First, for background: I'm a proficient Python programmer, and have used Python to script modifications to my libraries successfully.
I'm new to PCB automation, and tried to writer a quick script to add a via today, to no avail.
Here's the bare bones:
app = win32com.client.Dispatch('MGCPCB.ExpeditionPCBApplication')
doc = app.ActiveDocument
vianame = "RFEVia_0.15mm hole, 0.45mm pad"
viastack = None
for padstack in doc.Padstacks:
if padstack.Name == vianame:
viastack = padstack
print "This is the padstack"
if viastack is None:
print "Can't find a padstack called", vianame
via = doc.PutVia(10,10, viastack)
which fails as viastack is apparently not a COM object - which surprised me!
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "test1.py", line 79, in <module>
File "test1.py", line 68, in test
File "<COMObject <unknown>>", line 5, in PutVia
TypeError: The Python instance can not be converted to a COM object
Can anyone suggest how I do this please?