placing right angle 3D headers

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DrOldies
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placing right angle 3D headers

#1 Post by DrOldies » 17 Jan 2016, 00:15

I have 2 1x8r 90 deg connector headers on my board. One is on the left edge, and one is on the right edge. When I attach a 3D pattern for this header, both images point to the left. In the "Attach 3D models" the connectors are listed as "J4, J6" so I cannot attach 2 separate (left handed and right handed) 3D models. I tried re-number the pins in the opposite order on the right connector, but this made no difference.
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MonGater
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Re: placing right angle 3D headers

#2 Post by MonGater » 17 Jan 2016, 05:12

press "R" to rotate in PCB layout?

DrOldies
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Re: placing right angle 3D headers

#3 Post by DrOldies » 17 Jan 2016, 12:28

Great! the connector I rotated scrambled the traces, but that's easy to fix. Lesson learned - if I want 3D images of the completed board I need place the parts in the schematic, create a temp pcb, roughly place patterns, then check the 3D image for the right orientations. It would be helpful to have a "renew schematic from pcb" to fix this after the pcb is modified.

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