Re: [kicad-users] vias in a pad?

2010-08-25 Thread Robert
on. When you create the two ground planes the stitching track will effectively disappear on both sides, and the two sides will be electrically bonded together. It worked for me at least :). Regards, Robert. On 24/08/2010 23:59, Alain Mouette wrote: I was doing a Radio UHF transmitter

Re: [kicad-users] Multiple track widths per net.

2010-08-25 Thread Robert
it if prompted, and then select Change Segment Width. Regards, Robert. On 25/08/2010 15:01, Moses O McKnight wrote: I've tried all that to no avail. With an older version of kicad I could change the track width in the settings, and then right click and set a track to the currently selected

Re: [kicad-users] vias in a pad?

2010-08-24 Thread Robert
, Robert. On 24/08/2010 13:33, James Moody wrote: A number of components I've come across lately (DC motor controller chips, ESD protection devices, for example) have a thermal or ground pad underneath the chip. This requires that a large pad be included in the footprint, and the usual

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Type Err(4) trace near pad issue in Kicad

2010-08-23 Thread Robert
for the explanation. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.851 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3088 - Release Date: 08/22/10 19:35:00

[kicad-users] Pin types and power flags

2010-08-22 Thread Robert Bieber
missing something obvious, and if anyone has a better source of documentation than the FAQ on the Kicad site, feel free to direct me to it. -Robert Bieber

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Type Err(4) trace near pad issue in Kicad

2010-08-21 Thread Robert
obsolete software. Regards, Robert. I don't see how I could make a netlist without drawing a schematic first? Axel --- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, Cat Ccatalin_c...@... wrote: Did you turn DRC off? That's the purpose of DRC, to NOT LET YOU do things that are not in the netlist (among

Re: [kicad-users] Type Err(4) trace near pad issue in Kicad

2010-08-20 Thread Robert
, Robert. On 20/08/2010 15:18, Cat C wrote: I think you need to turn DRC (Design Rules Checking) off, but I'm a beginner too, so I'm not sure. Good luck, Cat To: kicad-users@yahoogroups.com From: mad...@free.fr ... I create a new project, open PCB new, place say a DIP-8_300 component

Re: [kicad-users] PCB manufacture and silk screens

2010-08-19 Thread Robert
I have a board of mine here from long before I discovered kicad which is populated and silk screened on both sides. It has both through-hole and SMT components. I don't recall any problems getting it manufactured. Regards, Robert. On 19/08/2010 08:50, Seroxatmad wrote: Hi 1 of the 2

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Mounting holes / holes with NO annular at al.

2010-08-16 Thread Robert
That sounds like a simple and reliable way to stop unwanted through-hole plating without the hassle and potential for additional cost and cock-ups associated with having two drill files. Regards, Robert. On 16/08/2010 16:59, Bernd Wiebus wrote: Hello Robert. So unless it's essential

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Curved tracks and fancy shapes

2010-08-11 Thread Robert
it would be worthwhile. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.851 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/3063 - Release Date: 08/10/10 19:34:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Curved tracks and fancy shapes

2010-08-11 Thread Robert
-shift-enter does something very strange in Thunderbird, something which involves displaying a dialog box for about 50ms, so this post might turn up in the list more than once. Or I might have saved the original in /dev/null. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked

[kicad-users] Repeat Insert

2010-07-28 Thread Robert
of kicad I can't enter a negative number into either the displacement or the label increment of the Schematic Editor Options. Can anyone tell me please how I get incrementing labels going up the screen? Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com

Re: [kicad-users] Recommended Zone Parameters [1 Attachment]

2010-07-06 Thread Robert
I don't know about recommended, but I've attached a screenshot of the ground plane parameters for a recent, perfect board of mine. I hope it's helpful. YahooGroups should park the image somewhere and provide a link. Regards, Robert. On 06/07/2010 08:08, Stephen Eaton wrote: Can anyone

