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 Post subject: Importing DXF pattern
PostPosted: 22 May 2017, 23:14 
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I'm attempting to import a pad pattern from a DXF file. I created the file in Autodesk Fusion 360. When I import the DXF, I see the pattern shape in the import dialog. I choose the Fill Closed Areas option and convert the single layer to Top Pads. In the editor window, I get a single tiny dot. If I choose Top Silk as the layer, I see the pattern. Am I doing something wrong during the import, or do I have an issue in my DXF file that is causing this?

Any help would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Importing DXF pattern
PostPosted: 23 May 2017, 06:42 
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Use the same settings except convert to Top Signal, instead. After import, right-click on the outline of the filled object and select Convert to Pad in the pop-up menu.

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 Post subject: Re: Importing DXF pattern
PostPosted: 24 May 2017, 12:11 
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Tomg wrote:
Use the same settings except convert to Top Signal, instead. After import, right-click on the outline of the filled object and select Convert to Pad in the pop-up menu.


I just tried to import this: Where is Top Signal in the Convert to: Drop Down list?
Do you mean select Top from the list, Check Pads in Signal Layers, check all entities in the Pads in Signal Layers pop up window?
When I get the object imported if I select an edge and right click there is no Convert to Pad option.


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 Post subject: Re: Importing DXF pattern
PostPosted: 24 May 2017, 12:46 
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This is done in the Pattern Editor in an empty Design Area. I have attached a short, "how to" video in the zip folder named "video.zip" below. Let me know if you need more information.


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 Post subject: Re: Importing DXF pattern
PostPosted: 30 May 2017, 22:18 
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Thanks for your help. I was able to successfully import the pattern. The video was a nice additional touch.


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