Ian, Terry, and all,

Actually, now that it can be shown to work with a few extra steps, maybe
there is a real chance to ressurrect the server and patch it up to follow
thru with the fixes to get the graphics and text on the correct layers.

It would be nice to have in the arsenol of much needed tools.

JaMi

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Creer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] flipping board


> Geez,
> There's been a number of occasions where I could use a server like
> that! If you were to re-release it, I'd be happy to give it a whirl, Ian.
>
> Thanks,
>
> TC
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Wilson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Thursday, 10 October 2002 7:13 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] flipping board
>

snip

>
> Geoff Harland and myself started writing an add-on server to do an
> inversion (as we decided to call it) on a PCB.  For a number of reasons,
> not the least being issues with the undo stack, a bug when moving large
> selections and other issues (such as our inability to figure out how to
> programmatically extract and set some layer pair info) - as well as lack
of
> time.
>
> This software was released as a limited beta at one stage (time limited)
> with a number of significant limitations.
>
> It did however invert the major object types including tracks, components,
> pads, vias, arcs, fills, polygons - it did not invert rules and some other
> stuff as well.
>
> It allowed flipping over a defined line that could be vertical,
horizontal,
> 45 rising, 45 falling and even an arbitrary angle (interesting effects and
> why would you want it?).
>
> It may be possible to extract the old source and see where we got to and
> maybe do a release as is.  But when we asked for assistance in testing
this
> server a long time ago we got very little (if any) feedback.  So despite
it
> being a hot topic of discussion at the time it seems it was actually of
> little importance to users.
>
> I just tested using the 'L' key in DXP - it works heaps better. I have
only
> given a brief go but it is looking much better than P99SE.
>
> Ian Wilson
>

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