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Circuitcam reference designators

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#75031

Circuitcam reference designators | 8 December, 2015

Hello all,

we are using Circuitcam for all our internal records and programming our production machines. When I auto assign labels for my reference designators, machine will create designators with different sizes(some of them are too small to see in paper). I have to manually go and fat finger them to the correct size. So here is the question. Is there any place in the software, where I can actually control the text size of these labels?

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#75033

Circuitcam reference designators | 8 December, 2015

To my knowledge, no. I generally turn designators off and rely on the silkscreen designators, but when I do have an assembly that I need to add the designators to the assembly print, I have to manipulate them individually as far as size. You can drag them all together, but not change size.

If you send your question to their support team, they'll get back to you within a few days. Perhaps there is something I have overlooked. Though in 11 years with the product, I rarely even turn them on, so there may be a way.

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#75034

Circuitcam reference designators | 8 December, 2015

If you go to the BOARD drop down menu, and choose AUTO-PLACE labels, it will resize them as it sees fit. Which sometimes works, and sometimes makes it worse.

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#75038

Circuitcam reference designators | 9 December, 2015

That is exactly what I do, but based on the density, it doesn't do a good job.

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JAX

#75041

Circuitcam reference designators | 9 December, 2015

You can set the Horizontal and Vertical size of the reference designators. 1.Modify 1 to the size you want 2.Select all of the Reference ID's except the one you manipulated 3.Hold Ctrl down and select the Manipulated Reference 4.Click the "Set Horizontal and Vertical Size" button found on the Alignment Toolbar

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#75042

Circuitcam reference designators | 9 December, 2015

Yup just tried it. Works great, thanks Jax. And the "Set Horizontal and Vertical Size" button is the "up/down, left right" arrows. It's also the only icon not grayed out.

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#75075

Circuitcam reference designators | 15 December, 2015

Thanks Jax. This will be useful.

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