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 Cline2shape need changed to Board Outline Layer 

Last post Tue, Aug 27 2013 12:01 PM by msalberg. 2 replies.
Started by msalberg 27 Aug 2013 09:37 AM. Topic has 2 replies and 528 views
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  • Tue, Aug 27 2013 9:37 AM

    • msalberg
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    Cline2shape need changed to Board Outline Layer Reply

    Hi Group,

    I have this cline2shape.il file from years past. We changed it to convert a cline to shape on ROUTE KEEPOUT_ALL and has worked great for years.

    Now, I would like to change it to convert a cline to BOARD GEOMETRY > OUTLINE but it fails and reports cannot create a “filled” shape on this layer.

    Please see both attached files.

     

    Question, does anyone know how to make this file do the following.

    1.       Display BOARD GEOMETRY > OUTLINE LAYER and ROUTE KEEPOUT_ALL layers.

    2.       Convert the cline to BOARD GEOMETRY > OUTLINE layer as a “unfilled” shape.

    3.       Z-Copy the BOARD GEOMETRY > OUTLINE shape to a “filled” shape on ROUTE KEEPOUT_all layer. (expanded 5mil larger than outline.

    When all said and done, we should have a routed channel on OUTLINE layer with Route Keepout_All shape 5 mil larger.

    Thanks in advance!

    Mark

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  • Tue, Aug 27 2013 10:47 AM

    • aCraig
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    Re: Cline2shape need changed to Board Outline Layer Reply

    To create an unfilled shape change the axlDBCreateShape's second variable from t to nil.

    Craig

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  • Tue, Aug 27 2013 12:01 PM

    • msalberg
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    Re: Cline2shape need changed to Board Outline Layer Reply
    Thanks for the reply Craig. I will pass it on to our skill guy and try it out.
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