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SImple question - how to flip view

Postby alanambrose » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:40 am

... so I can check the silkscreen on the bottom. Most apps have "flip view", "mirror view" or something. Can't find this: either in the menu or the help and this forum doesn't seem to have a search feature.

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Re: SImple question - how to flip view

Postby marius » Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:52 am

You need to edit the layer that contains the data you want to flip.
First select all data on that layer. An easy way to do this is right click on the layer in the layers toolbar and pick "Select/New".
Then execute a mirror command ("Edit/Edit Selection/Mirror").
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Re: SImple question - how to flip view

Postby alanambrose » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:27 am

Hmmm if that's the only way then that's fairly hopeless.

I don't want to edit the data - I just want to flip the viewport so I'm looking from the other side - just as you would if you were holding a double sided board in your hand.

For instance, in GC Prevue, it's just "View / Bottom Side View".

I can't believe you are missing something so obvious - maybe your users never create double-sided boards? If they do, it probably takes them 1 to 2 minutes before they go looking for that feature.

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Re: SImple question - how to flip view

Postby alanambrose » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:39 am

Orcad has View / Flip Design etc etc etc
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Re: SImple question - how to flip view

Postby marius » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:13 am

Good suggestion. We will forward to development team.
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Re: SImple question - how to flip view

Postby alanambrose » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:41 am

OK IMHO if you want to make it super-useful, you need to replicate the 'flip PCB over in my hand' experience with 3 options:

(1) flip and show only layers on top side
(2) flip and show only layers on bottom side
(3) flip but show all layers as though the PCB was transparent

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Re: SImple question - how to flip view

Postby faarigia » Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:57 am

I finally got back here to check up on this problem - thank you for the reply.

I will be sure to keep checking for a new release that will hopefully fix this most irritating bug.
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