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by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Creating a Footprint with a Round Pin Array
Replies: 0
Views: 1901

Creating a Footprint with a Round Pin Array

1. With your layout open Select Design New Footprint. 2. Set the grid spacing by pressing the g key on your keyboard to the radius of the circle the pins should fit into. 3. Change the rotation increment by selecting the User Preferences Icon on the tool bar. It will either look like this or depenin...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Help needed to design PCB for SMD and thro hole components together in a single PCB
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

Re:Help needed to design PCB for SMD and thro hole components together in a single PCB

<t>Make sure to reviewyour layout thoroughly before submitting an order. For a final print preview of your layout you should select File Print Artwork. There you can print the top layer and the top silkscreen together 1:1 ratio to confirm the artwork is correct. <br/> <br/> You should not mirror obj...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Schematic and Layout Parts (Libraries)
Topic: how can I lay out components in a circular pattern?
Replies: 2
Views: 1976

Re:how can I lay out components in a circular pattern?

Please review the forum post Creating a footprint in a round pin array This should help you understand what needs to be done to create your round array of parts. If the origin of your footprint is not already centered on the part, you may want to do so before beginning. To change the origin of a foo...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Schematic and Layout Parts (Libraries)
Topic: how to move the origin
Replies: 5
Views: 6290

Re:how to move the origin

<t>You cannot move the origin so you will need to move the outline and everything in it to the desired location. First set your grid to the radius of your circle.Drag a box around the entire layout to select all objects. Mouse over any of the selected objects, left click and hold then move your mous...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Schematic and Layout Parts (Libraries)
Topic: Open Thread for Parts Requests
Replies: 11
Views: 8547

Re:Open Thread for Parts Requests

<t>There are DB connector footprints you can find them in the standard.slb library that should be included with your PCB123 install. Once you find the footprint you want to use you will need to pair it with a symbol and add it to the taxonomy to place it directly on your schematic. You can add a foo...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: PCB123 Schematic
Topic: Re:Drag a wire
Replies: 1
Views: 2228

Re:Drag a wire

You will need to update your software to the v4.1.14 release. You will find the latest release on the Sunstone Downloads page.
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: PCB123 Schematic
Topic: Orcad to PCB123 conversion:
Replies: 1
Views: 3141

Re:Orcad to PCB123 conversion:

The top section of your netlist will have a format similar to the entry shown below. [ u1 /reference designator SFH6916 /This shows up in search field for footprint selection ANALOG_RU-16_TSSOP_16 /Symbol (Part Type) ] Since the part number in my netlist is not available in our library I can change ...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: How to specify circle radius?
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

Re:How to specify circle radius?

<t>Thanks for the feedback. I will forward the information to our development team. <br/> <br/> When I want to create a circle of a specific size, using the draw circle tool, I set the grid to the radius of the desired circle. Then left click and release on the circle. As you move your mouse on the ...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: Errata in Version 4 User Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re:Errata in Version 4 User Guide

<t>Thanks for pointing out the v3 references. I have passed the info along to our product management team. <br/> <br/> There have been many changes since v3 so trying to separate the v3 vs v4 changes can be a bit difficult.The versions tend to blend together when you are sitting this close.<br/> <br...
by Sal Hernandez
Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: General PCB123 Discussion
Topic: How to specify circle radius?
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

Re:How to specify circle radius?

Thanks for the suggestions. I will pass them along to product management.

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