Re: [kicad-users] Recommended Zone Parameters

2010-07-06 Thread Robert
Nope, this one really was perfect. But then I was using a great PCB package ;) Regards, Robert. On 06/07/2010 17:42, Cat C wrote: Nothing is perfect! Only Nadia was in Montreal! :-D ground plane parameters for a recent, perfect board of mine. I hope

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Free PCB Service

2010-07-02 Thread Robert
Thanks, it sounds like this is well worth trying. Regards, Robert. On 02/07/2010 11:24, glinelec wrote: I have used this service for prototyping, results are very good. The board is not routed, so you have to cut it out of the panel by hand! Kieran --- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com

[kicad-users] Free PCB Service

2010-06-30 Thread Robert
, but it also sounds too good to be true? Anyone tried this service? What's the catch? Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.830 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2972 - Release Date: 06/30/10 07:36:00

Re: [kicad-users] New to Kicad: trying to create schematic which includes TL084ACN Op Amp

2010-06-28 Thread Robert
the next time you upgrade kicad. Regards, Robert. On 28/06/2010 04:37, Frank P wrote: I'm new to Kicad and made an attempt to create a schematic which included a TL084ACN Op Amp. Unfortunately, the downloaded libraries did not include the op-amp and I had difficulties with adding/creating

[kicad-users] internal autorouter + track widths defined in net classes

2010-06-27 Thread robert
I'm using (2010-04-06 SVN 2508)-final. Before the net class setup was included in kicad I used to hack the .dsn file to achieve different track widths for different nets. Just for testing I defined two net classes (power, signal) and routed a few parts using the internal autorouter. Both nets

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Images and logo inside PCB

2010-05-24 Thread Robert
that it can be used for all sorts of linuxy things on Windows. Markus's JaveE application sounds like it might be an easier solution (though I haven't looked at it myself). Regards, Robert. On 21/05/2010 20:34, Jean-Paul Gendner wrote: Manny Tanks. I do not have anymore

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Images and logo inside PCB

2010-05-21 Thread Robert
scripts :), even if you have to download and install gimp and cygwin. Robert. On 21/05/2010 07:57, ferraro.giuse...@ymail.com wrote: Hi, do You know how is author of TTconv? Is it possible to fix the bug in Your opinion? I think is important for kicad's people. Are You agree? G

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Images and logo inside PCB

2010-05-21 Thread Robert
it than go hunting for raoulduke_esq's original post. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.819 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2887 - Release Date: 05/21/10 07:26:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Images and logo inside PCB

2010-05-21 Thread Robert
post which included his script. Regards, Robert. On 21/05/2010 18:38, Jean-Paul Gendner wrote: Hi, Please (not urgent), may you describe in details all the steps to convert (under Windows XP) a .jpg file to be able to get it in a pcb ? Regards

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Images and logo inside PCB

2010-05-20 Thread Robert
script (run using cygwin). That works nicely, but you do need to delete anti-aliasing pixels before converting (easy, but tedious). Regards, Robert. On 20/05/2010 11:59, ferraro.giuse...@ymail.com wrote: Somebody know how contact brownbrummig member? His profile is not available so I can't send

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Images and logo inside PCB

2010-05-19 Thread Robert
: Edit the module library and move things around, add the module name, etc. Step 6: In PCBnew, add the module from the library and place it where you want. Regards, Robert. On 19/05/2010 15:49, ferraro.giuse...@ymail.com wrote: It seems that this program doesn't run correctly. When I try

Re: [kicad-users] Preventing thermals on special pads of SM packages

2010-05-18 Thread Robert
. That situation may have changed (I hope it has). My design is intended to address the problems, to be low risk (in terms of reliable manufacturing), and to be practical in kicad, and so far it's meeting those aims. Regards, Robert. On 17/05/2010 20:26, Cat C wrote: Shouldn't

