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 Generating footprint, want to import pin location list 

Last post Thu, Jul 11 2013 8:54 AM by fxffxf. 8 replies.
Started by TH Designs 10 May 2013 05:37 AM. Topic has 8 replies and 1053 views
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  • Fri, May 10 2013 5:37 AM

    • TH Designs
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    Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

    I'm generating a footprint for a cylindrical connector that has 61 pins where each pin has a specific x/y location that is not on a grid. I see that there is a command under File>Import called "CSV Pin File". I am making the assumption that by using this command I can point to a CSV file that contains the pin number and coordinate for each pin.

    I'm looking for a clue as to how to set up the CSV file. When I search the "help" files I don't seem to find any info on using this command. I have searched through the help files for mayn things related to importing CSV files such as CSV Pin import, File Import CSV, Green Cows, etc....... all returned nothing useful. I have even clicked on the "help" button in the CSV Pin file input dialog box, but that just takes me to a general page of commands by letter.

    I'm sure this is probably a very simple process, I just need to know the required format of data in the CSV file.

    Thanks,

    Tom 

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  • Fri, May 10 2013 6:32 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

    Hi Tom

    The csv format needs to be:-

    <pin number, padstack name, x position, y position, rotation, text offset x, text offset y, text rotate, mirror>

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  • Fri, May 10 2013 6:34 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

    Thanks Steve.

    Now the $2 question, where did you find this info?

    Tom

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  • Fri, May 10 2013 6:37 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

    What is the syntax for "mirror"? Y/N or True/False, or.....?

    Tom

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  • Fri, May 10 2013 6:42 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

    From File - Export - CSV Pin File from an existing dra....

    The mirror is for text mirror m for mirrored and blank for not mirrored.

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  • Fri, May 10 2013 6:51 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply
    Good idea, thanks
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  • Fri, May 10 2013 7:30 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

    Steve, Worked like a charm (after I fixed my typos........)

    Much easier then trying to place the pins manually.

    Thanks,

     Tom

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  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 8:35 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

     Hi,

     

    I use PCB-Designer 16.5 and don't find File->Import->CSV. Do I need Part Designer?

    regards,

    Streffen

     

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  • Thu, Jul 11 2013 8:54 AM

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    Re: Generating footprint, want to import pin location list Reply

     you need 16.6

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