1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 4, 2013 6:17 AM by dcox

    Adding items to Pads database using scripting

    dcox

      Pads scripting is fine if you want to list names or count pins, but how can I add items using scripting?  I stumbled upon the activedocument.addtext function but I want to do more.

       

      Here are some things I want to do:

      1- add small bgavias offset from bga pins and have them connected to the bga pin net.

      2- convert a rats nest connection to a point to point route.

      3- add bypass caps to a board based on board size.

      4- add a connection to a component pad.

      5- change a teardrop geometry.

       

      I have created many VB programs that manipulate data in ascii files, but I am trying to do it now with scripts.

       

      The only current way I found to do this is to write to an eco file and then import it.  Sure it works, but there must be a more elegant way to do it within the script.  Any ideas?