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Adding items to Pads database using scripting

Question asked by dcox on Dec 4, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 4, 2013 by 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?