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 Making arcs in board outline 

Last post Tue, Jun 11 2013 11:45 AM by TH Designs. 4 replies.
Started by TH Designs 11 Jun 2013 08:49 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 794 views
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    • TH Designs
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    Making arcs in board outline Reply

     Ok, what is the trick to making a radiused corner on a board outline? I have a board outline with right angle corners. I edited the outline to have chamfered corners and now want them to be arcs. I select that section of the chamfer and right click, but there is no option to change the chamfer to an arc. (this is the way it was done in Layout...........)

    Please don't tell me I have to generate the outline externally and import it...............

     

    Tom

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  • Tue, Jun 11 2013 9:26 AM

    • oldmouldy
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    Re: Making arcs in board outline Reply
    You need a Fillet, you might not be able to add one of you already have a chamfer. Options will be Radius of Fillet
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  • Tue, Jun 11 2013 10:01 AM

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    Re: Making arcs in board outline Reply

    oldmouldy:
    You need a Fillet, you might not be able to add one of you already have a chamfer. Options will be Radius of Fillet
     

    Thanks OM. Couldn't find the "fillet" command, but your response prompted a thought.

     I selected "Line" and one of the options for a line is "arc" next to Line Lock (whatever that means). Selecting arc, I was then able to draw an arc from one intersection of the chamfer to the other. Then I deleted the chamfer segment. Seems to work.

    Tom

     

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  • Tue, Jun 11 2013 11:21 AM

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    Re: Making arcs in board outline Reply
    If you added a Chamfer, you either used Dimension, editing a Symbol, or Manufacture>Drafting, editing a board. Chamfer and Fillet are together there.
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  • Tue, Jun 11 2013 11:45 AM

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    Re: Making arcs in board outline Reply

     aahh, I did the chamfer the old fashioned way, I put it in manually while drawing my board outline. I was not aware that there was an automated way to put one in.

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