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FE - is there a way to create custom flip-able layers

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D-NGK
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FE - is there a way to create custom flip-able layers

The problems seem simple, yet I fail to find an answer...

Is there a way to create custom flip-able layers in Eagle?


Some background on, what I'm trying to achieve:

I'm working on a project, which requires frequent changes and adaptions to the design. To make my life easier, I want to have a layer for assembly instructions and documentation, for which I create a custom Gerber output in the CAM file (one for topside, one for bottom side). Like this, all assembly documentation is generated by the CAM output. Also when moving components, the related assembly documentation is moved as well. I, of course, do not want this documentation on the "t/bValue" and "t/bName" layers. Also, the "t/bDocu" layers are not suitable as I don't want all information from these layers to be in the assembly documentation.
Currently, I created a layer "AssemblyDokuTop" and "AssemblyDokuBottom" (Number 115 and 116) and added the necessary information to the parts in the library. As long as the components remain on the same side of the boards as in the library the method works fine. But if I have to move components from top to bottom layer, the assembly documentation remains in the original side. This gets especially tricky when I have two instances of the same component on opposite sides of the board.

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: D-NGK

Hello @D-NGK,

I hope you're doing well. There are 4 pairs of layers that users can use that have this functionality. HELP LAYER has the full details but in summary these are the 4 pairs.

53/54, 55/56, 57/58 and 59/60

So for example, make 53 DocTop and 54 DocBottom.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,


Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

Kudos are much appreciated if the information I have shared is helpful to you and/or others.

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D-NGK
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Hello @jorge_garcia2 ,

Thanks for checking this topic.

How do I use the layers 53 to 60 from the user interface?

 

In the user interface, the highest layer shown to me is 52 (bDocu), and when adding a new "custom" layer, the selection starts as 113.

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Since I still maintain the libraries in Eagle and push from .io to F360, I can work around by editing the library file and setting the layer properties visible and active. Now I can use the layers.

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However, it seems, this workaround would not be possible in Fusion360 - FE without significant efforts.

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jorge_garcia2
in reply to: D-NGK

Hello @D-NGK,

I hope you're doing well. I should have remembered, layers below 100 can not be made through the GUI currently. It's supposed to avoid users accidentally trashing important layers used by EAGLE. You can create those layers through the command line.

LAYER 53 tDocumentlayer;
LAYER 54 bDocumentlayer;

Should be easier than modifying the XML.

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

Best Regards,


Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

Kudos are much appreciated if the information I have shared is helpful to you and/or others.

Did this resolve your issue? Please accept it "As a Solution" so others may benefit from it.
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D-NGK
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

@jorge_garcia2 

Great! Like this, it works.

Thanks for your help.

 

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