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 automatic silkscreen 

Last post Fri, Aug 24 2012 7:22 AM by soori3. 19 replies.
Started by ashok123 18 Apr 2011 11:40 PM. Topic has 19 replies and 6334 views
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  • Mon, Apr 18 2011 11:40 PM

    • ashok123
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    automatic silkscreen Reply
    is it possible to do silkscreen cleanup automatically. is there any skill or script for that?
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  • Tue, Apr 19 2011 12:26 PM

    • eDave
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

    See attached.

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  • Tue, Apr 19 2011 9:15 PM

    • ashok123
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply
    Hi Mr.dave, Thanks for ur reply. But i have that skill file already. That is not working. Do u have any other skill. Have u used that skill, is it worked for you?
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  • Tue, Apr 19 2011 9:29 PM

    • eDave
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

    I wrote the utility. Several companies are using it successfully. Are you running 16.x?

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  • Tue, Apr 19 2011 9:33 PM

    • ashok123
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply
    yes. my version is 16.
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  • Tue, Apr 19 2011 9:53 PM

    • eDave
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

    Ok. It should work. What part isn't working?

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  • Wed, Apr 20 2011 10:20 PM

    • ashok123
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply
    hi dave, When i run silkutils command "silkscreen check v8.23" dialog box is opening. in that dialog box i dont know to set values. if i run with the default values, there is no change in the silk and assembly layers. its just there as it is. even if i give some values and when i run , there is no change in silk. can u tell me how to set the values to do silk cleanup.
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  • Tue, Apr 26 2011 6:05 PM

    • eDave
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

    There is no automatic cleanup. This is partially done when you run the Allegro/Manufacturing silkscreen utility to copy the silkscreen to the Manufacturing layers. The default settings should be OK for starters. Just run "Check All".

    Dave Elder, Tait Communications
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  • Thu, Apr 28 2011 9:24 PM

    • ashok123
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply
    ok dave. can we able to keep the refdes just outside the component without touching the silk line of the component by using this skill file.
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  • Sun, May 1 2011 12:48 PM

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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

    It does check that text doesn't get to close to lines and that refdes text is closest to its parent.

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  • Sun, May 1 2011 8:42 PM

    • ashok123
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply
    ok Dave..thx
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  • Wed, Aug 15 2012 11:48 PM

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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

    Hello Dave,

    i am facing the below error for the autosilk skill file

    Skill > (load"autosilkUtils_public.il")
    E-
    E- (load"autosilkUtils_public.il")
    E-                              ^
    E- SYNTAX ERROR found at line 1 column 30 of file *string*
    E- *Error* lineread/read: syntax error encountered in input
    nil
    Skill >

    Plwase help

     

    Thanks,

    Suresh Annam

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  • Thu, Aug 16 2012 1:52 AM

    • soori3
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

    Hello Dave,

    Now i am able to execute ....:)

    Actually i am working for footprint creation, the issue is i have placed the silkscreen on the footprint pad, but after running the script the silkscreen is not removing...:( 

     

    Thanks,

    Suresh Annam

     

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  • Tue, Aug 21 2012 9:35 AM

    • jch teyssier
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply

     Hi,

    what kind of entity do you use for  silkscreen? Only lines can be "cut", not shapes

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  • Tue, Aug 21 2012 5:51 PM

    • eDave
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    Re: automatic silkscreen Reply
    Sorry, this utility isn't for the symbol editor.
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Started by ashok123 at 18 Apr 2011 11:40 PM. Topic has 19 replies.