Hi Rich,
        you're correct in a way, controlling the arcs seems more problematic
in drawing polygon boundaries. The space key seems to work but then the
actual draw a curve segment doesn't seem to work, you can only draw a
straight line segment with absolutely no curve. Kinda makes some sense but I
think it is a bit of a bug, you're drawing a end segment curve but you don't
get the curve portion.
        I don't understand your methodology. If you drag the polygon over
the track outline of the same net and select  remove dead copper. When you
repour if the polygon touches the track outline then it is not dead copper
and does not get removed. It can fill inside the track outline and outside
of it as long as the pour segments can touch that outline somewhere.
Something is missing here because I just can't follow your lead.

Brad Velander,
Lead PCB Designer,
Norsat International Inc.,
#300 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
Burnaby, B.C., V5C 6G9.
Tel. (604) 292-9089 direct
Fax (604) 292-9010
website www.norsat.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Thompson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:43 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Drawing polygons that contain arcs, is 
> more control
> po ssible?
> 
> 
> hi brad
> 
> if i understand corrrectly, (excuse me if i don't) when 
> placing arcs on a
> polygon you cannot press space to change the "start/end" mode 
> (as you can
> when placing a track) therefore the polygon can be whatever 
> protel feels
> like at the time :-)   
> when i am placing polygon outlines i add a new net called 
> "outline" and
> "fill"  i draw around where i want the curved polygon etc with a track
> segment (which is easier as the space bar works) then i drag 
> a polygon fill
> over the top (set its net to be "fill") and then select 
> remove dead copper
> etc in the polygon options.  lastly remove the temporary 
> "outline" voila one
> curved polygon exactly how you need it.
> 
> Rich

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