WARNING
after i sent this it occurred to me that the comment field may get
trashed by a netlist load
david can you confirm that this works?
do you use the sync or netlist load?

Dennis Saputelli


Dennis Saputelli wrote:
> 
> here come the 0201's !!
> try putting some text and boxes around those
> 
> saw a recent article about hand reworking them
> pretty scary
> apparently it takes something known as 'operator skill'
> 
> re this thread
> i think the best idea is what dgulley said
> use the comment field and hide the desig
> this way the database is still good and you don't have to use 'loose'
> text
> 
> another idea (depending on how many values) is to use a simple code
> like:
> 'A' or '1' = 1.00K res
> 'B' or '2' = 0.01m cap
> 
> it doesn't tell you which of several is which but it's pretty small and
> easy to build this way
> 
> JAMI, re: your component to component spacing
> can this be pick and placed?
> 
> Dennis Saputelli
> 
> Dwight wrote:
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: JaMi Smith [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 11:30 AM
> > <snip>
> > > I have thought of copying off the final database and modifying all of
> > > the designators and then generating a new gerbers from the modified file
> > > and substituting those overlay gerbers in the final set for fab, but
> > > that is a massive amount of work that will have to be done all over
> > > again if there is any substantial change to the board.
> > >
> >
> > Position the refs as if they didn't have the _1, _2...; then it's only 4
> > global edits -- use the brace notation like this:
> >  {_1=}
> > That will remove all the _1's; do the same for 2,3, and 4.  You can backup
> > just the .pcb within your current ddb, do the 4 edits, generate the full
> > gerbers, then copy back the "real" pcb.
> >
> > So far we've used notation like R1A, R1B, etc.  This saves one character
> > width.  But we're only down to 0603, not 0402 like you!  We also supply the
> > assembly house a printout of the board that's about 2x normal so they can
> > double-check anything unclear.
> >
> 
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