Re: [kicad-users] Preventing thermals on special pads of SM packages

2010-05-17 Thread Robert
, and the arrangement I use currently works well enough for me. Regards, Robert. On 15/05/2010 22:30, Karl Schmidt wrote: Today, there are many surface mount parts (MOSFETS, driver-chips etc.) that depend on a solid copper connection to aid in dissipating heat. Those pins should not have a thermal

Re: [kicad-users] Preventing thermals on special pads of SM packages [1 Attachment]

2010-05-17 Thread Robert
#Preventing_Thermals_on_heatsinking_pads_of_SM_packages I'll try and take a look later/tomorrow.It's the end of another longer hard day at the PC :). Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.819 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2879 - Release Date: 05

Re: [kicad-users] Module Library madness

2010-05-12 Thread Robert
to the conclusion the metric names should start with M (eg M0603), to echo bolt naming (M3, M3.5 etc). Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.819 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2867 - Release Date: 05/11/10 07:26:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: How to hide component values from a PCB design?

2010-05-06 Thread Robert
Perhaps I'm missing something here, but if you switch to the Render tab on the Visibles bar you can turn off Hidden Text, Values, and References. Is one of those not what you want? Regards, Robert. On 06/05/2010 15:01, Daniel Berenguer wrote: Well, this could be a nice feature I guess

Re: [kicad-users] Re: How to hide component values from a PCB design?

2010-05-06 Thread Robert
You need to be using the latest (2010) version. Regards, Robert. On 06/05/2010 17:15, Daniel Berenguer wrote: Thanks Robert, but I can not find the Render tab. Which version of PCBNEW are you running? Mine is 20090216-final. Should it be under Preferences? Thanks again, Daniel

[kicad-users] GerbView

2010-05-05 Thread Robert
, does anyone know of a free Gerber tool that will perform a DRC directly on the Gerbers? I just want to know if the track spacing is 0.2mm at any point. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.814 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2854 - Release

[kicad-users] Get and Move Footprint

2010-05-05 Thread Robert
the 2009 behaviour? Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.814 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2855 - Release Date: 05/05/10 07:26:00

Re: [kicad-users] How to restore/set Net Name to Tracks.

2010-04-09 Thread Robert
Have you tried Rebuild Board Connectivity from the netlist import dialog? From memory you just turn off the DRC so you can connect the orphan track to the appropriate net, and then you hit this button. Then you can turn on the DRC again and carry on working as normal. Regards, Robert

Re: [kicad-users] How to restore/set Net Name to Tracks.

2010-04-09 Thread Robert
Before you attempt any track operations select Edit...Cleanup Tracks and Vias. Deselect everything except Merge segments, and then hit the Clean pcb button. Regards, Robert. On 09/04/2010 10:23, Anders O wrote: The suggested approach works very well, though the track is now devided

[kicad-users] Feedback

2010-04-09 Thread Robert
problems requiring revisions. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.801 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2800 - Release Date: 04/09/10 07:32:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Has anyone used the autorouters in GEDA to route their kicad design?

2010-04-08 Thread Robert
couldn't find any reference to it in the menus, so I guess to use it the OP will have to roll his own copy of PCB. Sounds like a lot of work to me... Regards, Robert. On 08/04/2010 16:06, juliorz wrote: What is wrong with using the auto router included in KICAD? (that is what I use

Re: [kicad-users] Print several PCBs per page

2010-04-07 Thread Robert
If you do something like this, is there a way to generate gerbers from the Inkscape file? Regards, Robert. On 07/04/2010 09:29, Sergey A. Borshch wrote: On 06.04.2010 20:57, oliver602 wrote: Hi, Can anybody tell me the best way to get a number of PCBs on one page and how to get

Re: [kicad-users] Print several PCBs per page

2010-04-07 Thread Robert
I've used the same technique as you for post-processing in Inkscape, but unlike the OP I wanted to produce gerbers (for production). I just wondered if you had solved that problem too. Regards, Robert. On 07/04/2010 10:06, Sergey A. Borshch wrote: On 07.04.2010 11:41, Robert wrote: If you

