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Mikle

Russia
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Posted - 05 May 2015 :  22:16:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello.

I need to get the size of the PCB panel and Board.
"Extents" command returns the number with a line width.
Any suggestions how to subtract the width of the line easier?

I did a report for any form of outline.
But there are still problems with rounding, in some cases, when the points do not in the grid.

Download Attachment: panel_size.rff
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jameshead

United Kingdom
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Posted - 06 May 2015 :  09:02:19  Show Profile  Visit jameshead's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Attached is my report format for a PCB specification (text file) or a report inserted in the Documentation layer for a fabrication drawing, output as Gerber.

The relevent lines are:

If "Is Panel Design"
:
List of Panel Shapes
If "Type" is equal to "Outline"
Extents Width
Extents Height

Else
Board Extents Width
Board Extents Height

I use a 0.20 mm line width for PCB board outline and panel outline.

Download Attachment: Crowcon PCB Specification Sheet.rff
22.99 KB

Edited by - jameshead on 06 May 2015 09:03:07
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steve

United Kingdom
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Posted - 06 May 2015 :  09:51:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mikle

Firstly, we are very impressed with your approach to solving your requirement.

Secondly, may I suggest that if you find that you cannot gain a piece of data out of a design using standard functions in Report Maker that you contact us before being so creative to see how we can help.

I have logged 39443 to look to create functionality that reports back panel outline segment line width and possibly extents to outline centreline.

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Mikle

Russia
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Posted - 06 May 2015 :  13:05:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve
I have logged 39443 to look to create functionality that reports back panel outline segment line width and possibly extents to outline centreline.


Thank you.
It would be very nice if the width was available for any of the items in the list of segments.

Edited by - Mikle on 06 May 2015 13:05:40
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steve

United Kingdom
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Posted - 06 May 2015 :  15:27:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are about to release revised code for this. It will provide a function called 'Panel Outline Extents' which will give you the extents between outline centrelines for the panel. At the same time they have added for PCB, new functions, 'Board Centreline Extents' and 'PCB Panel Origin'.

There will not be a function for reporting the panel outline segment (s) width as it should not be needed.

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Mikle

Russia
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Posted - 06 May 2015 :  19:05:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve
There will not be a function for reporting the panel outline segment (s) width as it should not be needed.


Disagree. There are another tasks.
It would be useful to make a report, which reported used minimum clearances, tracks, holes and the diameter of the mill. And this requires the line width for tracks, wires, templates, coppers, panel outline and tab route lines.

Edited by - Mikle on 06 May 2015 19:06:12
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steve

United Kingdom
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Posted - 07 May 2015 :  08:41:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The reason for such a report is not immediately obvious, however a number of those items cannot be reported at present.

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steve

United Kingdom
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Posted - 07 May 2015 :  16:55:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have now implemented the new functions which are about to be made available

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