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2007\10\04@084914 by wouter van ooijen

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I want to put a component value on my PCB upside down. Is there a way to
do this? I can rotate the text around its anchor point, but that does
not put it upside down.

Wouter van Ooijen

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2007\10\04@091823 by Christopher Cole

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On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 02:47:49PM +0100, wouter van ooijen wrote:
> I want to put a component value on my PCB upside down. Is there a way to
> do this? I can rotate the text around its anchor point, but that does
> not put it upside down.

Great question - I had the same issue a while back; except it was on the
schematic that I wanted my text rotated 90 degrees, and readable from the
left-hand edge (as opposed to the right-hand edge).  To my surprise, as the
text is rotated, it flips over at each 180 degree interval, making it
impossible to create 'upside down' text.  My workaround was to take a
screenshot of the normal text, mirror it in a paint program, and then use the
BMP import ULP to bring it back into my schematic artwork.  PITA!

I am hoping the new version 5 of Eagle ( http://cadsoft.de/betatest.htm ) has
this problem fixed.

Take care,
-Chris

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2007\10\04@180548 by alan smith

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So not the part on the back side of the board...but mounted upside down?  I'd do a variant on the footprint for that.

Christopher Cole <.....coleKILLspamspam@spam@coledd.com> wrote: On Thu, Oct 04, 2007 at 02:47:49PM +0100, wouter van ooijen wrote:
> I want to put a component value on my PCB upside down. Is there a way to
> do this? I can rotate the text around its anchor point, but that does
> not put it upside down.

Great question - I had the same issue a while back; except it was on the
schematic that I wanted my text rotated 90 degrees, and readable from the
left-hand edge (as opposed to the right-hand edge).  To my surprise, as the
text is rotated, it flips over at each 180 degree interval, making it
impossible to create 'upside down' text.  My workaround was to take a
screenshot of the normal text, mirror it in a paint program, and then use the
BMP import ULP to bring it back into my schematic artwork.  PITA!

I am hoping the new version 5 of Eagle ( http://cadsoft.de/betatest.htm ) has
this problem fixed.

Take care,
-Chris

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2007\10\04@184041 by wouter van ooijen

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> So not the part on the back side of the board...but mounted
> upside down?  I'd do a variant on the footprint for that.

Actually it was for a chip on the component side, but indeed upside down
(in the sense of: rotated 180 degrees). I don't see why I should make a
separate footprint for that - rotating a component on the PCB is easy.
But rotating the component did not rotate the text. My customers are
often electronic newbies - they will insert a chip wrong if they get a
chance to do so. Putting the text upside down (in the same orientation
as the text on the chip) might reduce that chance a little bit.

Wouter van Ooijen

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2007\10\04@232523 by William \Chops\ Westfield

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On Oct 4, 2007, at 6:47 AM, wouter van ooijen wrote:

> I want to put a component value on my PCB upside down. Is there a  
> way to
> do this? I can rotate the text around its anchor point, but that does
> not put it upside down.

This is one of the commands that's easier to do from the command line
than the GUI.  Say "rotate =SR0" to set the "spin" boolean for the
text, and then the rotates that happen as part of "move" will leave it
set, so that the text actually goes upside down when it's upside down.

I see the "rotate" command DOES have a "spin" button with upside down
text pictured (up next to where you can type in the angle), but it's
an obscure enough feature that the GUI ceases to be intuitive...

BillW

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