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How to flip an entire board
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Arthur Bachelet 2 years ago
Hello, does somebody knows if it's possible to flip verticaly or horizontaly an entire pcb board with all tracks and components. I tried to group all the board and components but it seems we cannot flip a group of components. Thanks.
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UserSupport 2 years ago
Only Pro edition support this feature, at View - Flip Board https://pro.easyeda.com/editor
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Arthur Bachelet 2 years ago
Thanks, im trying it now, but it seems it doesnt actually flip the board, i would like to get a mirrored version of the board as with applying "flip horizontaly" option and to keep it like this when i save the pcb.
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UserSupport 2 years ago
@arthurbachelet Hi Doesn't support that feature
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Arthur Bachelet 2 years ago
Ok, thank you.
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andyfierman 2 years ago
I don't think it is persistent as you would like but for EasyEDA Std, try Andreas Bernhofer's Extension: **Toggle View** in: [https://easyeda.com/forum/topic/Extension-User-Extensions-for-EasyEDA-Summary-9e065b68316f4491a3911dc6204be31e](https://easyeda.com/forum/topic/Extension-User-Extensions-for-EasyEDA-Summary-9e065b68316f4491a3911dc6204be31e)
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Arthur Bachelet 2 years ago
@andyfierman thank you im im trying, its nice but i cannot do what i wanted with it i think. Basically i want to get a mirror version of my board as if i did "flip horizontal" in the format menu.
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Arthur Bachelet 2 years ago
Hi, it was very tricky but i found a way to do this. That's how: -Create new footprint. -Copy paste your all board in the footprint. -Save the footprint. -Open and place the footprint in your pcb project. -Ungroup the footprint. -Now you can select the board and do "flip horizontaly" from the format menu and all the board will flip, tracks and components together. You will loose all your nets but you now have a exact mirrored version of the board(appart for the holes that will stay where they where)
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Arthur Bachelet 2 years ago
To also flip the holes you can replace them by pads before you make the footprint and change them back to holes later if you wish.
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andyfierman 2 years ago
@arthurbachelet, I'm not sure that I understand what you are trying to achieve or why you want to do this but you must be aware that if you have any devices that have asymmetric pinouts (i.e. almost any device with 3 pins or more such as transistors and IC's) then if you simply mirror image the PCB along the X or Y axis, the physical device pinout will no longer map to the mirrored footprint pinout. Mirroring along the X or Y axis is not the same as rotating the PCB about the X or the Y axis (as for example Andreas Berhofer's extension does or that you can do in the 3D board viewer). Flip Board as in rotate about X or Y axis makes sense because the top and bottom layers are swapped but a simple mirror image of a layer - except for a few specialised cases - does not make sense.
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Arthur Bachelet 2 years ago
Yes i know it does not make much sens and asymmetric footprints will not fit anymore but i needed to do this for a specific case, to merge two already made circuits on one board, and it was more convenient to flip one circuit the other way around.
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tlangdon12 1 year ago
Thanks for providing a solution Arthur. I needed to flip a board over because I wanted to move some devices onto a daughter board and had already drawn out on the 'mother' board where the daughter board and the headers to connect the two boards could sit. Your solution of creating a footprint allowed me to create the daughter board in a new project by flipping the drawing from the motherboard over to it while keeping the headers silkscreen in perfect registration. Once I had the daughterboard with the header silkcreen, I was able to copy the schematic to the project and populate the PCB fully, and move the headers into the position marked by the silkscreen. Thank you again.
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ginopaolo 1 year ago
@arthurbachelet genius. thanks
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