[kicad-users] Net Classes

2010-04-06 Thread Robert
work with modern components, so I must be doing something wrong. How do I override the auto-selected track width? Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.800 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2794 - Release Date: 04/06/10 07:32:00

Re: [kicad-users] Adding graphics to Silkscreen

2010-04-06 Thread Robert
thing that was a bit of a pain was editing out the effect of anti-aliasing pixels, but it's not an insurmountable problem. Regards, Robert. On 06/04/2010 11:39, burnsrobbie wrote: Hello fellow users. I'm on my 3rd Kicad design now, for me it works well. I have a question though

Re: [kicad-users] Net Classes

2010-04-06 Thread Robert
Thank you, András, that solves my problem :). I found it added the custom width to the context menu, which is just how I would like it. Regards, Robert. On 06/04/2010 12:05, Karakai Andras wrote: Hi Robert! You can specify custom track widths in the global design rules, after you made

Re: [kicad-users] Re: change net connection of invisible Pins

2010-03-19 Thread Robert
You can post feature requests here: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=762479group_id=145591func=browse Regards, Robert. On 17/03/2010 17:03, mtheling wrote: All, thank you for your answers. As Robert explains my intention was to connect different components from the same component

[kicad-users] gEDA PCB Netlist Plugin

2010-03-18 Thread Robert
PCB, Vutrax (ugh ugh ugh), or something I can't afford. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.791 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2753 - Release Date: 03/17/10 19:33:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: change net connection of invisible Pins

2010-03-17 Thread Robert
PCBNEW just confirms the ERC, namely that the two VCC pins are connected to two different rails. Regards, Robert. On 16/03/2010 18:23, daystar1013 wrote: Well, On your two micros, I suggest that you forget ERC and check your NETLIST or better yet open the design in PCBNEW and verify

Re: [kicad-users] change net connection of invisible Pins

2010-03-17 Thread Robert
of the way (and associated on the schematic with the decoupling capacitor). Regards, Robert. On 16/03/2010 16:13, Andy Eskelson wrote: You can manually connect the power if you enable show hidden pins in eeschema, but that means that you have to manually connect all the power pins up. What I don't

Re: [kicad-users] OPA-4353 footprint

2010-03-17 Thread Robert
As far as I can tell it comes in standard packages, so you can use the appropriate one from the supplied module libraries. Regards, Robert. On 17/03/2010 09:17, juliorz wrote: Does anyone have a footprint for the OPA-4353 Quad op-amp from Burr-Brown/Texas-Instruments ? No virus

Re: [kicad-users] change net connection of invisible Pins

2010-03-16 Thread Robert
rails if their power pins just happen to share the same pin name. I routinely work with multiple supply rails and I haven't had any problems until now. Can anyone else answer this? Regards, Robert. On 15/03/2010 16:13, mtheling wrote: Hi Robert, if I connect for example a net +5V

Re: [kicad-users] change net connection of invisible Pins

2010-03-16 Thread Robert
logic chips to two different supply rails. Regards, Robert. On 16/03/2010 11:14, Andy Eskelson wrote: Vcc IS the power to the chip, U2A in this case. so why have you connected +5V to it as well? DRC is detecting that you have effectively shorted VCC to a different 5V supply as well

Re: [kicad-users] change net connection of invisible Pins

2010-03-13 Thread Robert
or simply guess at the location of the pin. Regards, Robert. On 12/03/2010 23:27, Mark wrote: Hi all, first of all I want to say thank you to the development team for this great software! I have a question regarding the net connection of invisible pins. For example, I use the TLC555 from

Re: [kicad-users] change net connection of invisible Pins

2010-03-13 Thread Robert
connect up the other five quad nand gates, just the three other gates in the same component. Regards, Robert. On 13/03/2010 08:54, Mark wrote: Hi Robert, thank you for your fast answer. Is this connection to the net which is named at the invisible pin removed in case that I connect it as you

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Recommended Version for a New User Running Windows 7?

