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Re: gEDA-user: Fluky Fluky layout printing problem!

   I believe I have found my layout printing problem.
   My original pad statements for the inductors were:
   Pad[-20650 0 -20642 0 11000 1200 1500 "" "1" "square"]
   Pad[20642 0 20650 0 11000 1200 1500 "" "2" "square"]
   It has been a while since I have created a footprint and I messed up
   the clearance.  Is it possible that I could see the pads on the etch
   pattern in the pdf document but they didn't print out because the
   solder mask was covering it?  I changed the statements to:
   Pad[-20642 0 -20650 0 11000 1200 11200 "" "1" "square"]
   Pad[20642 0 20650 0 11000 1200 11200 "" "2" "square"]
   I then saved the footprints.  Now, following
   in_my_layout I tried to update the pad and when I optimize rats
   afterwards the pads turn orange.  I have tried it many ways, after
   loading the footprint in the buffer I hold it over the current
   footprint and do shift->left-mouse-click, rotating the buffer twice and
   hold it over the current footprint and do shift->left-mouse-click,
   delete the current footprint and load the footprint in the buffer and
   hold it over the current footprint and do shift->left-mouse-click, and
   delete the current footprint rotate the buffer twice and do
   Now I'm stuck.

   On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Rob Butts <[2]r.butts2@xxxxxxxxx>

   So, I tried printing your pdf file and nothing printed out.  I'm
   printing this in windows and using Adobe Reader 9.3.  I went back and
   printed my conversion of test.fp.pdf and again just 1 square printed.
   I then downloaded and installed Foxit Reader 4.3 and niether square
   printed for both your conversion and mine.

   Maybe I'll try retyping the footprint?

   On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Peter Clifton <[3]pcjc2@xxxxxxxxx>

   On Fri, 2011-01-21 at 14:46 -0500, Rob Butts wrote:
   > Peter,
   >    When I printed it out a BIG smile came on my face because as you
   >    probably expected only one square printed.  Now I suspect you know
   >    the problem is.
   >    Am I right?
   Sadly not, I just removed all but the pads from the ps file. It
   file for me..
   Having the minimal test-case will help track the issue down though.
   software did you use to print the resulting PDF?
   If anyone cares to see it pasted directly:
   72 72 scale 4.13385 5.84645 translate
   90 rotate
   1 1 scale % calibration
   1e-05 dup neg scale
   /t { moveto lineto stroke } bind def
   11000 setlinewidth
   2 setlinecap 2 setlinejoin
   6100 19700 6108 19700 t
   47392 19700 47400 19700 t
   Just in case the bug is in ps2pdf, I've attached my conversion (also
   using ps2pdf)
   Peter Clifton
   Electrical Engineering Division,
   Engineering Department,
   University of Cambridge,
   9, JJ Thomson Avenue,
   CB3 0FA
   Tel: +44 (0)7729 980173 - (No signal in the lab!)
   Tel: +44 (0)1223 748328 - (Shared lab phone, ask for me)

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