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DXF to Eagle Conversion [message #170376] Wed, 03 May 2017 19:10 Go to next message
Nance Ericson
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Registered: May 2017
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I have imported a DXF file into Eagle 7.7.0 Ultimate that has some irregular shape electrodes.  The file imports just fine into the Eagle PCB editor (import DXF function) and the dimensions are correct.  The imported electrode structures are composed of polylines.  I need to convert these polylines into a single polygon that can be filled to form an electrode.  Redrawing over the imported outline to form a polygon is not a good option due to the odd shape.  Can anyone tell me how to convert a closed path of polylines into a polygon that can be filled?  Thanks!

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Re: DXF to Eagle Conversion [message #170379 is a reply to message #170376] Thu, 04 May 2017 06:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lorenz
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Registered: December 2006
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Nance Ericson wrote:
> I have imported a DXF file into Eagle 7.7.0 Ultimate that has some
> irregular shape electrodes.  The file imports just fine into the Eagle
> PCB editor (import DXF function) and the dimensions are correct.  The
> imported electrode structures are composed of polylines.  I need to
> convert these polylines into a single polygon that can be filled to
> form an electrode.  Redrawing over the imported outline to form a
> polygon is not a good option due to the odd shape.  Can anyone tell me
> how to convert a closed path of polylines into a polygon that can be
> filled?

finding/writing an URL to do the job is one possibility.

Or you could have a look at the XLM in the board file and try to
manipulate it by hand.
Look for differences between wires and polygons and plain and
signal.
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Lorenz
Re: DXF to Eagle Conversion [message #170389 is a reply to message #170379] Fri, 05 May 2017 05:24 Go to previous message
Markus Faust
Messages: 76
Registered: November 2004
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Am 04.05.2017 um 08:32 schrieb Lorenz:
> Nance Ericson wrote:
>> I have imported a DXF file into Eagle 7.7.0 Ultimate that has some
>> irregular shape electrodes. The file imports just fine into the Eagle
>> PCB editor (import DXF function) and the dimensions are correct. The
>> imported electrode structures are composed of polylines. I need to
>> convert these polylines into a single polygon that can be filled to
>> form an electrode. Redrawing over the imported outline to form a
>> polygon is not a good option due to the odd shape. Can anyone tell me
>> how to convert a closed path of polylines into a polygon that can be
>> filled?
>
> finding/writing an URL to do the job is one possibility.
>
> Or you could have a look at the XLM in the board file and try to
> manipulate it by hand.
> Look for differences between wires and polygons and plain and
> signal.
>

A third option would be to edit the intermediate script file by hand.
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