2010-03-11 Thread Robert
RC stands for Release Candidate (for the upcoming new version). For the stable version, go to http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page. Near the top it says Get KiCad, and immediately below that are the download links for the current stable version. Regards, Robert. On 10

Re: [kicad-users] removing a module from a library

2010-03-08 Thread Robert
Select the library in the module editor using the left-most button on the toolbar, and then click the bin icon (fourth from left). Regards, Robert. On 08/03/2010 14:04, bbt5001 wrote: While learning how to work with the module editor I created a library with a few modules that ought

Re: [kicad-users] Doubling up for power traces

2010-03-08 Thread Robert
Before creating the second set of tracks, Select Preferences...General, and then unselect Tracks Auto Del. Regards, Robert. On 08/03/2010 13:50, bbt5001 wrote: I made a relatively simple board consisting of two through-hole connectors and one or two surface mount devices. Since I had

Re: [kicad-users] 3d model of a big resistor

2010-03-02 Thread Robert
can do the scaling in kicad. Regards, Robert. On 02/03/2010 14:37, andyf97 wrote: Hi, I am another new user of Kicad and find it incredible, I have been struggling a lot with other PCB cad applications and Kicad is the first one that I find to be really user friendly, a big credit

Re: [kicad-users] Re: eeschema: How to update the DATE field in the title block?

2010-02-19 Thread Robert
Thanks. I was getting close to resorting to that at one point :). I was just wondering if this is a bug (and a very old one at that), in which case I should log it in the bug tracker, or a feature I don't understand. Looks like it's probably a bug. Regards, Robert. Richard Webb wrote

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Formal Checking Method for PCB Designs

2010-02-15 Thread Robert
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Re: [kicad-users] Re: Formal Checking Method for PCB Designs

2010-02-15 Thread Robert
Thank you. All the files are now in: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/kicad-users/files/DesignCheckingTechniques/ Regards, Robert. Derek Koonce wrote: No problem. It has been moved. Derek Koonce Robert wrote: Here is one a bit more encompassing that covers schematic, PCB

[kicad-users] Formal Checking Method for PCB Designs

2010-02-12 Thread Robert
continue to develop it and I'm sure others will have their own contributions based on their personal experience. I hope you find it helpful. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.733 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2682 - Release Date: 02

Re: [kicad-users] Formal Checking Method for PCB Designs

2010-02-12 Thread Robert
nice to promote free software, so I've switched to using OpenOffice format for the master documents (saving several tens of kb of disk space in the process) and uploaded them. Regards, Robert. Donald H Locker wrote: Hello, Robert. Would you also care to upload the OOo version? Those of us

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Completely depressing !

2010-02-11 Thread Robert
thinking of warm beaches, high mountains, and whatever else turns you on. That's why you need tools to keep you on track. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.733 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2681 - Release Date: 02/11/10 07:35:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Completely depressing !

2010-02-10 Thread Robert
congratulating you on winning a cruise in the Caribbean. If anyone is interested I'll upload the necessary file to Yahoo groups (along with instructions). Regards, Robert. giordano.george wrote: There's no substitute for process. Where I work, the rule is that 2 sets of eyes check every schematic

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Completely depressing !

2010-02-10 Thread Robert
it will take me a little while. Although it's better to get someone else to check your work, sometimes you have no choice. Regards, Robert. Stephrac74 wrote: I’m usually a very consciencious guy and very formatted with processes for RD. This comes from big companies where I worked. However, now

Re: [kicad-users] DXF Import

2010-02-08 Thread Robert
for the moment, but it would make sense to have something for Linux here too. Other (modern) operating systems are outside my experience. Regards, Robert. Devid Spagni wrote: I write TTConv to speed up my work but I'm not a programmer. Dxf2Kicad works but has many problems and should

Re: [kicad-users] newb question - revising an existing schematic/pcb after pcb is layed out?

