Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

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Moris
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Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#1 Post by Moris » 04 Mar 2020, 05:20

When a component is rotated by 180° relative to its default rotation, the marking (e.g. RefDes) is upside-down.

Moris
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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#2 Post by Moris » 05 Mar 2020, 05:10

Imagine you rotate many/all components and now all markgings are hard to read on the screen.
Can the markings be reset to default?

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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#3 Post by Alex » 05 Mar 2020, 09:53

Users requested component marking rotation together with components. We did it in version 4.0 beta. As always, you can edit marking position manually ( F10, then move and rotate).

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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#4 Post by Moris » 05 Mar 2020, 11:34

Since decades it's good practice to make drawings/things readable from two sides for good reason (let's say from front and right side) ;). This new marking "feature" completley ignores this.
If this really comes in Version 4, then after each rotation of a component you have to manually adjust the markings in order to keep it readable or you and up with a markings mess and tidiy up at then end of design.

Did mentioned users give some use case for this idea - I really would be interested?

crstarrAZ
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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#5 Post by crstarrAZ » 10 Nov 2020, 10:16

Alex - this feature should have a toggle; how do we turn it off so the text does not rotate with the part? I have never had a need for this.

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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#6 Post by Alex » 11 Nov 2020, 10:18

We have already the "toggle" in source codes, the option "View / Component Markings - Rotate Markings with Component" will be available in the next version.

crstarrAZ
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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#7 Post by crstarrAZ » 11 Nov 2020, 10:21

Looking forward to that. The Ref Des are a HUGE mess right now!

Hugoagogo
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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#8 Post by Hugoagogo » 07 Dec 2020, 09:36

Are there any updates on this, this is a very frustrating "Feature"

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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#9 Post by freddy63 » 28 Apr 2021, 09:43

Same question here.

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Re: Marking upside-down. PCB 4.0 beta 1

#10 Post by crstarrAZ » 28 Apr 2021, 09:46

Hi Freddy63 - update to the latest version (4.1.2.0), the option is now in place, and works great.

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