Euclidian metrics).

"ignore_angle" specifies the angle limit of two edges. If two edges form an angle equal or above the given value, they will not contribute in the check. Setting this value to 90 (the default) will exclude edges with an angle of 90 degree or more from the check. Use nil for this value to select the default.

"min_projection" and "max_projection" allow to select edges by their projected value upon each other. It is sufficient if the projection of one edge on the other matches the specified condition. The projected length must be larger or equal to "min_projection" and less than "max_projection". If you don't want to specify one limit, pass nil to the respective value.

Merged semantics applies for the input of this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

with_angle

Signature: [const] EdgePairs with_angle (double angle,bool inverse)

Description: Returns markers on every corner with the given angle (or not with the given angle)

If the inverse flag is false, this method returns an error marker (an EdgePair object) for every corner whose connected edges form an angle with the given value (in degree). If the inverse flag is true, the method returns markers for every corner whose angle is not the given value.

The edge pair objects returned will contain both edges forming the angle.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] EdgePairs with_angle (double amin,double amax,bool inverse)

Description: Returns markers on every corner with an angle of more than amin and less than amax (or the opposite)

If the inverse flag is false, this method returns an error marker (an EdgePair object) for every corner whose connected edges form an angle whose value is more or equal to amin (in degree) or less (but not equal to) amax. If the inverse flag is true, the method returns markers for every corner whose angle is not matching that criterion.

The edge pair objects returned will contain both edges forming the angle.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

with_area

Signature: [const] Region with_area (long area,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by area

Filters the polygons inside the region by area. If "inverse" is false, only polygons which have the given area are returned. If "inverse" is true, polygons not having the given area are returned.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region with_area (variant min_area,variant max_area,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by area

Filters the polygons inside the region by area. If "inverse" is false, only polygons which have an area larger or equal to "min_area" and less than "max_area" are returned. If "inverse" is true, polygons having an area less than "min_area" or larger or equal than "max_area" are returned.

If you don't want to specify a lower or upper limit, pass nil to that parameter.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

with_bbox_height

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_height (unsigned int height,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box height

Filters the polygons inside the region by the height of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box has the given height are returned. If "inverse" is true, polygons whose bounding box does not have the given height are returned.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_height (variant min_height,variant max_height,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box height

Filters the polygons inside the region by the height of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box has a height larger or equal to "min_height" and less than "max_height" are returned. If "inverse" is true, all polygons not matching this criterion are returned. If you don't want to specify a lower or upper limit, pass nil to that parameter.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

with_bbox_max

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_max (unsigned int dim,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is larger

Filters the polygons inside the region by the maximum dimension of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box's larger dimension is equal to the given value are returned. If "inverse" is true, all polygons not matching this criterion are returned. Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_max (variant min_dim,variant max_dim,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is larger

Filters the polygons inside the region by the minimum dimension of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box's larger dimension is larger or equal to "min_dim" and less than "max_dim" are returned. If "inverse" is true, all polygons not matching this criterion are returned. If you don't want to specify a lower or upper limit, pass nil to that parameter.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

with_bbox_min

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_min (unsigned int dim,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is smaller

Filters the polygons inside the region by the minimum dimension of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box's smaller dimension is equal to the given value are returned. If "inverse" is true, all polygons not matching this criterion are returned. Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_min (variant min_dim,variant max_dim,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box width or height, whichever is smaller

Filters the polygons inside the region by the minimum dimension of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box's smaller dimension is larger or equal to "min_dim" and less than "max_dim" are returned. If "inverse" is true, all polygons not matching this criterion are returned. If you don't want to specify a lower or upper limit, pass nil to that parameter.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

with_bbox_width

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_width (unsigned int width,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box width

Filters the polygons inside the region by the width of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box has the given width are returned. If "inverse" is true, polygons whose bounding box does not have the given width are returned.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region with_bbox_width (variant min_width,variant max_width,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by bounding box width

Filters the polygons inside the region by the width of their bounding box. If "inverse" is false, only polygons whose bounding box has a width larger or equal to "min_width" and less than "max_width" are returned. If "inverse" is true, all polygons not matching this criterion are returned. If you don't want to specify a lower or upper limit, pass nil to that parameter.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

with_perimeter

Signature: [const] Region with_perimeter (unsigned long perimeter,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by perimeter

Filters the polygons inside the region by perimeter. If "inverse" is false, only polygons which have the given perimeter are returned. If "inverse" is true, polygons not having the given perimeter are returned.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

Signature: [const] Region with_perimeter (variant min_perimeter,variant max_perimeter,bool inverse)

Description: Filter the polygons by perimeter

Filters the polygons inside the region by perimeter. If "inverse" is false, only polygons which have a perimeter larger or equal to "min_perimeter" and less than "max_perimeter" are returned. If "inverse" is true, polygons having a perimeter less than "min_perimeter" or larger or equal than "max_perimeter" are returned.

If you don't want to specify a lower or upper limit, pass nil to that parameter.

Merged semantics applies for this method (see merged_semantics= of merged semantics)

|

Signature: [const] Region | (const Region other)

Description: Returns the boolean OR between self and the other region

Returns:The resulting region

The boolean OR is implemented by merging the polygons of both regions. To simply join the regions without merging, the + operator is more efficient.

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Signature: Region |= (const Region other)

Description: Performs the boolean OR between self and the other region

Returns:The region after modification (self)

The boolean OR is implemented by merging the polygons of both regions. To simply join the regions without merging, the + operator is more efficient.