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Discussion in 'CAD' started by samster, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. samster

    samster Guest

    quick question to any "pcb" users (open source geda tools):

    I have a layout completed and I tried to create a copper pour with the
    "rectangle" function but realized that my default clearance of 10 mil
    (traces) is wayyy too small.

    I believe its possible to change this individually (by clicking on each
    trace) but is there a way to change this setting FOR ALL TRACES at once?
    do I have to edit the layout file under VIM or is there an easier way?

    thanks
     
  2. DJ Delorie

    DJ Delorie Guest

    Select -> Select All Objects

    :ChangeClearSize(selected,+10,mil)
    :ChangeClearSize(selected,=2,mm)

    The command line window (":") allows a lot of flexibility, but you
    need to read the "Action Reference" appendix of the manual to know
    what to type in.

    http://pcb.sourceforge.net/pcb-cvs/pcb.html#Action Reference
    http://pcb.sourceforge.net/pcb-cvs/pcb.html#ChangeClearSize Action

    Note that pcb's plugin system hooks into the command line, so if you
    need something that's not already there, it's pretty easy to write a
    new module, put it in ~/.pcb, and invoke it from the command window.
     
  3. samster

    samster Guest

    thanks man.
    I read about this briefly some months back. After post, I am going now
    reread that section of the manual.
     
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