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How can I generate a parts placement diagram? [message #163697] Fri, 16 October 2015 15:42 Go to next message
Joe Beuckman
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Registered: October 2015
Junior Member
I would like to publish parts placement diagrams like this to make
stuffing easier. (This diagram was made by Ray Wilson /
MusicFromOuterSpace.com)
[Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 9.49.04 AM.png]

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Re: How can I generate a parts placement diagram? [message #163701 is a reply to message #163697] Fri, 16 October 2015 18:42 Go to previous message
Rob Pearce
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Registered: September 2012
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On 16/10/15 16:42, Joe Beuckman wrote:
> I would like to publish parts placement diagrams like this to make
> stuffing easier. (This diagram was made by Ray Wilson /
> MusicFromOuterSpace.com)
> [Screen Shot 2015-10-15 at 9.49.04 AM.png]
>
If you'd like to, then go ahead!





OK, I know, you intended to also say "but I don't know how, could
somebody tell me?"

It's simple. That diagram consists of copper traces in light green and
component outlines plus text in black. On Eagle, the copper is in layers
1 to 16 (just 16 in the case of a single-sided through-hole board like
that one) while the component outlines are in layer 21 ("tPlace") and
the text in layers 25 (tNames), 27 (tValues), 51 (tDocu) and possibly
others, but those are the most likely. You may also want layer 20
(Dimension) for the board outline.

So, in the board editor, click on the "Display" icon. Now deselect all
except the ones you want. Double click on each of them and click the
"Color" box. Pick the colours you want (e.g. pale green for 16, black
for all others). Click "OK" on the Display dialogue.

Your board editor will now be showing the diagram you want. You can use
"File>Export... >Image" to create a diagram in PNG or similar. or you
can print to a PDF.

It's also possible to do something equivalent as a CAM job.
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