Tim,

Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner. I'm on a US government contract and
working in Isolation and on site for the remainder of the week. Not to
mention I have to actually drive there.

Anyway it appears that The answers to your questions were pretty well
covered by other responses today.

Joe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Fifield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] You can't get there from here (I think)...


> Joe,
>
> Please explain why this sounds dangerous? What do you put on your
mechanical
> layer that is not contained on the silk screen?
>
> Tim
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Sapienza [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 4:33 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] You can't get there from here (I think)...
>
>
> Tim,
> It sounds as if you intend to use the silkscreen layer for the assembly
> info? A dangerous practice and extra work. Usually do all this stuff on a
> separate mechanical layer. Then go the PDF route.
> Joe
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tim Fifield" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 3:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] You can't get there from here (I think)...
>
>
> > Richard,
> >
> > What I do is make a copy of the .ddb file (renaming it appropriately)
and
> > create the assembly drawing from it. I delete all but the .pcb and print
> > preview files.
> > Then I auto position all ref des to center (with correct rotation).
> > In the print preview I use top and bottom overlays with the mechanical
> > outline and title block. I set it up on an 11x17 and create a .pdf file.
> >
> > I find this is quite neat and clear when assembling as the ref des are
> > inside the component outline.
> >
> > Tim
> >
> >
> > ************************************************************************

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