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 Mirroring the display 

Last post Thu, Sep 28 2006 1:49 AM by archive. 7 replies.
Started by archive 28 Sep 2006 01:49 AM. Topic has 7 replies and 1092 views
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    Mirroring the display Reply

    Who uses the back of the board? If you don't then don't read on.

    My guess is that the vast majority of designs have components, silk screen, part numbers or labels on the reverse side of the layout. Unfortunately, although it is possible to have artworks and prints mirrored, it isn't possible to mirror the display.

    For me this is significant because the rear has cosmetic importance. If you agree, please submit a request and perhaps it will be introduced.


    Originally posted in cdnusers.org by Adrian
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  • Thu, Sep 28 2006 2:44 AM

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    RE: Mirroring the display Reply

    Adrian

    Try menu options:

    Manufacture>Dimension Draft>Create Detail

    Look at the command options and select a target layer, then select a rectangular window of what you would like to copy/mirror/rescale e.g. a bottom silkscreen or assembly layer. When you have selected you will be in a place mode, before you commit to place - click the RMB and you will have the option to mirror.

    Hope this helps.

    NJH


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  • Wed, Oct 4 2006 9:51 AM

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    RE: Mirroring the display Reply

    Oh yes, it would be sooooooooooooooooo usefull to be able to see board mirrored (silkscrenn, assembly drawing).
    Is it so difficult for cadence to implement it?

    Mentor does it well...


    Originally posted in cdnusers.org by jcteyssier
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  • Wed, Oct 4 2006 10:06 AM

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    RE: Mirroring the display Reply

    Hi jcteyssier

    In the previous post of this thread I explained that this can be done with Allegro:

    Manufacture>Dimension Draft>Create Detail

    Look at the command options and select a target layer, then select a rectangular window of what you would like to copy/mirror/rescale e.g. a bottom silkscreen or assembly layer. When you have selected you will be in a place mode, before you commit to place - click the RMB and you will have the option to mirror.

    Hope this helps.


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  • Wed, Oct 4 2006 11:16 AM

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    RE: Mirroring the display Reply

    It's should be a good idea but i doesn't replace a mirror view:

    - with detail, text are no longuer text but lines
    -  no more text attachment (it is a good thing to know "who is U987" when you make sikscreen or assembly: you have to move text and put it in a place where it would be in relation with component.

    Realy, once more, it should be a great improvment (and not so hard to implement, i guess, but have to DECIDE it) for users.

    Now, yes, i have customers whi use details for mirror drawings (or export-import ipf files) but each time you modify the board you have to redo ALL the job to re-place refdes at the right place....

    Jean-Charles TEYSSIER


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    RE: Mirroring the display Reply

    JCTeyssier,

    You can do this in File>PlotSetup, Select Mirror and plot to whatever file you like. I plot these to .pdf all the time for my customers.

    Ron Scott


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  • Tue, Oct 31 2006 2:05 PM

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    RE: Mirroring the display Reply

    Several people, including me, have submitted Service Requests for this.
    The PCR number is 4007073.

    Cross your fingers but don't hold your breath!

    Cheers, Dave


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  • Wed, Nov 1 2006 1:54 AM

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    RE: Mirroring the display Reply

    Thank you to those who have expressed an interest. I have been told that this is a future enhancement and should arrive in the not too distant future. I was testing the water with this question, I expected it to be of interest to most users but I have no idea how many actually use this forum. As a single user I have no influence on the software, so many ideas but nobody listening...

    It also highlights the tremendous work around culture in the community, people love to find ways of solving their problems in spite of Allegro's limitations. In this case I don't want to change the database or print it, just view it.


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