2010-02-07 Thread Robert
Kicad does not require you to restart a board from scratch every time you make a change in the schematic. After you make the change in eeschema, save the netlist again and read it back in into pcbnew. Regards, Robert. bjbuelow wrote: Is there a way to make revisions to a existing schematic

Re: [kicad-users] what does pin shape low in mean? is that the same as active low?

2010-02-04 Thread Robert
not to recognise library symbol CAPAPOL, and that's just a capacitor. Should that standard be IEC60617 or something else? I did try to find a copy of IEC60617, but the IEC want money for it. Regards, Robert. P.B.J. van Elswijk wrote: Maybe this attachment could be of some help? PvE

Re: [kicad-users] Re: hi is low in for active low inputs? when I make a schematic symbol for a chip?

2010-02-03 Thread Robert
Splendid! Thank you, Vladimir! Regards, Robert. vladimir_uryvaev wrote: --- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, Robert birmingham_spi...@... wrote: Is there a way to untilde, so that the second half of the name does not have a bar over it? Some pins have a secondary function that isn't

[kicad-users] DXF Import

2010-02-03 Thread Robert
much hassle it is to run the TTConv scripts on a Linux machine)? If it's worth doing I'm prepared to take a closer look at it (all I've established so far is that pyinstaller is not a cross-compiler). Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com

Re: [kicad-users] what does pin shape low in mean? is that the same as active low?

2010-02-03 Thread Robert
revealed to a select few. Regards, Robert. josh_eeg wrote: what does pin shape low in mean? is that the same as active low? Please read the Kicad FAQ in the group files section before posting your question. Please post your bug reports here

Re: [kicad-users] Using the component POS file correctly

2010-02-02 Thread Robert
editing the placed modules; you can then use the Change modules button (Right click on the a module on the board, footprint xyz...Edit) to update your board from the library. Regards, Robert. burnsrobbie wrote: Hi Kicad has been great so far and prototype PCBs have been made

Re: [kicad-users] SPDT?

2010-01-26 Thread Robert
It's called SWITCH_INV in the library. Regards, Robert. rocko wrote: Where the heck is the SPDT switch? I don't believe kicad doesn't have one. Something as simple as this should be easy to find, like right next to the SPST one. Please read

Re: [kicad-users] libs silkscreens unusable

2010-01-22 Thread Robert
; fixing the UI is rather more difficult. Since you're clearly upset by the existing library, have you considered donating your own library to the kicad project? Regards, Robert. Stephrac74 wrote: I’ve got these libs… thanks. They are converted from an other CAD software (Eagle I guess). You

Re: [kicad-users] libs silkscreens unusable

2010-01-22 Thread Robert
to have the money for it - and the inevitable upgrades. Like anything else you pays your money and you takes your choice. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.730 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2637 - Release Date: 01/21/10 19:34:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: libs silkscreens unusable

2010-01-22 Thread Robert
n1ist wrote: Is this really an issue? All of the board houses that I have used In my experience yes, it can be. Even if the board house will fix it for you, a customer who chooses to look over the Gerbers is likely to complain. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message

Re: [kicad-users] Gerbview and drill file

2010-01-18 Thread Robert
Kicad wont display the drill file, but to repeat my very recent post, gerbv (http://gerbv.sourceforge.net/) will do so nicely. Regards, Robert. Jean-Paul Gendner wrote: Hello, I have not found a way to view a drill (.drl) file with Gerbview. Is this right or how may I do

Re: [kicad-users] Gerbview and drill file

2010-01-18 Thread Robert
as that minimises the chance of a single programmer making the same mistake twice. Regards, Robert. Jean-Paul Gendner wrote: Thank you Robert, That is what I feared. I use GC-Prevue to do it. It is important for me because I view simultaneously the drill file and one

