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 Shape with Rounded Corners 

Last post Tue, Aug 25 2009 3:47 PM by Khurana. 4 replies.
Started by Khurana 25 Aug 2009 10:29 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 2588 views
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  • Tue, Aug 25 2009 10:29 AM

    • Khurana
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    Shape with Rounded Corners Reply

    Hi,

    Is there a way to create a shape with rounded corners in a single step?  I know the 1) create shape then 2) Edit Boundary method that requires users to define arc begin/end points but this is for create a shape symbol (ssm) and can be quite tedious especially when you do this all day long (as a librarian).  Are there short-cuts to this?

    Using Allegro PCB Editor XL v16.2 with hotfix..

    Thanks

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  • Tue, Aug 25 2009 11:17 AM

    • mcatramb91
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    Re: Shape with Rounded Corners Reply

    Hello,

    I would create a Dynamic shape then change the shape type to Static inside of a design file (.brd) and use sub-drawing to cut and paste your static shape into your shape symbol.   Dynamic shapes automatically add fillets to the sharp corners of the shape and changing the shape type to Static preserves the fillets as arcs.

    Inside of the Symbol Editor (Shape, Package, Mechanical, etc) you do not have the ability to add a Dynamic shape with the automatically fillets so you will need to do it in a design file (.brd) and simply cut and paste it into a symbol .dra.

    Hope this helps,
    Mike Catrambone

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  • Tue, Aug 25 2009 11:18 AM

    • aCraig
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    Re: Shape with Rounded Corners Reply

    Khurana,

    Go to Setup->User Preferences->Shapes->Voiding and change av_endcapstyle and dv_endcapstyle to round.

    NEVER MIND my bad I thought this work with shape creation as well. Sorry for any confusion.

    -Craig

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  • Tue, Aug 25 2009 11:57 AM

    • jch teyssier
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    Re: Shape with Rounded Corners Reply

     Other way:

     Create your shape, decompose it to obtain lines, use filletting (dimension menu), compose the shape with the new lines.

    Or draw lines directly with arcs or linesand filletting, and compose shape. 

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  • Tue, Aug 25 2009 3:47 PM

    • Khurana
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    Re: Shape with Rounded Corners Reply

    Thank All.

    Mike's method is the only thing that's closest since decompose shape & add line are grayed out in shape symbol mode.  Was hoping that Fillet command would work but not only is it not there in shape symbol mode but it also does not work on a shape (i.e. works on lines only)...probably that's why it's not there.

    Another CCR...

     

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