Hello, I am a new to PADS and I was wondering if there is an easy way to swap layers, for instance my component layer is the top layer and I would like to make it the bottom layer without losing the placement of the parts.
Hi Michelle. I've moved your question to the PADS Layout community where it should get a quicker response.
Please try the following:
Hello, I did this and it worked somewhat, but now all of my component labels have disappeared. Any ideas?
What kind of labels are these and what layer do they exist on? You might recheck the Display Colors to see if a color got set to the background color making them invisible.
By labels I meant the RefDes on Caps, Res #. I did check the colors and they do not match the background yet still not showing on the bottom layer where they components now reside.
Try selecting one of the components, right mouse click, choose Properties > Labels, select Ref Des and click on the label button just below it to see what layer it indicates the ref des exists on.
The Ref Des are still on the top layer
You can try using the attached script. It will help you to select all of the top mounted components and bottom mounted components separately from each other, then you can open the Properties dialog, select Labels and edit the RefDes to modify its layer setting.
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