Why do the Thru hole parts sit above the pcb as SMT parts.
Martin and John,
Glad to see you participating in the Beta program, and using the software! Please try to keep questions about VX.1.2 in the Beta forum for feedback though...
With regard to the model assignment and re-use for future designs, PADS 3D is able to take advantage to the assignments already done. “Update Library” allows to save your current assignment/alignment information to the Central Library for integrated projects, and to the Reuse location for net list projects. It will be automatically picked up for new projects and also can be updated in current designs by the “Update Models” functionality.
Is that a different offset than what you set when you defined the 3D model in the Decal Editor? To ask it another way, does that view look different than the side view in Part Editor?
Thanks - i positioned it correctly in Decal Editor and it worked. Does it remember this new location for other PCB's using same part.
Not yet, I believe. My sales rep mentioned something about the 3D mapping staying with the project and not the library. This is supposed to get fixed in a couple more revisions.
That is not convenient. i have many boards go thru in a week and to remap every project sucks. I was hoping
that i can create a master mapping file that any project can point to and use.
I agree. Hopefully others who know more about this will chime in.
There is a beta forum??
We use netlist projects. Does the Reuse location reside locally or can it be on a server for all to use?
Yes, there is a beta community! The link is prominently featured on the PADS beta website. Should you, or any other beta testers, need help finding it, please email me privately: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for testing our pre-release software. We're excited to get it out the door!
Where is the Beta forum located
Just closing the loop for anyone else who may be following this thread. Martin now has access to the beta forum. If any other beta tester needs help accessing the community, please email me at email@example.com.
Oh, this isn't posted in the beta community? Oops, sorry! I thought something got enabled where the beta links were coming in like the rest of my forum links.
Beta forum in The same location you used to login and download the software. Loon for the Comments and Feedback section
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