[kicad-users] Arcs

2010-01-08 Thread Robert
When plotting a Gerber PCBNew converts arcs to a series of straight lines (I counted 14). This makes a PCB edge consisting of a large arc visibly notchy. Does anyone know of a way of increasing the number of segments used? Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked

[kicad-users] Re:My schematics I want to share but if it is not a print screen the ou

2010-01-06 Thread robert
--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, josh_eeg josh...@... wrote: if I output to other things instead of to pdf the text looses periods would you sugjest checking the make letters vectors button or something? I would like to make them .gif files because they can be shown on a webpage in the

Re: [kicad-users] DXF Import

2009-12-18 Thread Robert
multiples thereof) will be the only converson factors needed. doh! How did I miss that?! I was forgetting that Kicad uses imperial base units. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.716 / Virus Database: 270.14.113/2573 - Release

[kicad-users] DXF Import

2009-12-17 Thread Robert
and what I ended up with was more than good enough. I hope this is helpful. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.716 / Virus Database: 270.14.111/2570 - Release Date: 12/17/09 08:30:00

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Solder paste

2009-12-10 Thread Robert
script from Cygwin, so it's minimal hassle. It's even less hassle if you're running kicad on Linux :). Regards, Robert. weilu0 wrote: Thanks for the advice, I know that I can always edit the Gerber file or write a program for it. I was just wandering if I don't have to go with all the hassles

Re: [kicad-users] DXF import

2009-12-09 Thread Robert
Have you tried TTConv (listed on the Kicad home page at Sourceforge, http://kicad.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)? Regards, Robert. Stephrac74 wrote: I’ve posted a similar message few days ago but I didn’t get any answer…. That’s really a missing feature and I absolutely need

Re: [kicad-users] Re: Solder paste

2009-12-09 Thread Robert
There is a Perl script available that will shrink the paste on all pads (google shrink_paste.pl kicad). I guess you could edit it if you don't want to shrink all components. Regards, Robert. weilu0 wrote: I have the problem of too wide opening for the stensil made from solder paste

Re: [kicad-users] Scanning PCB's into Kicad possible ?

2009-12-02 Thread Robert
Gerbers, but I guess it's worth a try. Regards, Robert. Dan Roganti wrote: hello, Is it possible to scan an existing PCB from an old design and have Kicad read this file (jpeg?) in order to create a gerber file output to make new ones ? I have some old designs from 30+yrs ago which I

Re: [kicad-users] Hello - with question!

2009-12-01 Thread Robert
worked nicely. Regards, Robert. Michael wrote: Hello, i´m new to this group and Kicad. I have tried kicad for two weeks by now and would like to say that it is amazing how much software one can get for free. I´m used to work with Protel/Altium at work, but i must say that some things

Re: [kicad-users] Freerouter assistance

2009-11-30 Thread Robert
for a very long time on two tracks that I was able to route manually (with FreeRouter) in a couple of minutes. Regards, Robert. Chris wrote: I created and routed a board recently using Freeroute and it did a great job, however, I got three of the footprints misaligned, (TO-92 package) and now I

Re: [kicad-users] Kicad wishlist

2009-11-19 Thread Robert
. Vias can be between any two layers. May I suggest you read through the documentation supplied with KiCAD? Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.707 / Virus Database: 270.14.73/2513 - Release Date: 11/19/09 07:51:00

Re: [kicad-users] Kicad wishlist

2009-11-19 Thread Robert
? That's correct. Transfer of data between the two is largely painless though, and I really can't recommend FreeRouter highly enough. It works very well, and using it is mostly child's play. Hmmm. Actually, using an Etchasketch was far more difficult... Regards, Robert. No virus found

