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How to mirror the reference designator on Proteus 8.0

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DiBosco:
I'm doing a bit of work for a company that used to use Proteus and for some staggeringly stupid reason they ditched it and moved to Crapstar.

I'm modding a few older Proteus boards for them and and on the whole I find it easy to use and very intuitive.

One thing that has completely stumped by though is that on one board a few components that are on the component side have their outlines on the solder side. Also, a couple that are on the solder side do not have their reference designators mirrored. I just cannot work out how to rectify these problems. I've played for four hours on this and just cannot fathom it.

Can anyone explain how to mirror a reference designator so that if it's on the solder side it is correct for Gerbers please? Doing it with text is straightforward enough as is mirroring the whole component. Just mirroring the ref des...not so much!   Many thanks :)

wraper:
If you change the layer for reference designator, then it is mirrored automatically. Strange to hear you have a problem with this.

DiBosco:
Yeah, there's something *really* funky going on. With other components, when you swap the layers, they automatically mirror the ref des.

DiBosco:
Actually, one even stranger thing is one component says it's on the component side when you right click and do Edit Properties, but its silkscreen is on the solder side. :-/

wraper:

--- Quote from: DiBosco on July 25, 2017, 11:02:21 am ---Actually, one even stranger thing is one component says it's on the component side when you right click and do Edit Properties, but its silkscreen is on the solder side. :-/

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Well, you can create the components with pads and silkscreen on different sides. Now I understand what is the issue. Proteus thinks those components are placed on the different side than they actually are because the person who created those components had hands growing from his ass. Therefore what you need to do is placing the package somewhere out of PCB -> decompose tagged objects -> modify it -> select everything -> Make component. EDIT, you could first try without actually modifying anything. Old component will be replaced with updated one.

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