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 Drill symbols missing on certain symbols??? Help needed! 

Last post Mon, Dec 10 2012 2:33 AM by pitbull107. 4 replies.
Started by pitbull107 08 Dec 2012 06:57 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 785 views
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    • pitbull107
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    Drill symbols missing on certain symbols??? Help needed! Reply

     I have a design that I re-used a previous design.  I loaded the new logic and started placing the components that were not already on the board, HOWEVER, even though the symol is exactly as the old one (jmpr2; a 2 pin jumper), all the "new ones" are misiing the nc drill symbol for the pins.

    Any ideas why?  How to fix?

    Version 16.0  using Allegro XL

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  • Sat, Dec 8 2012 9:31 AM

    Re: Drill symbols missing on certain symbols??? Help needed! Reply
    You just need to recreate the drill chart. Manufacture/ ncdrill I think. Not at the computer so not sure but it should be under manufacture. This only works if your pads in the new footprints has the drill figures assigned though. 
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  • Sun, Dec 9 2012 3:12 AM

    • pitbull107
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    Re: Drill symbols missing on certain symbols??? Help needed! Reply

     The drill chart shows the drill symbols just fine. The "problem" I'm having is that when you turn on the drill symbols and look at the pads of the symbols, some of them do not have the drill symbol even though the footprint is exactly the same as the rest.

    This is the first time I have seen this.

    I started with a previous design, loaded new logic and placed the components that were unplaced because of the logic changes. That's when I noticed that the newly placed parts were missing the drill symbol. Curious, I don't know why or how this could be: same padstacks, same symbol (footprint).

    I tried a refresh symbol, and they ALL lost their drill symbol.  So.......still need help. Is this a known "bug"??

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  • Sun, Dec 9 2012 10:43 AM

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    Re: Drill symbols missing on certain symbols??? Help needed! Reply
    You DO need to re-generate the drill legend. This ALSO populates the drill symbol on the pin. It's a little obscure but that's the way it has always worked.
    Dave Elder, Tait Communications
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  • Mon, Dec 10 2012 2:33 AM

    • pitbull107
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    Re: Drill symbols missing on certain symbols??? Help needed! Reply

     It's MAGIC !  Worked as soon as I recreated the drill chart.  Never knew that the association of the drill chart was part of the drill symbol "showing up". Thanks, eDave!

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