Fab & Assembly Drawings

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Re: Fab & Assembly Drawings

    by Sal Hernandez » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:28 am

I will submit an enhancement request to allow saving a moved title or drill drawing box on the mechanical layer.
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Sal Hernandez
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Re: Fab & Assembly Drawings

    by Sal Hernandez » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:07 am

The PCB123 Mechanical layer is the layer that shows the layout title block and board stackup. You can add information to this layer just as you would any other. In the Layer Display section of the Edit panel it is the layer labeled Mechanical. You can't place anything other than a cutout on the same layer as the board outline.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
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Re: Fab & Assembly Drawings

    by Sal Hernandez » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:26 pm

The board outline is on every layer while you are in PCB123, but when we output the gerber data you have the board outline on a layer of its own. There is also a copy of the board outline on the paste, drill drawing, and assembly layers.

The buttons along the right side do not allow you to add information. The buttons near the top, on the right (Selection Toolbar), allow you to toggle the ability to select object. The next tool bar (Layers toolbar) on the right allows you to select the active layer. This in conjunction with the appropriate tool allows you to add information to your layout. The last tool bar (Zoom Toolbar) on the right provides zoom and grid options.

The two inactive button on the Layers tool bar are for functionality that has not yet been implemented. The P is for paste and the B I believe is for bottom paste. Please feel free to contact customer support if you have any questions.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
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Re: Fab & Assembly Drawings

    by Sal Hernandez » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:13 am

To add notes to a layer you need to do the following.

1. Select the layer you want to add text to. You can do this by either selecting the layer name in the layer display section of the Edit Panel or by selecting the appropriate button on the right side Layer toolbar. I always use the layer display.

2. Select the Add Text toolbar button.

3. Type your notes.

4. Select OK.

5. Place your text.

6. Once have placed all of the text you need press Esc twice to return to the Select Object tool.

You can add Text to any layer available in the Layer Display. If you want the text to show up on the physical pcb you can use a copper layer or a silkscreen layer. If you want the text in the design but not on the physical pcb you should use either the Mechanical or Drill Drawing layers.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
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Re: Fab & Assembly Drawings

    by Sal Hernandez » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:21 am

You would need to print just the layer you want mirrored and leave the others unchecked.
Regards,

Sal Hernandez
Software Support Engineer I
Sunstone Circuits
13626 S. Freeman Road
Mulino, OR 97042
Phone: 503-829-9108 x226
Fax: 503-829-5482
Sal Hernandez
 
Posts: 381
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