Re: [kicad-users] SCH footprint edit bug

2009-11-16 Thread Robert
in particular ? Please use the bug tracker: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=145591atid=762476. You will be able to see if a bug has already been reported, and if not add it yourself. Reagrds, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 9.0.707

Re: [kicad-users] new user, can't find basic components

2009-11-11 Thread Robert
Kicad comes with a library called device that contains basic components such resistors (R) and capacitors (C). Regards, Robert. killdellguy wrote: Hi, I'm a new user and I'm trying to draw a schematic. I can find the more complicated components for my circuit like micro controllers

[kicad-users] Re: freerouting.net autorouter + circular boards problem

2009-10-31 Thread robert
--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, dickelbeck d...@... wrote: --- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, robert madworm_de.yahoo@ wrote: --- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, josh_eeg josheeg@ wrote: Will the board house cut a circle? if your doing it yourself just make

[kicad-users] Re: freerouting.net autorouter + circular boards problem

2009-10-28 Thread robert
--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, josh_eeg josh...@... wrote: Will the board house cut a circle? if your doing it yourself just make the squair big enough and do the circle on the silk. I was planning to get the boards cut as a circle. It is possible to work around this with a polygon as

[kicad-users] freerouting.net autorouter + circular boards problem

2009-10-25 Thread robert
I'm having problems with a circular board and the freerouting autorouter. The pcb outline was created with the circle tool. I just can't open the .dsn files. Replacing the circle with a polygon works, but I just can't get the outline right that way.

Re: [kicad-users] Adding a Logo or Art to Silkscreen

2009-10-09 Thread Robert
needs to use an editor that supports Unix line endings (or perhaps set Cygwin to use Windows/DOS line endings on installation?), but there are plenty of open source editors around that will do this, as will MS Visual Studio. Thanks again, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message

Re: [kicad-users] Move/edit with relative coordinates in pcbnew or move the page origin?

2009-09-29 Thread Robert
Yes - move the cursor to where you want the origin and press the space bar. In the bottom right-hand corner you'll see both absolute and relative co-ordinates. Regards, Robert. korpx wrote: It feels a bit primitive to always relate positions to the page origin at top left corner

[kicad-users] Re: Move/edit with relative coordinates in pcbnew or move the page origin?]

2009-09-29 Thread Robert
and select Move from the context menu. Then move the resistor until the relative co-ordinates are 32,16 (one or both might be negative, depending on which direction you're moving). No subtraction is necessary. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG

[kicad-users] Module Position File

2009-09-23 Thread Robert
it was less obvious there were indeed missing components (strangely the recipient didn't complain). Can anyone help, please? Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.112/2390 - Release Date: 09/23/09 05:52:00

Re: [kicad-users] Kicad-pcbnew and ErrType(14)

2009-09-07 Thread Robert
of the way and refreshing the screen until you can see what's hiding in the background. Note that I'm assuming that your components are connected together correctly in EESchema and that the netlist was created after you made the last change to your schematic. Regards, Robert. rick.hunter49 wrote

[kicad-users] DRC Problem [1 Attachment]

2009-09-04 Thread Robert
though its DRC line only just touches the DRC line of the surface mount pad above it. Regards, Robert. No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG - www.avg.com Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.76/2344 - Release Date: 09/03/09 18:05:00

Re: [kicad-users] DRC Problem

2009-09-04 Thread Robert
of the through-hole pad, and found that it passed the DRC when the separation exceeded twice the minimum track spacing. That suggests there is a logic to this, but I don't know what that might be :). Regards, Robert. Andy Eskelson wrote: Your attachment ended up inthe attachments folder

Re: [kicad-users] DRC Problem

2009-09-04 Thread Robert
through-hole pad and the red surface mount pad directly above it that PCBNew is complaining about. That distance is 0.6mm, which is significantly greater than 0.3mm. Regards, Robert. Jim Hughen wrote: Sorry... I'm NOT sure how to interpret the image. ...Jim H. - Original

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