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 Autosilk utils release 8.23 

Last post Thu, May 26 2011 4:13 PM by eDave. 12 replies.
Started by eDave 10 Dec 2009 12:54 PM. Topic has 12 replies and 5177 views
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  • Thu, Dec 10 2009 12:54 PM

    • eDave
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    Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    Thanks to all who contributed ideas for this release.

    There are some bug fixes and a few new features - such as a "Cut line" option and optional grid snapping for moved objects.

    This version has only been tested in 16.2 and 16.3 (Beta).

    Merry Christmas,

    Dave

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  • Fri, Dec 11 2009 11:46 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

     Dave, Really good file. Thanks for sharing it. I thought that this file will help us, where is the mistake in board file. My question is, is it possible to align silk texts automatically instead of manual work sinace it will take long time?

    Thanks,

    Shiva.

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  • Sun, Dec 13 2009 6:45 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    I have tried to use the previous revision. It's very good Skill program.

    Perhaps, Cadence should take it as official function.

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  • Sun, Dec 13 2009 8:10 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    Wonderful ! This is really useful skill file. Thanks for sharing it. It help me in "silkscreen check" very much.But I have one question : Can you add on your skill file the function  " text rotation angle check"?.( Maybe I am rather covetousness????)

    Thanks alot.

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  • Mon, Dec 14 2009 2:11 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

     Hi Dave,

      Thank you very much for sharing your SKILL. I've used it already and helped a lot in speeding the check. There's one thing I would like to ask you though. Is it possible to add a code for checking the following silkscreen vioaltions:

     1. Silkscreen on top of another silkscreen.

     2. Silkscreen on top of a via or pin.

    Thanks again, 

    T

     

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  • Mon, Dec 14 2009 2:21 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    Thanks all for the feedback.

    I am in the process of adding silkscreen-silkscreen checking. I will also consider text rotation checking. Both of these were outside my original scope which was to ensure that silkscreen was clear of soldermask.

    To answer Tolstoy's second request, the utility checks for silkscreen over soldermask pads on pins and vias (if you select these options). Does this not work for you? Or do you want a check for silkscreen over pads that do not have soldermask pads? I can see that this might be useful if you do not use soldermask but do you really have boards like that? Flex?

    Cheers, Dave

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  • Mon, Dec 14 2009 2:30 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

     Thanks Dave for a quick reply and great to know that you are already working on this Silk-Silk. As for the Silk to via - yes I do have a lot of vias (transition vias) that don't have soldermask (clearance). And often times these errors get caught in FAB which already too late to get fixed.

    Regards,

    T

    P.S.

     looking forward for the next release!! 

     

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  • Mon, Dec 14 2009 2:37 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    So is the check required actually silk-to-hole?

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  • Mon, Dec 14 2009 2:40 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    That is correct Dave.

    Regards,

     

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  • Wed, Dec 23 2009 4:34 AM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    Hi Dave

    How did you get the get the code for your small logo (defun( tait_logoThumbnail (handle))

    Did you find some code that could create this from bmp/jpg?

    Best regards

    Ole

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  • Wed, Dec 23 2009 12:43 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    Hi Ole,

    It's a simple logo so I "traced" it manually. I suppose that I could also have used my logo utility and taken the intermediate output.

    Dave

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  • Wed, May 25 2011 1:37 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

     Hi Dave,

     This looks like a really usefull tool. I'm currently trying to rotate all of my silk on 0 degrees to 180 degrees and I want to keep all silk at 90 degrees the same. Can your utility do this? If so, do you mind giving me a quick step by step?

     

    Thanks!

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  • Thu, May 26 2011 4:13 PM

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    Re: Autosilk utils release 8.23 Reply

    Hi,

    It's a checking utility rather than a global change utility so, no, it's not ideal for what you are trying to do.

    However, you can check that your text rotations are as required and any that are not can be identified and easily rotated.

    Regards,

    Dave

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