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Discussion in 'PCB Layout, Design and Manufacture' started by TroubledTech95, Aug 18, 2016.

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  1. TroubledTech95


    Apr 28, 2016
    OK, so those of you who know design spark will know there is a translate to PCB option. I'm just new to it so still trying to work it all out. Every time I try to upload my schematic into it i just get all my components jumbled into the size of PCB I've chosen in a layout that is not suitable for routing and almost impossible to comprehend. Am I doing it wrong? surely to have a feature like this would be to make the PCB design/layout part more time efficient? Right now I could most definitely import the individual components and design it manually quicker.

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  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    I generally start with rubberbands and move stuff around until it looks tidy and like it will route well before I lay down any tracks.

    Can you get the software to move it to a PCB layout but not do any of the routing?
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  3. Arouse1973

    Arouse1973 Adam

    Dec 18, 2013
    You need to choose forward design changes option in tools not translate to PCB, use this after you have done the initial translate.

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  4. TroubledTech95


    Apr 28, 2016
    thanks ! sorted! :)
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