If you want to do so, you'd better export the PCB to
PCAD, flip it there and import the flipped PCB back to
Protel.

Mira

--- Ray Mitchell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote:
> I was not clear.  I want to flip the entire PCB
> layout and be able to work 
> on and modify it - not just view it.
> 
> 
> At 04:09 PM 5/17/2004 -0400, you wrote:
> >At 03:03 PM 5/17/2004, Ray Mitchell wrote:
> >>Is there a way to flip an entire PCB layout along
> the Y axis, thereby 
> >>producing a view of everything from the bottom
> layer to the top?
> >
> >This has been discussed extensively, and Mr. Wilson
> produced a server that 
> >would flip a whole PCB. I forget the status of that
> server, it might not 
> >be available.
> >
> >But Mr. Mitchell spoke about producing a "view."
> This is quite a different 
> >thing from actually "flipping .. a layout." Protel
> does not have direct 
> >flip view capacity, though I think you can do it
> with the 3D viewer. 
> >However, CAMtastic can be used to view flipped
> gerbers. Gerbers can be 
> >generated as mirror images, or flipped, I think, in
> CAMtastic. You can 
> >then, if you wish, import gerber back in, perhaps
> putting it on a 
> >mechanical layer. I've done this to create single
> assembly drawings 
> >showing both sides of the board.
> >
> >I haven't played with it, but I think the Print
> facilities can also 
> >produce flipped views....
> >
> >It has been suggested that there be a view command
> that flips the PCB 
> >display window. That would actually be relatively
> simple, it is a little 
> >surprising to me that it hasn't been done yet.
> >
> >
> >
> 
> Ray Mitchell
> Engineer, Code 2732
> SPAWAR Systems Center
> San Diego, CA. 92152
> (619)553-5344
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