thanks Mike

I tried that, and it is a good help, but it places SMD pads on top of
through hole pads (SMD on bottom side, and T on top side)

cheers
Danny

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Reagan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, 4 July 2002 12:15 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Auto Placing
>
>
> Danny,
> If you want to do a quick and dirty "see if it fits":
>
> Select all components
> Interactive place in RECTANGLE
> Then draw a rectangle
>
> All of the components will fall inside your drawn rectangle,
>  you may have
> to experiment a little to get spacing
>
> Mike Reagan
> EDSI
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Danny Bishop" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 8:52 PM
> Subject: [PEDA] Auto Placing
>
>
> > HI All
> >
> > I have a very tight design, and want to see whether I can
> physically fit
> all
> > my components on the board - this seems to be an
> appropriate use of the
> auto
> > placer. Whenever I use the statistical placer the file
> crashes, and the
> > cluster placer seems to ignore the keep out layer and
> component clearance
> > requirements.
> >
> > I have done what help suggested, ie
> > 1) reset the origin to the absolute origin
> > 2) define my keepout layer
> > 3) set my placement DR's
> >
> > Is there anything else I can do to get the components to be
> placed with
> > correct clearances within the board boundary, or must I do
> it manually?
> >
> > cheers
> > Danny
> >
> >
> >
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