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Hole locations, component overhang board edges
Jul 22nd, 2019 at 3:13pm
 
Have already PM'd you about this but thought I would post it to see if any one else had any ideae about this.

Would it be possible to add hole numbering, indexing, interrogation or labelling of some sort, please? I seem to spend a lot of time counting holes to see where I am and how many holes there are between components. Maybe 1,2,3,4...vertically and A, B, C.....AA, BB...... horizontally i.e. like in MS Excel?

Also, what about allowing overhanging components at the edge; sockets, pots, etc.?

Alternatively, a board outline to allow for overhanging and temp storage of "yet to be placed" components without losing track of where the final board will end.

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Re: Hole locations, component overhang board edges
Reply #1 - Jul 23rd, 2019 at 3:28am
 
Hello Enrico

I am not sure whether you are counting holes when using the VeeCAD editor or when building your board, so I will talk about both cases.

In the VeeCAD editor move the mouse cursor to a pin or component etc. and read the X,Y coordinates at the bottom left of the VeeCAD window. I find links make handy lines for defining important areas of the board. I delete the links later on.

When building your board, you can stick X and Y rulers along the board edges as shown in the photo in this post: https://veecad.com/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1485106546. These rulers will match the rulers that VeeCAD adds to printouts.

You can use the Track Editor (full version) to make a border on your board. Delete strips at the top or bottom edges of the board and shorten strips at the  left and right edges of the board. This gives an attractive result, but you have to hassle with the Track Editor every time you change your board size. I recommend placing links to define the border and only using the Track Editor when the layout is finished.
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Reply #2 - Jul 25th, 2019 at 9:30am
 
Brilliant. Why didn't I think of that!?

Thanks
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