On 12:03 PM 24/07/2002 +0100, Steve Wiseman said:
>24/07/2002 11:51:24, "Rene Tschaggelar" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>wrote:
>
> >Usually when you hold that footprint in the pcb editor and
> >press the 'L' key, the component changes the side, with mirroring
> >and everything.
>
>Yes - that's how it's supposed to work.... Unfortunately, I have 
>components on
>the bottom of the board, but if I go into component -> properties, they say
>"top layer". This makes it impossible to generate pick&place instructions for
>the assembly house, and leads to much confusion. I don't know how those
>components got "top layer" set without being moved to the top layer, and I
>certainly don't know how to mend it... (Hmm, can I export to spread, change
>those attributes, and re-import? The help file isn't any use...)
>
>Steve Wiseman

Yes, you should be able to fix the problem either using the export to 
spread or save-as an ASCII format and then use macros or pattern matching 
to do a (careful) text search and replace.  I usually try changing a few 
attributes manually and then reload the PCB into P99SE and check to see it 
has done what I want.

The ASCII file format is pretty easy to figure out.

Ian Wilson


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