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Offline twistedresistor

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Rounding corners of placed lines
« on: January 23, 2019, 11:03:40 am »

I'm looking for a way to round over the corners with a specified radius after a line is placed.
I know how to miter the corners after placing, but not to round them, or specify the radius/miter value. 

I know i can place a 90° round by switching the routing mode, and I can change the radius with [,] / [.], but there is no way to specify the exact radius and the steps seem imperial, regardless of the set unit. You can change the radius of a placed corner with an arc by dragging, but it is dependent on the grid and basically guesswork.

Does anyone know of a simpler, exact way?

(Basically I am looking for the functionality of the Miter Tool in EAGLE, if anyone has experience with it.)

Thank you!

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Re: Rounding corners of placed lines
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 12:50:01 pm »
Unless there's a dialog or script to do it, I don't think so...

You can create a single arc with the right metrics, then rubber-stamp it on top of all the traces you want it on, and clean up the corners after.  Tedious, but accurate at least?

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Re: Rounding corners of placed lines
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 02:06:15 pm »
i'm assuming you want tracks to 'hug' a circular contour. AD19 has that feature.
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Re: Rounding corners of placed lines
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 03:58:53 pm »
Place an arc

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