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Non-rectangular board shape [message #171356] Wed, 16 August 2017 15:17 Go to next message
Paul Riggs
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From earlier versions of Eagle, I remember the way to define the outline of your board was to draw it on the 'Dimension' layer. When I try this on Eagle 8.3, the area I want to keep is grayed out, as if it's a cutout in a rectangular board.
I see the release a 'Board Shape Editor', but I can't find any information about this anywhere.

How do I define the shape of my board? Thanks.

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Re: Non-rectangular board shape [message #171371 is a reply to message #171356] Thu, 17 August 2017 09:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Can you show us a picture of what you are seeing please? It should work the same as previously but it uses different colours for the board area and the area outside of the board to differentiate the board shape so you can see it clearly.

Best Regards,

Rachael

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Re: Non-rectangular board shape [message #171373 is a reply to message #171371] Thu, 17 August 2017 10:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Riggs
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The gray circle is my PCB, the gray border represents the area outside the working area.
I think the area outside the PCB should be grayed out; not inside it.
[2017-08-17 11_52_38.png]

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Re: Non-rectangular board shape [message #171374 is a reply to message #171373] Thu, 17 August 2017 11:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Riggs
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Ah, I just realised I can delete the outer bounding box from the dimension layer of my design, and then the circle becomes the board perimeter. Problem solved.

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Re: Non-rectangular board shape [message #171375 is a reply to message #171374] Thu, 17 August 2017 11:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rachaelp
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Yes I was just about to reply and tell you that was your problem. Glad you got it working :)

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Re: Non-rectangular board shape [message #171378 is a reply to message #171375] Thu, 17 August 2017 12:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Riggs
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Incidentally, where can I find info on the Board Shape Editor?

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Re: Non-rectangular board shape [message #171379 is a reply to message #171378] Thu, 17 August 2017 13:15 Go to previous message
rachaelp
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It's all part of the Fusion 360 integration. The idea is you create the board shape in Fusion and bring it into EAGLE. I've not tried that out myself yet as I need to learn Fusion 360.

You can find out more about it in the blog article here: https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/fusion-360-integration-eagle/
Or watch the YouTube videos which take you through the process here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1rOC5j_Fyi6B0wRJw2GAVEjE_dNR7rlK

Best Regards,

Rachael

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