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Altering board dimensions

Altering board dimensions

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I know that you can manually alter the shape of the board using the Design>Board Shape options but this is very tedious and I need precise dimensions.  Is there a way to automatically alter the dimensions of a square board from 108mm x 108mm to 107mm x 107mm?  
  Thanks

RE: Altering board dimensions

For times like those, I set the world coordinates to have the (0, 0) point at the board corner and watch the status bar at the bottom... when my cursor hits 107mm, I click.

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

RE: Altering board dimensions

I reserve a mechanical layer for the board shape. This is because my boards are not square - they have a very complex shape.

When you have a layer that is the board shape, to redefine you just turn on that layer only, select everything, and use Design > Board Shape > Define From Selected Objects. Quick and easy.

This may not help in your case, but may help someone else.

RE: Altering board dimensions

I do it in a simliar manner but I select the lines and manually enter in the dimensions.

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