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Allow user to set default hole type when exporting IDF, IDX files

Allow user to set default hole type when exporting IDF, IDX files

Holes that are not given an ECAD_HOLE_TYPE parameter value are exported as PIN type holes in the IDF (and I presume, IDX) file.

Most holes specified by MCAD in a board design are mounting holes, not pin holes. It would be useful to be able to set the default value when exporting so that users don't have to manually edit the ECAD_HOLE_TYPE parameter for each hole they add to the board. I would suggest adding a config.pro parameter to set the default type as follows:

ECAD_DEFAULT_HOLE_TYPE (pin*, mtg, tool, via, other) where PIN is the default to maintain upward compatibility and "other" is any user-defined value (to conform to the IDF 3.0 specification).

4 Comments
Marco_Tosin
21-Topaz I

Dave you have to vote for your idea.

jwagh
16-Pearl

Great idea! Our ECAD team recently switched to Xpedition, and they are not reading in our holes due to this. Have you figured any workaround?

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Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
olivierlp
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Status changed to: Archived

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